Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Fantagraphics Books
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Acclaimed cartoonist Dylan Horrocks returns with a long-awaited new graphic novel, the first since his perennial classic, 1998’s Hicksville. Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn’t drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for a large American comics publisher and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a wild, fantastic journey through centuries of comics, stories, and imaginary worlds. Accompanied by a young webcomic creator named Alice and an enigmatic schoolgirl with rocket boots and a bag full of comics, Sam goes in search of the Magic Pen, encountering sex-crazed aliens, medieval monks, pirates, pixies and ― of course ― cartoonists. Funny, erotic, and thoughtful, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy.
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About the author

Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966. He is the author of Hicksville, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, and has written for DC Comics, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. In 2016, he was named as one of six, Arts New Zealand's Laureate Award winners.

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Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Jan 18, 2015
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Pages
229
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ISBN
9781606997901
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English
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Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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