Three of the graphic novel world’s most exciting young stars share their beautiful and thought-provoking new works. Author Evan Munday acts as MC.
Dylan Horrocks is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Hicksville and the comic book series Pickle and Atlas. Horrocks has also written for DC Comics and Vertigo, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. He presents his latest critically acclaimed graphic novel, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, which explores the pleasures, dangers and moral consequences of fantasy. Supported by New Zealand Book Council and Creative New Zealand
Evan Munday is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed book series for young readers The Dead Kid Detective Agency. Both The Dead Kid Detective Agency and its sequel, Dial M for Morna, were nominated for the Silver Birch® Fiction Award. The third book, Loyalist to a Fault, will be in bookstores this September. He has also worked as a book publicist, freelance illustrator, ebook designer and soda jerk. He lives in Toronto.
Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was on The New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 list and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won a Caldecott Honor as well as the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration. Tamaki's presents SuperMutant Magic Academy, expanded from her Ignatz Award-winning webcomic of the same name and centred around a high school for mutants and witches.
Adrian Tomine was born in California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve. His comics have now been anthologized in publications such as McSweeney’s, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of 2007. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He presents his new graphic novel, Killing and Dying, a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity and family dynamics.