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Dylan Horrocks’s “Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen” Book Tour

Magic PenCritically acclaimed cartoonist, Dylan Horrocks bids farewell to his native New Zealand as he travels to the United States for his first convention appearance in over a decade on a book tour in celebration of the fan-favorite release, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen. His first graphic novel since the classic, Hicksville, collected in 1998.

Sam Zabel is an exploration of the highs and lows of fantasy through the lens of Zabel, a popular, but creatively stymied, cartoonist. This provoking and thoughtful meditation on the comics medium as art, outlet, and industry leads the reader on an epic adventure with sex-crazed aliens, monks, pirates, and web-cartoonists. Horrocks approaches this one-of-a-kind tale with careful consideration for the artist, the reader, and of course, the story we all yearn to tell.

To promote the graphic novel, he’s taking a tour of the United States and Canada. Check out the dates below!

Tour Dates
September 18……………………..Politics & Prose – Washington DC
September 19-20………………….Small Press Expo – Bethesda, MD
Special Guest*
September 22……………………………Desert Island – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Joan Cornella*
September 24………………………..CCS – White River Junction, VT
Visiting Artist Lecture*
September 26………………….Harvard Bookstore – Cambridge, MA
September 28…………………….Magers & Quinn – Minneapolis, MN
September 30……………………..Challengers Comics – Chicago, IL
October 2……………………….Cartoon Crossroads – Columbus, OH
October 5-7……………..Sequential Arts Workshop – Gainesville, FL
Visiting Artist Workshop*
October 22…………..International Festival of Authors – Toronto, ON
Special Guest*