Also Credited As: Kupe
Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand and has lived in New Zealand, England, USA and Bougainville. He currently lives by the sea near Auckland with his wife and two sons.
10 issues of his comic book Pickle were published by Black Eye (1992-97) and his graphic novel Hicksville was published in 1998, also by Black Eye. Hicksville has since been reprinted by Drawn & Quarterly and has been translated into French, Italian and Spanish.
Dylan's comics won an Eisner Award in 2002 (Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition) and have been nominated for a number of Ignatz Awards, Harvey Awards and Prix d'Alph'Art (including Best Album and the Critics' Prize).
He has drawn strips for magazines and books in New Zealand, Australia, England, USA, France and Canada and has also done illustration work in most of those countries.
He drew a weekly political strip for the NZ Listener called Milo’s Week from 1995-97 and regularly draws political cartoons for the NZ Political Review and other magazines.
In 1998 he produced Spin - a comic for New Zealand’s Ministry of Youth Affairs on ways of dealing with emotional distress. In 2001 he produced Red Hot - a comic about Hepatitis C, in collaboration with Timothy Kidd
He has also written about comics for magazines in New Zealand and America and has taught cartooning and comics history courses. He regularly lectures on comics to university, polytech and graphics students. He is a Contributing Editor of the International Journal of Comic Art and was for several years a regular columnist for Pavement magazine. In 1998 he assembled an exhibition of New Zealand comics called Nga Pakiwaituhi o Aotearoa: New Zealand Comics, which showed at the Small Press Expo/International Comics and Animation Festival in USA. He also edited and published the show's catalogue, which was nominated for a Goodie Award for Best Publication about Comics.
He has also written comics for DC Comics and Vertigo, including 25 issues of Hunter: the Age of Magic, 19 issues of Batgirl and 3 issues of Legends of the Dark Knight.
He is currently working on a new series for Drawn & Quarterly called Atlas and a graphic novel for Top Shelf, among other things.
Date of Birth:
- 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: (for Hicksville and Atlas [Drawn & Quarterly])
#1#2 Batgirl (2000)
- 'The Light That Never Fails'#3
#39 Batman [GER] (2005)
- 'Black Wind'#40
- 'Little Bat'#41
- 'Body Language'#42
- 'Death In a Battle'#43
- 'Seeds of Blood'#44
- 'Harvest of Death'#45
- 'The Lost Girls'#47
- 'The Doll's House'#48
- 'Human Resources'#49
- 'Down Among the Dead Men'#50
- 'Tough Love'#51
- 'The City Is a Garden'#52
- 'The City Is a Jungle'#53
- 'Cooking the Books'#55
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 6 of 8: Total War'#55 (Polybagged)
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 6 of 8: Total War'#56
- 'War Games, Act 2, Part 6 of 8: Collateral Damage'#57
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 6 of 8: Ground Zero'
#8 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
- 'Kriegsspiele Teil 5'#24
- 'Dadalous und Ikarous'
#180 Batman: War Games (2005)
Bizarro Comics (2001)
Bizarro World (2005)
CBLDF Defender (2015)
Comix 2000 (1999)
Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption (2009)
Dark Horse Maverick 2000 (2000)
DC Comics Presents: Batman: The Secret City (2012)
- 'The Secret City, Part One'#181
- 'The Secret City, Part Two'#184
- 'War Games: Act 3, Part 2 of 8: The Road to Hell'
#1 Hicksville (1998)
Hunter: The Age of Magic (2001)
- 'DC Comics Presents: Batman: The Secret City'
#1 Moga Mobo (1994)
Names of Magic (2001)
- 'The Lake of Fire, Part One: The Lake of Tears'#2
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Two: The House of Leaves'#3
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Three: The White School'#4
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Four: The City of the Dead'#5
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Five: The Hidden House'#6
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Six: The Lake of Fire'#7
- 'Going Home'#8
- 'The Evil Gene Part One: Opening Party'#9
- 'The Evil Gene Part Two: The Divine Fire of Love'#10
- 'The Evil Gene Part Three: The Gift of Love'#11
- 'The Evil Gene Part Four: A Plague of Angels'#12
- 'Ghost in the Shelf'#13
- 'A Declaration of War'#14
- 'Love & Death'#16
- 'The Kiss of Death'#17
- 'Human Behavior'#18
- 'The Garden'#19
- 'The Art of Magic'#23
- 'The Art of Love'#24
- 'Waking Albion'#25
- 'All is Full of Love'
TPB No More Mrs Nice Nun: The Collected Knuckles the Malevolent Nun Volume 1 (2003)
- 'The Names of Magic'#1
- 'Chapter One: Invocation'#2
- 'Chapter Two: Faith'#3
- 'Chapter Three: Spirit'#4
- 'Chapter Four: Flight'#5
- 'Chapter Five: Truth'
TPB Pickle (1992)
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen (2014)
- 'No More Mrs. Nice Nun'
OGN HC SPX: Small Press Expo (1997)
Top Shelf (1995)
- 'Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen'
#9 Zack (1999)
- 'Asks the Big Questions'