A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.
Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' brings to life the grand and crumpled dream's of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unforgettable characters. In the exquisitely realised setting of 1920s New York, a throng of fantastical creatures play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel.
'Bizarre, absorbing and very funny... a bold idea that works to great effect.' Shaun Tan
'Greenberg's The Great Gatsby is a pure delight... it's a work of art; every page is beautiful.' The Blurb
'Greenberg's delicate, expressive artwork, deft period re-creation and precise, sympathetic storytelling capture the novels glittering surface and melancholic undertow.' The Weekend Australian
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Nicki Greenberg is a Melbourne-based comic artist, illustrator and lawyer. In 1990 she wrote and illustrated The Digits, a series of twelve children's books, selling 400,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. Spin-off merchandise included greeting cards, giftwraps and stickers. More recently, in 2005, she wrote and illustrated It's True! Squids Suck for Allen and Unwin. It was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Aventis prize and the Australian Wilderness Society Awards in 2006.
An active contributor to the Australian independent comic art scene, Nicki's comics have appeared in Silent Army, Pure Evil, Tango and other comic art anthologies in Australia, Canada and Spain. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as Comic Book Lifestyle (Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts) and Inside Out (Westspace Gallery) and featured in The Age newspaper. The Great Gatsby is her first graphic novel.