18 Nov 2016

'I think of the image and the words as one language'

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 18 November 2016

For someone whose first words were purportedly "Donald Duck", Dylan Horrocks has done very well in directing his keen interest into a career.

A cartoonist and graphic novel author, he shot to fame with the release of his book Hicksville in 1998, about a small town in New Zealand where the entire populace is obsessed with comics.

That led to work in the big corporate machine of DC Comics, for which he was a writer and ultimately a retreat from that world and a journey through depression to find inspiration again.

He's since published both fiction and non-fiction books, cartoon strips and comic book series Pickle and Atlas.

Dylan Horrocks has also just been made an Arts Foundation Laureate.