Nicki Greenberg

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Nicki Greenberg is a Melbourne-based Australian comic artist and illustrator.[1]

Early life[edit]

Greenberg had early success when in 1990, at the age of fifteen, she published The Digits,[2] a series of twelve books featuring her fingerprints as characters. The books sold over 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand.[3]

Nicki Greenberg
Born (1974-10-06) October 6, 1974 (age 45)
Known forComics artist, Illustrator
Notable work
The Great Gatsby: a graphic novel adaptation


Her graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (The Great Gatsby: a graphic adaptation)[4] was published in 2007 by Allen & Unwin in Australia and by Penguin in Canada.[5][6] Her graphic adaptation of Hamlet[7] was published by Allen & Unwin in 2010.[8]

She has written and illustrated a number of other children's books, including Squids Suck (2005),[9] Antonia Cutlass Walks the Plank (2006),[10] and Operation Weasel Ball (2007).[11] Greenberg is a regular contributor to the regular Australian comics anthology Tango, edited by Bernard Caleo and published by Cardigan Comics.

In 2009, Greenberg's work appeared in Super Heroes and Schlemiels: Jews and Comic Art, an exhibition of comic art at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.[12] She has been interviewed by The New Yorker[13] in its on-line cartoon forum, by Jennifer Byrne on ABC1 television and The Book Show on ABC radio.


  1. ^ "nicki-greenberg".
  2. ^ Reading, Better. "Nicki Greenberg – Better Reading". Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Nicki Greenberg". Allen & Unwin Book Publishers. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ The great Gatsby : a graphic adaptation / by Nicki Greenberg of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. - Version details - Trove
  5. ^ The Great Gatsby: a graphic adaptation Nicki Greenberg (Allen & Unwin, 2007)
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  7. ^ Hamlet : William Shakespeare's Hamlet staged on the page / Nicki Greenberg | National Library of Australia
  8. ^ Woodhead, Cameron (29 October 2010). "Hamlet". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ Squids suck / Nicki Greenberg ; pictures by Nicki Greenberg. - Version details - Trove
  10. ^ Antonia Cutlass walks the plank / written and illustrated by Nicki Greenberg. - Version details - Trove
  11. ^ Operation weasel ball / Nicki Greenberg. - Version details - Trove
  12. ^ Bird, plane or supermensch? Comics reveal Jewish roots - Arts - Entertainment
  13. ^ Dernavich, Drew (16 December 2009). "Cartoon-Off: Nicki Greenberg". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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