Monday, February 20, 2006

Dylan Horrocks

Here is a newest craze from down under...Dylan Horrocks! Well, actually he isn't new, he is an old hand on the small press comix scene. I remember picking up his comic Pickle about 10 years ago when I was still treading in the indie ocean. Now I am enjoying his new series Atlas that he doing for that recent nominee for the Shuster award for best Canadian publisher, Drawn and Quarterly! Also, the Comics Reporter has just posted an audio interview with Dylan that you can listen to here. The art and story of Atlas sees Dylan's experience really come into his own. Beautiful artwork is the first thing you notice but behind that foreground lies a mature story with nice atmospheric shots and good pacing. My only complaint is that I would like to see more per issue. Although, the secondary story, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, is good and really shows off his artistic talent. It is great to see Dylan's personal projects again after his time at DC.

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