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Comics & Graphic Novels Literary

Hicksville

by (author) Dylan Horrocks

introduction by Seth

Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Initial publish date
Jul 2014
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770460027
    Publish Date
    Jul 2014
    List Price
    $22.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896597195
    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
    List Price
    $29.95

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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 authors

Dylan Horrocks' profile page

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named “Inkwell’s End.”

Seth's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“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

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