Picture this: the future of fiction »

Cefn Ridout asks: “What is a graphic novel?”, while looking at Nicki Greenberg’s The Great Gatsby, Bruce Mutard’s The Sacrifice and Rooftops by Mandy Ord.

It’s all about comic timing »

An inventive and assured graphic novel debut that sets the scene for a proposed series of eco-conscious science-fiction escapades starring the aptly christened Mulch family.

Manga without borders

Manga without borders »

In The Dreaming, Chan serves up a stylish slice of gothic horror that taps into urban Australia’s abiding, if overactive, unease with the outback—a vast unknown that harbours as many supernatural terrors as it does serial killers…

A unique eye for a story »

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.

Drawing on life »

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…

The Dark Knight— a retroactive delight »

Eddie Campbell tackles The Batman? What next, Frank Miller on Barbie?

Australian Stories »

Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan and The Sacrifice by Bruce Mutard.

Kirby Your Enthusiasm: Got Milkshadow? »

Dann Lennard reviews books and comics published by local company Milkshadow Books in the latest episode of Kirby Your Enthusiasm.

Graphic flair beguiles the mainstream »

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.

Something blotted in the state of Denmark »

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.