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New page: The Magic Pen

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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New page: The Magic Pen

Friday, September 17th, 2010
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Now you too can buy ‘All Hail Ellie, Destroyer of Worlds!’

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

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As I mentioned earlier, Emily Perkins and I have done a mini-comic together! It was done as a jam comic – I’d draw a panel and send it to Emily, then she’d draw a panel in response and send it back, and so on. After a month, we had made a 32-page mini-comic (with one big panel per page) – half of it written and drawn by Emily and half by me. It’s a conversation between us, in words and pictures, about writing, stories, art, reality and – er – monsters.

We presented it at The Orcon Great Blend 2010 in Auckland on September 10th (a wonderful event put together by Public Address, Orcon and The Edge), reading it live while the pictures were projected behind us, which was almost as much fun as making the thing in the first place. About a hundred copies sold on the night (thanks everyone!!), but I still have copies left if you want to buy one.

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All Hail Ellie, Destroyer of Worlds!
by Emily Perkins and Dylan Horrocks
a 32 page black & white mini-comic (A5 size: 14.85 x 21 cm)
Price (including postage):
within New Zealand: NZD $7
to anywhere else: USD $6

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New page: The Magic Pen

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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At The Great Blend with Emily Perkins

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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Tomorrow evening in Auckland, I’ll be presenting a new comic with co-conspirator Emily Perkins at The Orcon Great Blend 2010. The Great Blend is an occasional event put together by Public Address and Orcon, and this time the theme is collaboration. Organiser Russell Brown put various artists, writers and other creative miscreants into pairs, urging us to create some kind of collaborative work for the occasion.

My team-mate was novelist, short storyist, creative writing teacher and all-round literary star Emily Perkins, who enthusiastically embraced my suggestion that we do a jam comic together – a conversation in words and pictures on the topic of why we write. Every day for a month, one of us drew a panel and emailed it to the other, who then replied the following day with their own panel. Although she claimed she hadn’t drawn anything since school, Emily launched into the task with gusto. And it turns out she can really draw! Our conversation took place as much through the images as the text, and by the end I was simultaneously exhausted and energised!

So anyway, the final result is a 32-page mini-comic (with one large panel per page), which we will read live at the Civic Wintergarden tomorrow evening. We’ll also have copies of the mini to sell on the night. If you’re in Auckland and want to come along, the event is free but you have to RSVP to get a seat (Update: IT’S FULL! SORRY). Hopefully, there’ll be some copies of the mini left afterwards, and maybe we’ll put the conversation online some time too…?
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New page: The Magic Pen

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
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Alice Brown in Dud Comics

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I’ve drawn a 1-page strip starring The Magic Pen‘s Alice Brown, for a Dunedin-based anthology called Dud Comics. You can find out about Dud and see some of the contributions on the Dunedin Comic Collective Blog.

Other contributors to Dud include Tony Renouf, Tim Cornelius, Chris Knox, Fane Flaws and more!

New page: The Magic Pen

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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New page: The Magic Pen

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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To my lasting shame, I wasn’t able to post a new page last Friday, due to a major deadline (I’ll tell you about that soon). Hopefully that will be the last day I miss (at least for a while)!

Anyway, to make up for it, today’s new page introduces a brand new character. Enjoy!