... an outstanding graphic novel. Working primarily with grays and dark shades of rust, Nesti evokers Smith’s feelings of dread and paranoia. Nesti does a good job depicting Orwell’s dystopian society of ordinary-looking people and run-down places. The imagery that I had in mind while reading the novel was not far off from Nesti’s art. As a graphic novel, this is the perfect book for those politicians who like to reference 1984. There are more pictures and fewer words than the original novel, but it retains all the enduring themes that continue to resonate for many readers.
Brazilian illustrator Fido Nesti employs a muted color palette and a tight nine-panel layout to stress the gloomy, hopelessly claustrophobic existence of those pinned under Big Brother’s thumb. An excellent adaptation of the novel.
Nesti’s art is bleak, matching the tone of the text; the color palette is mostly shades of gray and black, with some muted blue and more shocking splashes of red. Illustrations evoke the vibe of the original text’s mid-twentieth-century era, with limited defined character features ... Hand this to readers who are new to 1984 or hesitant to take up a classic.