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Dylan Horrocks


Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand and has lived in New Zealand, England, USA and Bougainville. He currently lives by the sea near Auckland with his wife and two sons.

10 issues of his comic book Pickle were published by Black Eye (1992-97) and his graphic novel Hicksville was published in 1998, also by Black Eye. Hicksville has since been reprinted by Drawn & Quarterly and has been translated into French, Italian and Spanish.

Dylan’s comics won an Eisner Award in 2002 (Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition) and have been nominated for a number of Ignatz Awards, Harvey Awards and Prix d’Alph’Art (including Best Album and the Critics’ Prize).

He has drawn strips for magazines and books in New Zealand, Australia, England, USA, France and Canada and has also done illustration work in most of those countries. He drew a weekly political strip for the NZ Listener called Milo’s Week from 1995-97 and regularly draws political cartoons for the NZ Political Review and other magazines.

In 1998 he produced Spin – a comic for New Zealand’s Ministry of Youth Affairs on ways of dealing with emotional distress. In 2001 he produced Red Hot – a comic about Hepatitis C, in collaboration with Timothy Kidd

Dylan has also written about comics for magazines in New Zealand and America and has taught cartooning and comics history courses. He regularly lectures on comics to university, polytech and graphics students. He is a Contributing Editor of the International Journal of Comic Art and was for several years a regular columnist for Pavement magazine. In 1998 he assembled an exhibition of New Zealand comics called Nga Pakiwaituhi o Aotearoa: New Zealand Comics, which showed at the Small Press Expo/International Comics and Animation Festival in USA. Dylan also edited and published the show’s catalogue, which was nominated for a Goodie Award for Best Publication about Comics.

He has also written comics for DC Comics and Vertigo, including 25 issues of Hunter: the Age of Magic, 19 issues of Batgirl and 3 issues of Legends of the Dark Knight and is currently working on a new series for Drawn & Quarterly called Atlas and a graphic novel for Top Shelf, among other things.

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