Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Ted Adams and Jorge Coelho’s graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby. This project has been in the works since 2019, and is currently available via a Kickstarter campaign from Clover Press. As Coelho explained in a statement, the timing of the project was unexpectedly serendipitous: “A feeling of chaos, confusion and crumbling eras permeated both art and real life during the making of this book, resulting in my largest and most rewarding creative challenge so far.” Read on to see a new adaptation of a classic story.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kyle Lucia Wu, Jason Diamond on literary history, and more.
Tarot cards have played a significant role in a host of books over the years. The Literary Tarot, a new endeavor from Brink Literacy Project, puts a different spin on the relationship between the Tarot deck and the literary world. The contributors, including the likes of Kelly Link, Victor LaValle, and Kieron Gillen, paired specific books with specific cards, each one illustrating a deeper connection between the book’s themes and those of the card in question.
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Andri Snær Magnason, a “Great Gatsby” musical, and more.
In our afternoon reading: covers for “The Great Gatsby,” an interview with Mark Leyner, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Moor Mother & billy woods’s new album, revisiting a surreal classic from Leonora Carrington, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Jordy Rosenberg and Chris Campanioni, revisiting Aimee Mann’s music, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Marlon James and Lydia Kiesling, the challenges of translating humor, and more.