New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks is a favorite around Stately Beat Manor, and a master of short comics stories. While his website has been busy serializing his new comics The Magic Pen, his works from the last 20years has been long unavailable. However in March, the Victoria University Press will publish INCOMPLETE WORKS, collecting his short comics. The book will be available in New Zealand, but hopefully someone will bring it here to the US…please???
Horrocks was a mainstay of the indie scene before graphic novels got big and his graphic novel Hicksville, about an imaginary town where cartoonists are the biggest entertainers, is a masterpiece. His short stories are humane, funny and accessible. Good news!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.