Last week, on holiday, I was walking on K rd looking in op shops and spending way too much money, when I cam across a poster. The poster had fallen on the ground, so it caught my eye; the image seemed instantly familiar so I picked it up to have a better look:
Book Launch and Exhibition: Hicksville
Now I’m not up north very often, book launches here for graphic novels happen less often, and book launches for New Zealand graphic novels happen even less often. I almost peed my pants when I realised I’d still be in town for it.
Of course I went and mostly stood in the corner feeling nervous and overwhelmed. Joe quite happily wandered around picking up books and looking at the panels of Hickville for sale on the wall. But, it was awesome.
The launch was held at The High Seas gallery, an awesome space on Beresford st. and had a nice little collection of graphic novels, comic books and zines. *Swoon*
I picked up a nice stash; the NZ edition of Hicksville (wonderfully signed by Dylan Horrocks), Hunter and Painter by Tom Gauld, and Jessica’s Rival (an issue of Jessica of the Schoolyard by the Comic Book Factory – I seriously heart these guys).