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.
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.
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…
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.