A Comic Book

Book - 2010
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One of the best graphic novels of the past decade, back in print.

Considered to be a classic by many, Hicksville was named a Book of the Year by The Comics Journal and received nominations for two Ignatz Awards, a Harvey Award, and two Alph'Art Awards (Best Album and the Critics' Prize). It was one of the first contemporary graphic novels and is now back in print with a new cover and introduction. The world-famous cartoonist Dick Burger has earned millions and become the most powerful man in the comics industry. However, behind his rapid rise to success there lies a dark and terrible secret, as the biographer Leonard Batts discovers when he visits Burger's hometown of Hicksville in remote New Zealand. Hicksville is where the locals treasure comics and the library stocks Action Comics #1.

Publisher: Montréal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly Publications, 2010
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781770460027
Branch Call Number: Graphic Horrocks
Characteristics: xiii, 246 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm


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Oct 11, 2016

Absolutely brilliant. I could hardly put this book down!

MomoT Sep 25, 2016

How did it take me this long to read Dylan Horrock's brilliant Hicksville? It's embarrassing.

Fantastical and multi-layered yet recognisable too in its NZ locale. Hicksville is a special alt-New Zealand where comic books are held in the lofty position they deserve. This tale has interesting things to say about ethics, commercialism, and regret.

Jul 20, 2015

A gripping novel with a nice subjective insight to Comic world, with glitches of humour and epic stories. Great story telling full of symbolism and human morals.

Great graphic Novel


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