Dylan Horrocks

DylanHorrocks-selfportrait Dylan Horrocks has written and drawn graphic novels, comic books, comic strips and short stories for publishers around the world.

His graphic novel Hicksville has been published in six languages, was nominated for numerous awards, was a Comics Journal Book of the Year, and is #12 in Rolling Stone’s list of the Fifty Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels of all time. His most recent book, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, has been published in 8 languages and received an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Graphic Album.

He has also written comics for Vertigo (Hunter: the Age of Magic) and DC Comics (Batgirl, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight). His comic strip ‘Milo’s Week‘ appeared weekly in the New Zealand Listener between 1995 and 1997, and he has contributed political cartoons to the New Zealand Political Review.

His work has won an Eisner Award and a Sir Julius Vogel Award. In 2016, he was awarded a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate.

Dylan was born in 1966 and lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He is married to youth health researcher Dr. Terry Fleming and they have two sons, Louis and Abe.

Selected bibliography:

Graphic novels:
Hicksville (Black Eye, 1998; revised edition Drawn & Quarterly/VUP, 2010)
Incomplete Works (Victoria University Press, 2014)
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen (Fantagraphics/VUP/Casterman etc, 2014)

Comic book series:
Pickle (Tragedy Strikes Press/Black Eye, 1992-1997): issues 1-10
Atlas (Drawn & Quarterly, 2001-2006): issues 1-3

All Hail Ellie, Destroyer of Worlds! with Emily Perkins (Hicksville Press, 2010)

As writer:
The Names of Magic (Vertigo, 2000-2001): issues 1-5 (trade paperback, 2002)
Hunter: the Age of Magic (Vertigo, 2001-2003): issues 1-25
Batgirl (DC Comics, 2003-2004): issues 39-57
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC Comics, 2004): issues 180-181, 184

As illustrator:
Highway Robbery, Joy Watson (Scholastic NZ, 1999)
The Adventures of Audubon, Peter Rees (Weldon Owen, 2005)
As Far as We Know: Conversations about Science, Life and the Universe, Paul Callaghan and Kim Hill (Penguin Books, 2007)
The Garden Party, Katherine Mansfield (Scout Books shorts, 2012)

Political cartoons:
Better Luck Next Century (Top Shelf, 2001)

Prose short stories:
‘Steam Girl,’ in Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (Candlewick Press, USA, and Walker Books, UK, 2011)
‘Kitty Capulet and the Invention of Underwater Photography’ in Monstrous Affections: an anthology of Beastly Tales, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (Candlewick Press, USA, forthcoming 2014)

Non-fiction books:
Nga Pakiwaituhi o Aotearoa: New Zealand Comics (Hicksville Press, 1998; revised 2000)
New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels (Hicksville Press, 2012)

Inventing Comics: Scott McCloud’s Definition of Comics‘ in The Comics Journal #234, 2001
Perfect Planet: Comics, Games and World-Building‘ in Writing at the Edge of the Universe, edited by Mark Williams (Canterbury University Press, 2004)

Anthology contributions:
Dirty Stories, vol. 1 & 2, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics, 1997, 2000)
Comix 2000 (L’Association, 2000)
9-11: Artists Respond (Dark Horse, 2001)
Bizarro Comics, edited by Joey Cavalieri (DC Comics, 2000)
Bizarro World, edited by Joey Cavalieri (DC Comics, 2004)
Little Nemo 1905-2005: Un Siècle de Rêves, edited by Benoît Peeters (Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2005)
Les Belles Étrangères : Douze Écrivains Néo-Zélandais (Sabine Wespieser, 2006)
Are Angels OK? The Parallel Universes of New Zealand Writers and Scientists, edited by Paul Callaghan and Bill Manhire (Victoria University Press, 2006)
Look This Way: New Zealand Writers on New Zealand Artists, edited by Sally Blundell (Auckland University Press, 2007)
Darkest Day: Comics for Christchurch (Funtime Comics, 2011)
Cartozia Tales (Cartozia Press, 2013)
Beyond the Free Market: Rebuilding a Just Society in New Zealand, edited by David Cooke, Claire Hill, Pat Baskett and Ruth Irwin (Dunmore Press, 2014)

Eisner Award (USA, 2002): Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition for Atlas and Hicksville
University of Auckland-Creative NZ Literary Fellow (NZ, 2006)
Sir Julius Vogel Award (NZ, 2012): best novella for ‘Steam Girl’
New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate (NZ, 2016)

Shorlisted awards:
Ignatz Awards (USA, 1997): Best Story and Best Art for Pickle
Harvey Award (USA, 1999): Best Graphic Novel for Hicksville
Ignatz Awards (USA, 1999): Best Graphic Novel and Best Art for Hicksville
Prix d’Alph’Art (France, 2002): Best Album and Critics’ Prize for Hicksville
Harvey Award (USA, 2002): Best Single Issue or Story for Atlas #1
Barcelona Comics Festival (Spain, 2004): Best Graphic Novel for Hicksville
Attilio Micheluzzi Award (Italy, 2004): Best Graphic Novel for Hicksville
Ignatz Award (USA, 2007): Outstanding Series for Atlas
Eisner Award (USA, 2016): Best New Graphic Album for Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
PANZ Book Design Award (NZ, 2016): Best Illustrated Book for Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
Eisner Award (USA, 2017): Best Graphic Album – Reprint for Incomplete Works