NEOMAD Episode 1, 2 & 3 | Digital media assistant, lead colourist, UI designer, designer | promotional content for print & web, digital workshop facilitator.
www.neomadcomic.com | Available @ iTunes  Love Punks game | www.lovepunks.com

 

NEOMAD is a ground breaking interactive digital comic series created with the community of Roebourne, Western Australia as a part of Big hART’s Yijala Yala Project. It’s a futuristic fantasy based on real places, real people and the world’s oldest continuing culture.

Set over three episodes, NEOMAD follows the story of the Love Punks, a group of techno savvy young heroes from the Pilbara who speed through a digitised desert full of spy bots, magic crystals, fallen rocket boosters and mysterious petroglyphs. Initially released as an interactive iPad app, the series is now also available in book form.

NEOMAD was created with the help of over 40 young people in the Ieramugadu (Roebourne) community through a series of workshops in scriptwriting, literacy, Photoshop, filmmaking and sound recording over an 18 month period. Award winning illustrator and interactive designer Stu Campbell (Sutu) spent over 500 hours teaching young students to apply a complex colouring system to more than 600 scenes to create NEOMAD. These young people, aged between 7 and 14, star in the comic as the Love Punks and the Satellite Sisters and assisted with the script, the dialogue and live film segments.

NEOMAD is set around Murujuga (the Burrup Peninsula), which is home to approximately one million petroglyphs (etched rock art), some of which are over thirty thousand years old. These ancient carvings are markings of food sources, ceremonial sites and spirituality. NEOMAD is one way the thousands of years of cultural heritage associated with Murujuga are now being interpreted using contemporary tools.