Published March 2010
Hidden in a quiet corner of New Zealands East Cape is a town where the beach is sunny, the tea is hot, the locals are friendly, and everyone loves comics.
When reporter Leonard Batts turns up in Hicksville looking for the inside story on the towns most famous export, comic book megastar Dick Burger, he expects a simple tale of local boy made good. Instead he finds a town full of wonders and surprises and a dark mysterious secret no ones willing to share.
This internationally acclaimed New Zealand graphic novel is a wryly funny story about the dangerous business of art and a haunting meditation on longing and regret, on getting lost and finding your way home.
With a new introduction by the author. First New Zealand edition.
Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 and lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the comic book series Pickle and Atlas and has written for DC Comics, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. His recent work can be found here.