Archive for May, 2009

Hicksville new edition: cover

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Hicksville new cover
Here’s the cover for the new edition of Hicksville, which is due in 2010 from Drawn & Quarterly.

The new edition has been redesigned (I’ve rescanned the artwork, given the pages a wider margin, and am redoing the ‘look’ of the whole package) and will also include a 12-page introduction (in comics form) by me.

Of course, I’ll keep you all informed as it gets closer to the publication date.

I’m in Hastings for Youth Week: ‘What’s the Story?’

Monday, May 18th, 2009


I’m going to be giving some talks and workshops in Hastings next week, as part of their Youth Week storytelling festival:

What’s the Story?
Oral, visual and written story-telling

Youth Week 25 – 29 May 2009

“Storytelling is a common form of communication that people engage in, using different channels, nearly every day. It is sharing a tale of experiences, either real or imaginary” – Marsh Cassidy

I’m doing three public sessions:

Writers Q & A
- An interactive writers and illustrators Talk with Anna Mackenzie and Dylan Horrocks

Wednesday 27 May
Flaxmere Library – 10.00am
Havelock North Library – 1.30pm

Thursday 28 May
Hastings Central Library – 10.00am

Award winning Young Adult novelist Anna Mackenzie talks about what led her to writing fiction. Currently writing for a young adult audience, Mackenzie says she remains fascinated by the intensity and challenges of the teenage years.

Comics, graphic novels and manga are increasingly popular all over the world. Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks, whose work has been published in books and magazines around the world, introduces this incredibly diverse and expanding medium, and invites you to give comics a try.

Contact: Carla Crosbie 8715180 (Hastings Library)

Sue Pike (Flaxmere and Havelock North Libraries)

Other events include an interactive story blog, sessions on Ta Moko (tattooing) and oral storytelling, and a workshop and discussion about the rise and rise of TXT language. So if you’re in the area, come along!

NZ comics blog: From Earth’s End

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Adrian Kinnaird has started a new blog following comics and pop culture in New Zealand. He’s reporting on locally produced comics, as well as comics-related events (the Wolverine movie launch, Free Comics Day in Onehunga, etc). He’s also made a really beautiful banner for the site (see above)! Let’s hope Adrian also posts some of his own very fine comics

New page: The American Dream

Friday, May 8th, 2009
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New page (at last!): The American Dream

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
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