Rooftops marks Ord’s first foray into graphic novels, a luxury and challenge for someone who has been distilling her graphic memoirs into far tighter narratives for over 10 years.
What is the fate of the artist in modern society? Graphic novelist Eddie Campbell gamely tackles the issue by offering up his own life for scrutiny…
Eddie Campbell tackles The Batman? What next, Frank Miller on Barbie?
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan and The Sacrifice by Bruce Mutard.
Dann Lennard reviews books and comics published by local company Milkshadow Books in the latest episode of Kirby Your Enthusiasm.
A six-year labour of love, Greenberg’s makeover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s much-loved classic, is at once audacious and reverential. In an inspired conceit, [Nicki] Greenberg reimagines Fitzgerald’s larger-than-life ensemble of characters as bizarre, barely-clad creatures, starkly exposing their grotesque and capricious natures.
As befits Shakespeare’s longest and arguably best known play, [Nicki] Greenberg unleashes her narrative ambitions onto a sprawling, stylised, 427-page canvas bristling with colour and imaginative brio. And, as with Gatsby, she makes the work her own while honouring the source material, creating a sad, striking and richly layered adaptation.
Dann Lennard posts a few bullet reviews from his past work for the US publication Zine World.
Listen to the Kirby Your Enthusiasm podcast featuring 1977’s Super Giant Album #24.
“I had a phase of craving the wild adventurous travel experience. Now I love the rhythm of the everyday.” In a rare instance of self-conscious analysis during a visit with her sister’s family in Belgium, Mandy Ord underscores the nature and appeal of her work. The account is one of several short graphic narratives in Sensitive Creatures, a collection of idiosyncratic, autobiographical vignettes from the prolific underground cartoonist that pulse with warmth, wit and unfailing candour.