2014 in Review: Dylan Horrocks


What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?

Finishing Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen! It's hard to express how satisfying that is. And having two new books come out (The Magic Pen and Incomplete Works). It feels like the end of a drought, even though I've been working hard and drawing comics the whole time - it's just so nice to have them out there in print.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?

Ant Sang's Dharma Punks, Sam Orchard's Family Portraits, Mary Tamblyn & Alex McCrone's Nothing Fits, Squires' Moonbeard, volume 1, Barry Linton's Lucky Aki, Brent Willis' Thrust Justice!

Also, a few things I caught up with belatedly this year: Gareth Brookes' The Black Project (one of my favourite reads this year), Junjo Ito's Uzumaki, Suehiro Maruo's The Strange Tale of Panorama Island. I feel very behind with my comics reading, so there's a huge pile of books I want to read this summer (Beautiful Darkness, Megahex, Here, etc).

I've enjoyed reading a bunch of stuff online, too, including Steve Rogers, American Captain and everything the Three Words project has been posting. Good times!

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014

The release of Dungeons & Dragons, 5th edition. My favourite edition in a loooong time. Makes me feel like a total gamer geek.


What are you looking forward to in 2015?

Playing D&D. Drawing some new comics. Traveling: seeing old friends and making new ones.