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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Rooftops : A Graphic Novel
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'Mandy Ord‘s first graphic novel, Rooftops, is a personal and idiosyncratic view of a night in Melbourne. The book opens with Ord’s comic self rushing through the streets of the city to meet friends at a rooftop showing of Ghostbusters. Not only can Ord draw with real but understated graphic power but she has a rare ability to make unremarkable, even awkward, daily events come alive.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Braidwood, Braidwood area, Canberra region (NSW), Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,: Finlay Lloyd , 2007 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 192p.
      Description: chiefly illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published: November, 2007
      ISBN: 9780977567720

Works about this Work

Memory Palaces Luke Davies , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 79 2012; (p. 48-50)
'Luke Davies on Australia's budding graphic novel scene.'
In Search of the Great Australian (Graphic) Novel Kevin Patrick , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , 16 February vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 51-66)
'The critical acclaim enjoyed by such recent Australian graphic novels as Shaun Tan's The Arrival (2006) and Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2007) suggested that Australia had finally 'caught up' with the United States and Britain, by embracing the graphic novel as a legitimate creative medium, on a par with literature and cinema. The media interest generated by a succession of Australian graphic novels during recent years often implied that their very existence was a relatively new phenomenon. Accepting this premise without question, however, overlooks the evolution of the graphic novel in Australia, early examples of which - such as Syd Nicholls' Middy Malone: A Book Pirates (1941) - date back to the 1940s. Documenting how historical changes in the production and dissemination of graphic novels in Australia have influenced their critical and popular reception therefore creates new opportunities to explore a largely overlooked facet of Australian print culture. Furthermore, the study of the graphic novel in an exclusively Australian context provides a new perspective for re-examining the origins, definitions and, indeed, the limitations of the term 'graphic novel', and extends the parameters of the academic literature devoted to the medium beyond the traditionally dominant Anglo-American focus.' (Author's abstract)
Picture This : The Future of Fiction Cefn Ridout , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Sacrifice : Robert Is a Pacifist in a World at War Bruce Mutard , 2007 single work graphic novel ; The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel ; Rooftops : A Graphic Novel Mandy Ord , 2007 single work graphic novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 March 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Consumed Caroline A. Hamilton , 2008 single work novel ; Rooftops : A Graphic Novel Mandy Ord , 2007 single work graphic novel
Every Picture Tells a Story Ray Cassin , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 February 2008; (p. 16)
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 March 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Consumed Caroline A. Hamilton , 2008 single work novel ; Rooftops : A Graphic Novel Mandy Ord , 2007 single work graphic novel
Picture This : The Future of Fiction Cefn Ridout , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Sacrifice : Robert Is a Pacifist in a World at War Bruce Mutard , 2007 single work graphic novel ; The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel ; Rooftops : A Graphic Novel Mandy Ord , 2007 single work graphic novel
Every Picture Tells a Story Ray Cassin , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 February 2008; (p. 16)
In Search of the Great Australian (Graphic) Novel Kevin Patrick , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , 16 February vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 51-66)
'The critical acclaim enjoyed by such recent Australian graphic novels as Shaun Tan's The Arrival (2006) and Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2007) suggested that Australia had finally 'caught up' with the United States and Britain, by embracing the graphic novel as a legitimate creative medium, on a par with literature and cinema. The media interest generated by a succession of Australian graphic novels during recent years often implied that their very existence was a relatively new phenomenon. Accepting this premise without question, however, overlooks the evolution of the graphic novel in Australia, early examples of which - such as Syd Nicholls' Middy Malone: A Book Pirates (1941) - date back to the 1940s. Documenting how historical changes in the production and dissemination of graphic novels in Australia have influenced their critical and popular reception therefore creates new opportunities to explore a largely overlooked facet of Australian print culture. Furthermore, the study of the graphic novel in an exclusively Australian context provides a new perspective for re-examining the origins, definitions and, indeed, the limitations of the term 'graphic novel', and extends the parameters of the academic literature devoted to the medium beyond the traditionally dominant Anglo-American focus.' (Author's abstract)
Memory Palaces Luke Davies , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 79 2012; (p. 48-50)
'Luke Davies on Australia's budding graphic novel scene.'
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