Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator with a special interest in sequential art. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old.
Since then she has dedicated most of her ink to comics, but has also written and illustrated fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is the creator of the graphic novel 'staged-on-the-page' adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and two delightful picture books for younger readers Monkey Red Monkey Blue and BOM! went the Bear. Nicki lives in Melbourne, Australia with her lovely family and collection of orange-coloured animals.
Nicki has been reading, writing and drawing with a passion ever since she can remember. Her first book, Don’t be Greedy for Animals are Sneaky, written at age 7 and owing much to Roald Dahl’s The Twits, remains happily unpublished. However, in 1990, Nicki’s series of twelve children’s books, The Digits, were published when she was fifteen years old and still at high school. More recently, Nicki has written and illustrated both fiction and non-fiction books for children.
In her late teens, Nicki discovered the medium that changed her life: comics. Although she had hardly even glanced at a comic, being perpetually immersed up to her eyeballs in word-literature, Nicki found that this form, with its complete integration of words and pictures, opened up a new way of telling stories for her. Since that time, she has poured an enormous amount of love, time and good quality black ink into comic art narratives. Her innovative graphic adaptations of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare’s Hamlet have been her most exciting adventures in the comic form, and together took over nine years of painstaking work to complete.
Since the arrival of her darling daughter Poppy, Nicki has leapt back into the world of children’s books, and can often be found juggling monkeys and wrestling bears when not chasing a toddler around the house.