Friday, February 19, 2010

EVENT: 'Hickville': The New Zealand Edition Release Party

Above: The cover of the new edition of 'Hicksville' by Dylan Horrocks.

It's being 13 years since Dylan Horrocks' landmark graphic novel 'Hicksville' was first published; considered by many to be an instant classic of the comics medium. This is made all the more impressive by it's seamless mix of comics folklore and the mysterious, casually magic nature of small-town New Zealand.

It's now back in print in a re-mastered format from Drawn & Quarterly in the US, and for the very first time it's available in a New Zealand edition published by Victoria University Press. The D&Q edition is in comics stores now, with the New Zealand VUP edition available in March. The VUP edition retails for $38.00, and if you want to pre-order it from your nearest bookstore here's it's ISBN:9780864736246.

To celebrate this occasion, I understand there's going to be a exhibition/launch for the New Zealand edition at The High Seas in Auckland on March 19th. Stay tuned for more details as the come to hand...


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