Hidden in a quiet corner of New Zealand's East Cape is a town where the beach is sunny, the tea is hot, the locals are friendly, and everyone loves comics. When reporter Leonard Batts turns up in Hicksville looking for the inside story on the town's most famous export, comic book megastar Dick Burger, he expects a simple tale of local boy made good. Instead, he finds a town full of wonders and surprises and a dark mysterious secret no one's willing to share. This internationally acclaimed New Zealand graphic novel is a wryly funny story about the dangerous business of art and a haunting meditation on longing and regret, on getting lost and finding your way home.
Praise for "Hicksville: "Â â��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 guyâ��s comics.He knows what heâ��s doing.â�� "â��"FRANK MILLER, author of "Dark Knight Returns "â��["Hicksville"] is . . . a celebration of the richness of the comics artform.â�� "â��"Detroit "Metro Times "â��A languid, Borgesian tale of love and theft that treats comicsâ��and an unabashed love of the mediumâ��s folksy energy and rhythmsâ��with poetic weight. ["Hicksville"] is a classic.â�� "â��Austin American-Statesman"
Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 and lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the comic book series Pickle and Atlas and has written for DC Comics, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. His recent work can be found at hicksvillecomics.com