Critiquing

ACADEMIC PROFILE  of  MICHAEL HILL, Ph.D (a.k.a. DOCTOR COMICS)

In addition to his artistic work Doctor Hill has nearly 30 years experience in academia of teaching, research, course design and direction at art schools and universities within the art and design disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. Macquarie University, Division of Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy, by virtue of the thesis A Study of Contemporary Australian Alternative Comics 1992-2000 with particular reference to the work of Naylor, Smith, Danko and Ord, 2003

M.A. (by research), University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, by virtue of the thesis Slave to the Rhythm: Animation at the Service of the Popular Music Industry, 1995

Graduate Diploma in Media Studies(Animation and Video), Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 1985

Part of the reference library. (Photo by Michael Hill)

 

WRITING (Publications: scholarly articles, book chapters, conference papers, essays, exhibition catalogue essays,  journal articles and reviews) 

Comic Book Heroics: Mensan Leads Efforts To Preserve Aged Comics, The Mensa Bulletin, February 2016, No. 592.

“Landscape of Death: Jacques Tardi and the First World War” and “Joe Sacco: The First World War-The Battle of the Somme.” Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen 2014, Germany, June 19-24, 2014. Exhibition reviewInternational Journal of Comic Art, Vol.17 No.1 Spring/Summer 2015

British Comics: A Cultural History by James Chapman, Reaction Books, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, September 2012   

Do or Die, Baby! The Neal Adams X-Men Run, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, March 2012

Lewis Trondheim banner, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, March 2012

Making Anime and Manga in the Tropics, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, November 2011

Gridlocking Joann Sfar’s Talking Cat, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, September 2011

Ranma 1/2: Gender and Genre Shifting in Manga, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, August 2011

Dragon Hurtor: A Hero’s Tale, Satire and a Touch of Scatology, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, June 2011

Thor’s Comic Opera: Götterdämmerung Revisited, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, May 2011

SMASH hit! Dr Comics reports on the 2010 Sydney Manga & Anime Show, Forbidden Planet International, September 2010

Catland Empire by Keith Jones, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, September 2010

Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks,  August 2010

Comics And The City: Urban Space in Print, Picture and Sequence edited by Jorn Ahrens and Arno Meteling, review, The Gleaner Zine, July 2010

Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, May 2010

The Box Man by Imiri Sakabashira, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, April 2010

Red Snow by Susumu Katsumata, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, March 2010

Mechademia Volume 1: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga, edited by Frenchy Lunning, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, February 2010

Hot Potatoe by Marc Bell, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, February 2010

Heroes And Villains: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics, and Culture by David Hajdu, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, February 2010

Speechless: World History Without Words by Polyp, review, The Gleaner Zine, published by Gleebooks, November 2009

Superheroes & Schlemiels: Jews and Comic Art exhibition curated by Helene Hoog and Hetty Berg (Europe) with Helen Light and Jessica Rynderman (Australia), Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne, May 3-August 30 2009, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.11 No.2 Fall 2009

The Satirical Eye: Comedy and Critique from Hogarth to Daumier exhibition curated by Petra Kayser, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, February 27-July 26 2009, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.11 No.2 Fall 2009

Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga exhibition curated by Philip Brophy, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, February 23-April 29 2007, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.9 No.2 Fall 2007

Woodring at the Sydney Opera House homage cartoon by Louise Graber.

Woodring at the Sydney Opera House homage cartoon by Louise Graber.

Jim Woodring Live at the Sydney Opera House, 25-26 May 2007, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.9 No.2 Fall 2007

“The Graphic Expression of the Lives, Obsessions and Objections of Small Press Sick Puppies and Scat(ology) Cats: A Short Survey of Some Aspects of Australian Alternative Comics 1990-2000”, article, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.9 No.1 Spring 2007

Virtual Songs: Visual, Culture, KTV by Tsen Wang, book review, U: magazine, Issue 8, November 2007

Comic Cuts (2007), exhibition catalogue and essay for exhibition of cartoon art by Michael Hill, Bunker Cartoon Gallery/Graber Hill, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.

“Payback Time: X-Men Meet the Bishonen” article, Sure Shot: A Guide to Australian Comics, Autumn 2007

“A Select History of Animation in Australia and New Zealand” book chapter in The History of Animation in Asia and the Pacific (2006), Wei Cheng Yu (ed.), TNCA, Taiwan

The Fat Sheila Hit Me, City of Shadows: Inner City Crime and Mayhem 1912-1948 exhibition curated by Peter Doyle and Eddie Campbell, Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, November 19 2005-February 11 2007, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.8 No.2 Spring/Summer 2006

“A Home For Heroes: The Incredibles ‘ Domestic Design”, Proceedings of theImaginary Worlds International Symposium, SupaNova Pop Culture Expo and UTS, Sydney (2005) ISBN: 0-646-45239-8

“Wake Up And Dream” essay in U: magazine, UTS, Sydney, September 2005

The Age Of Cartooning exhibition curated by Allison Holland, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, July 2-September 19 2004, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.7 No.1 Spring/Summer 2005

“Art From The Inkubator”, exhibition catalogue essay, The Ink Runs Deep Down, Down Underground exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, N.S.W., 2 February-17 April 2005

Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2, review, Digital Media World, January 2005

“Rotography” book chapter in The Art For Animators (2004), Wei Cheng Yu (ed.), TNCA, Taiwan

