Horrocks, Dylan 1966-

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Horrocks, Dylan 1966-

PERSONAL:

Born October 6, 1966, in Auckland, New Zealand; son of Roger (a professor) and Eleanor (a professor) Horrocks; married Theresa Fleming; children: Louis, Abe. Education: University of Auckland, B.A., 1986.

ADDRESSES:

Office—P.O. Box 37, Maraetai Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. E-mail—[email protected] co.nz.

CAREER:

Full-time comic book artist and writer, 1995—. Visiting professor in the history of comics, Auckland University Continuing Education Program and Elam Summer Art School. Guest lecturer, University of Auckland, Auckland College of Education, Words & Pictures Museum (Northampton, MA), Media Design School, Elam School of Fine Arts, Unitec, and Auckland Institute of Technology. Presenter of conferences, including Media '99, Auckland University; 2000 World Conference on Reading; and Loaded Canons: Discourse & Power in Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Wellington, 2001. Has organized and participated in comics conventions in New Zealand, England, France, and America. Exhibitions: Contributor to touring exhibit in United Kingdom, 1992; Bent Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 1992; The Beguiling, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1993; Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, New Zealand, 1996; Nga Pakiwaituhi o Aotearoa: New Zealand Comics, SPX/ICAF, Bethesda, WA, 1998; Small Press Expo/International Festival of Animation and Comics, Bethesda, WA, 1998; Lopdell House Gallery, Waitakere, New Zealand, 2000; New Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2001-02.

MEMBER:

Les Cartoonistes Dangereuses, UK Comic Creators' Guild.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Eisner Award for "talent deserving of wider recognition," 2002, for Atlas and Hicksville; two Goodies Awards, Comics Journal, for Hicksville; Pickle was selected as number thirteen in a list of the top 200 comics of all time, The Staros Report. Hicksville and Pickle have received numerous nominations for Ignatz Awards.

WRITINGS:


Hicksville (graphic novel), Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1998.

(Illustrator) Joy Watson, Highway Robbery, Scholastic (Auckland, New Zealand), 1999.

Better Luck Next Century (collection of political cartoons), Top Shelf Productions (Marietta, GA), 2001.

The Names of Magic, drawn by Richard Case, Vertigo/DC Comics (New York, NY), 2002.

(Author of introduction) Roger Langridge and Cornelius Stone, No More Mrs Nice Nun: The Collected Knuckles the Malevolent Nun, Antipodes Publishing (New Zealand), 2003.

Writer for comic series, including The Clubhouse of Solitude, 2000; The Names of Magic, 2000-01; Red Hot, 2001; Hunter: The Age of Magic, 2001-03; and Batgirl, 2003—. Writer and illustrator of comic books, including Tisco George, 1985—; Pickle, 1993—; Dirty Comics, 1997; Spin, 1998; Dirty Stories 2, 2000; and Atlas, 2001—. Contributor of comic strips to numerous collaborative comic books and periodicals, including Pulse, SPX 98, Top Shelf, NZ Listener, Fantagraphics, New Zealand Herald, Scratch, Reciproquement, Fox Comics, Razor, UFO, Jabberwocky, Reactor Girl, Trident, Bizarro Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, DC Comics, Vertigo, and Le Roquet. Cofounder and coeditor of comics magazines Razor, 1984; Ignatz, 1985; Le Roquet, 1992; and Black River Chronicle, 1995. Contributor of essays about comics and comic artists to periodicals, including The Comics Journal, Destroy All Comics, Alternative Cinema, Black River Chronicle, Ignatz, and New Zealand Comics Gazette. Contributor of political cartoons to newspapers and magazines, including New Zealand Listener and New Zealand Political Review.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


ONLINE


Hicksville,http://www.hicksville.co.nz (August 8, 2003), author's home page, with biography, full comic bibliography, and interviews.

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