Roebourne students to visit South Korea
Two young artists from Roebourne will travel with their mothers and Yijala Yala Project staff to launch the interactive comic NEOMAD Episode 1: Space Junk, and run a masterclass for South Korean students.
They will also participate in the International Childrens Comic Festival and have been busy drawing their own comics in preparation.
The Love Punks are really excited about travelling to South Korea. 11-year old Maverick Eaton, also known as Garuwarra in NEOMAD, said he feels good about going out of Australia and seeing a different place.
“I’m also looking forward to teaching people how to do what we’ve done so they know how to do it,” he said.
NEOMAD is a ground breaking epic sci-fi adventure app made for iPad as part of the Yijala Yala Project, Big hART’s long-term arts engagement project in the Pilbara.
It involves a unique meeting of pop-culture and traditional culture using contemporary digital tools.
Illustrator Stu Campbell, creator of the multi-award winning NAWLZ interactive comic series, has been working with 30 young people to develop their digital media skills through the Yijala Yala Project.
Using Photoshop and graphic tablets donated by Wacom, the team first created animations for an online game featuring the Love Punks, a group of tech-savvy adventurers intent on bringing positive change.
Their latest collaboration has seen them applying a complex colouring system to more than 200 scenes to create NEOMAD.