Art, Comics April 16, 2017

This post concludes the collection of cartoons I contributed to U: magazine whilst working at the University of Technology, Sydney. This, plus the three previous cartoon posts, constitute an online gallery of my single panel satirical work.

Enrolment Process-© 2006 Dr. Michael Hill   The year the planned introduction of online enrolment didn’t work out led to form filling and long queues.

Fitness training-© 2005 Dr. Michael Hill    New students tended to start their studies with enormous optimism and for some even included the gym.

On with studies-© 2004 Dr. Michael Hill    Double degrees came into vogue with surprising combinations.

Minister’s Visit-© 2005 Dr. Michael Hill    Political activism was especially popular when the Education Minister visited campus.

Club activities-© 2005 Dr. Michael Hill    Anime societies and cosplay competitions thrived. Not all Sydney universities had  rock-climbing clubs say, but all five had Anime Clubs.

Sporting clubs-© 2004 Dr. Michael Hill    Yes, this really took place, despite the seeming cruelty.

Student Administration-© 2006 Dr. Michael Hill    Another actual incident when staff who worked in a room with a view of a parking station were allocated photographs of city traffic to brighten up their room.

Student canteen-© 2006 Dr. Michael Hill    A wonderfully esoteric Indonesian cafe in the Staff/Student cafeteria allowed the mixing and matching of dishes.

Posts of my graphic based material include:  THE GRAFIK GUITAR   BOOKBINDING THE GRAFIK GUITAR   CARTOON   MORE CARTOONS   RESEARCH CARTOONS   UNIVERSITY CARTOONS   POSTCARD   POSTCARD-Second Series   POSTCARD-Third Series   POSTCARD-Fourth Series   PRINT Fish One   PRINT Fish Two   SCRAPBOOK   SCRAPBOOK-More Pages    SCRAPBOOK-A Few Pages More  and the posts on production of my artist book/comic BLOTTING PAPER:  Issue #1: No.1   No.2   No.3   No.4   No.5   No.6   No.7   No.8   No.9   No.10   No.11   No.12   No.13   Issue #2: No.14   No.15   No.16   No.17   No.18   No.19   No.20   No.21   No.22   No.23   No.24   No.25   No.26   No.27   No.28   No.29   Issue #3: No.30   No.31   No.32   No.33   No.34   No.35   No.36   Issue #4: No.37   No.38   No.39   No.40   No.41   No.42   No.43   No.44   Issue #5: No.45   No.46   No.47   No.48


Creator and former Director of the Master of Animation course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Dr. Michael Hill has a Master's degree in animation and a PhD in comics studies, prompting his introduction on ABC Radio as “Doctor Comics”. A member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Comic Art, and former member of the Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship and the Advisory Committee of the Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project, he has delivered public lectures on Comics, Anime and Manga and held academic directorships in Interdisciplinary Studies, Animation, Design and Visual Communication. Having donated his collection of research materials on Australian alternative comics to the National Library of Australia he is now active in the artistic domain, writing, drawing and printmaking, creating art postcards and prints and his own graphic novel Blotting Paper: The Recollected Graphical Impressions of Doctor Comics.

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