One of the best graphic novels of the past decade, back in print.
ï¿½Dylan Horrocks is clever, funny, and very, very good at making comic books. His characters grab you and haunt you and even make you worry for them. Buy this guyï¿½s comics. He knows what heï¿½s doing.ï¿½ ï¿½Frank Miller (Dark Knight Returns)
ï¿½[Hicksville] is at once a celebration of the richness of the comics artformï¿½ - Detroit Metro Times
ï¿½A languid, Borgesian tale of love and theft that treats comics -- and an unabashed love of the medium's folksy energy and rhythms -- with poetic weight. [Hicksville] is a classic.ï¿½ï¿½Austin American Statesman
One of the first contemporary graphic novels is now back in print with a new cover and introduction. Considered to be a classic by many, Hicksville was named a ï¿½Book of the Yearï¿½ by The Comics Journal and received nominations for two Ignatz Awards, a Harvey Award and two Alphï¿½Art Awards (Best Album and the Criticsï¿½ Prize).
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 biographer Leonard Batts discovers when he visits Burgerï¿½s hometown of Hicksville in remote New Zealand. Hicksville is where the locals treasure comics and the library stocks Action Comics #1.