By the way, there will now be a two week hiatus while I travel to Canada for the International Festival of Authors and a talk at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (click on the links for more info).
I’ll be back early November, and then… Chapter Five!
Just a quick note for those of you in Auckland this weekend. Our local school, Maraetai Beach School, is holding an art exhibition to raise funds, and there are three pages by me in there (two from Hicksville and a School Journal illustration). So if you feel like a drive out to the beach with a peek at some local art along the way, come along!
I’m totally stoked to be appearing at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto later this month (October). The festival runs from October 20-30 and I’m on two round tables:
In Graphic Detail
Saturday, October 23, 3:00pm
Since 2005, the IFOA has showcased the work of cartoonists, illustrators and graphic novelists. At this event, artists Charles Burns, Dylan Horrocks and Seth share their latest works and participate in a round table discussion moderated by the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers.
Fictional Truths – Ideas on Time, Memory and Place
Tuesday, October 26, 8:00pm
Myla Goldberg, Paul Harding, Dylan Horrocks, and Eshkol Nevo discuss the building blocks of novel writing at this round table discussion moderated by Siri Agrell.
The other event I’m especially excited about is Lynda Barry’s session on the festival’s closing day (Saturday 30 October, 5pm).
So if you’re in Toronto, come along!
As the poster says, I’ll be speaking at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montréal later this month. I’ll be talking about my strange journey from the first edition of Hicksville to the new one, some of the comics I’ve done along the way, and the ones I’m drawing now. I hope to show some stuff that hasn’t been seen in public before.
I can’t wait to see the D&Q shop, and to catch up with some old friends. If you’re in town, come along and say hello!
A one page comic by me is in the latest (October) issue of Metro magazine. It’s part of a feature in which a bunch of writers, photographers and artists document a single day in Auckland, as viewed from various locations. I chose the local mall and spent a few hours drawing people in the food court, the library, and walking around the shops. As I told the editor, I love malls, even though I hate shopping. Malls aren’t really about shopping these days anyway; it’s more like hanging out in the town square (albeit a highly commercialised, corporate-controlled one).
You can find Metro in most newsagents around New Zealand or get it online at Magshop.