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Ten issues of the comic book Pickle were published between 1993 and 1997 by Black Eye Books.  It included the serialisation of Hicksville and other one-off strips, plus the first 4 chapters of another serial Cafe Underground (as yet unfinished).  There was going to be an issue 11, but this never came out (it appeared instead as the concluding chapter of the Hicksville graphic novel).

Pickle was nominated for two Ignatz Awards in 1997 (best art and best story) and was named #13 in Chris Staros' list of the top 200 comics of all time (The Staros Report). 

For details of each issue (and some samples) click on the thumbnails below (NB: SOME PAGES STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION).

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Critical acclaim for Pickle:

"Dylan Horrocks is one of the true geniuses of comic books."

Destroy All Comics

"Simply one of the best books being put out right now."

"Exceptional... well written and beautifully drawn."

Chester Brown (Yummy Fur, Underwater, Louis Riel)

"One of the most interesting and engaging comics around.  It creates a world of people and places who grow more familiar and more complex with every issue."
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"I really really like Pickle."

Julie Doucet (Dirty Plotte)

"Pickle is one of the most important comics coming out these days."
Destroy All Comics

"This unique series has proven (once again) that there's no limit to what can be accomplished in comics."

Chris Staros (Inphobia)

"New Zealand's recent cultural revival, which has brought us Keri Hulme's The Bone People in literature and Jane Campion's The Piano in film, now has a new ambassador in comics: Dylan Horrocks."

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