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Art about sadness, Dylan Horrocks

Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety Brent Williams (Korkut Öztekin illus) Educational Resources, $40.00, ISBN 9780473390068 American cartoonist Keiler Roberts, whose comics have eloquently documented her own struggles with mental illness, recently wondered on Facebook about…
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The thinking man’s cartoonist, Dylan Horrocks

Brockie: A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches Bob Brockie New Zealand Cartoon Archive/Fraser Books, $39.50 ISBN 9780958232074 David Lange called Brockie “the thinking man’s cartoonist”. Which is pretty nice of Lange, considering that Brockie had drawn him on various…
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The magic between the panels, Adrian Kinnaird

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Dylan Horrocks Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780864739759 The Bitter Sweet Philosophies K K Jart (text) and Nick Fedaeff (paintings) Eunoia Publishing, $40.00, ISBN 9780692215630 As the superheroes wage their endless battle in the…
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Weird animals, Callum Robertson

Incomplete Works  Dylan Horrocks Victoria University Press ISBN 9780864739223 Incomplete Works is a collection of short comics created by Dylan Horrocks between 1986 and 2012. Much like the B-sides of records, the comics sit beside one another like rough or…
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Remapping New Zealand, Hamish Clayton

Hicksville: A Comic Book Dylan Horrocks Victoria University Press, $38.00, ISBN 9780864736246 The current republication of Dylan Horrocks’ brilliant graphic novel, Hicksville, is long overdue; however, the relative obscurity to which it has been consigned over the last 10 years…
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