Writer and Artist: Dylan Horrocks
Store: Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, Quebec)
I have good books
My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.
Atlas was a great find and the perfect way to kick off the challenge. Dylan Horrocks, a New Zealand comics artist, is his own main character as he searches for information on Emil Kopen, a legendary comics artist from Cornucopia (artist and country are both fictional as far as I can tell). This issue also includes "There Are No Words in My Mouth," a powerful, to-the-point story about a Jewish woman during the Holocaust, using only images and empty word bubbles. Cartoonist James Kochalka, a Vermonter, also contributed a story: "Letter to Hicksville: 'Schoolbus.'"
Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge. The official site is here.
As today is A Day, it's also a fine time to honor Arlee Bird, the mastermind behind the A-Z Challenge. Be sure to visit him at Tossing It Out today to thank him.
At least two of my real world friends are taking on the challenge this year. Go check them out:
Mock is blogging about movies at What's up, MOCK?
Mrs. Mock has cooked up a storm and is posting the results, recipes included at Exclamation Point (!)
My Wife is not doing A-Z this year but she is launching a new project of her own: a reading of Dickens's The Pickwick Papers. Follow her progress at Wikes! Hikes on the Long Trail.