Hicksville (Paperback)

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One of the best graphic novels of the past decade, back in print.
Considered to be a classic by many, "Hicksville "was named a Book of the Year by "The Comics Journal "and received nominations for two Ignatz Awards, a Harvey Award, and two Alph'Art Awards (Best Album and the Critics' Prize). It was one of the first contemporary graphic novels and is now back in print with a new cover and introduction. The world-famous cartoonist Dick Burger has earned millions and become the most powerful man in the comics industry. However, behind his rapid rise to success there lies a dark and terrible secret, as the biographer Leonard Batts discovers when he visits Burger's hometown of Hicksville in remote New Zealand. Hicksville is where the locals treasure comics and the library stocks Action Comics #1.

About the Author


Dylan Horrocks, an award-winning graphic novelist and comic artist, lives in New Zealand and was appointed University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow in 2006.

Praise For…


Praise for Hicksville: “Dylan Horrocks is clever, funny, and very, very good at making comic books. His characters grab you and haunt you and even make you worry for them. Buy this guy’s comics.He knows what he’s doing.” FRANK MILLER, author of Dark Knight Returns

“[Hicksville] is . . . a celebration of the richness of the comics artform.” Detroit Metro Times

“A languid, Borgesian tale of love and theft that treats comics—and an unabashed love of the medium’s folksy energy and rhythms—with poetic weight. [Hicksville] is a classic.” —Austin American-Statesman

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770460027
ISBN-10: 1770460020
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 246
Language: English

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