“Life In The Bush: The Orchestration of Nature in Australian Animated Feature Films” book chapter in Screen Scores: Australian Film Music and Sound Design (2004), Rebecca Coyle (ed.), AFTRS, North Ryde, NSW, in association with Allen and Unwin

Interview with Brad Bird and Contributing Writer-Digital Media World magazine

Interview with Brad Bird and Contributing Writer-Digital Media World magazine

Interview with Brad Bird, journal article Digital Media World, December 2004

Steamboy, review, Digital Media World, November 2004

“Nothing Sacred: A brief historical survey of significant graphic satirists in Australian alternative comics in the last decade of the 20th Century” journal article,  Form/Work 6, October 2003

“Payback Time: X-Men Meet the Bishonen” article, OzComics Magazine: A Guide to Australian Comics, Special Manga Issue, September 2003

Comic Strip, Passion’s Trip exhibition, Sydney, Alliance Francais de Sydney November 18-December 20, 2002, review, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.5 No.1 Spring/Summer 2003

“Sick Puppies With Pencils”, exhibition catalogue essay, Savage Pencils exhibition, Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, Sydney, 2 February-31 May 2001

“Australian Gothic”, conference paper, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Comic Arts Conference, July 20-22 2000, San Diego, California (2001)

“Cross-cultural Animation: Japanese Punks versus the Lizard of Oz” journal article, Perfect Beat, September 2000

“Unpacking The Box: The Selling Of Silverchair”, conference paper, Proceedings of the Tenth International IASPM Conference, Changing Sounds, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney (2000) ISBN 1 86365 364 3

“Overseas Influence/Local Colour”, journal article, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol.2 No.1 May 2000

“SOCOG Souffle: Satire in OZ Comix”, article in Implementing Abominable Knowledge zine, National Young Writers Festival, October 1999

“Dark Romantiks: Chthonik Gothick Comiks of the Emerald City”, magazine article, Black Light Angels Comik, 1999

“The Australian Underground”, exhibition catalogue essay, 14th International Biennial of Drawings: The Comics, Moderna Galerija, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Croatia, 17 December 1998-20 March 1999

Moving Ideas exhibition catalogue.

Moving Ideas exhibition catalogue.

“In Search Of Missing Drawings: Preserving the History of Australian Animation”, exhibition catalogue essay, Moving Ideas exhibition, Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, Sydney, 1 December 1998-6 February 1999

“Drawing in the Margins: Sydney’s Underground Comics Scene” cover story/journal article in Sydney City Hub: News, Arts and Entertainment Weekly, 22-28 October 1998

“Reshaping the Screen: Good Ideas from Mindrot” journal article in Form/Work 2, April 1998

“cOZmix #2: Emphasising the OZ in Australian Independent Comics”, exhibition catalogue essay, cOZmix #2, TAP Gallery, Sydney, 26 January-1 February 1998, Sydney Fringe Festival

“What Visual Communication is”, essay, UTS Visual Communication Design Yearbook (1998), exhibition catalogue, UTS, Sydney

“Rotography: From Betty Boop to MTV” journal article in Form/Work 1, October 1997

“Students Look to Industry for Experience” journal article in Graphics and Animation Special issue of ENCORE incorporating BROADCAST, 16-29 August 1990

Panel presentation (L to R) Dr. William Armour, Dr. Michael Hill and Queenie Chan at Animania Convention 2008 (Photo by Hydi Lu)

 

PRESENTING (conference papers, panel participation, professional presentations, public lectures and workshops) 

Anime book launch & Turning Japanese talk

“Turning Japanese” public lecture/talk at book launch of Anime, Religion and Spirituality, Japan Foundation Sydney, August 2015

“Up In The Air: Anime’s Journey To The Stars”, public lecture, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, October 2011

Sosaku Hanga Creative Printmaking workshop, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, October 2011

Introductions to the films Galaxy Express 999The Dagger of Kamui and Laputa, Japan Animation Film Festival, Village Cinemas, Suva, Fiji, October 2011

“Understanding Anime and Manga Character Design of the Magic Kingdom”, public lecture, Japan Foundation Sydney in association with the exhibition, Japan: Kingdom of Characters, April 2011

Spirited Away Workshop, professional presentation, Animania Festival 08, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, August 2008

Expanding (Reading) Horizons: Manga, Its Power and Popularity, panel session, Animania Festival 08, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, August 2008

Some Approaches to the Study of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, NSW Japanese Teachers Conference, Sydney, April 2008

“Holy Pictures”, keynote address, Melancholy, Nostalgia and the Religious Imagination, Society for the Study of Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference, University of Sydney, September 2007

“Anime, Animation and Visual Culture”, public lecture, SMASH (Sydney Manga and Anime Show), UNSW, Sydney, August 2007

Official Art Gallery of NSW exhibition poster for the Tezuka exhibition.

“Doctor Comics on Doctor Comics”, floor talk, Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, April 2007

“Dressed To Kill: the Anime Assassins of Bleach” public lecture, Animania, Sydney, October 2006

“Anime and the Internet”, panel, Animania, Sydney, October 2006

“A Home For Heroes: The Incredibles ‘Domestic Design”, conference paper, Imaginary Worlds Symposium, SupaNova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney, October 2005

Animation Study Lecture at Screen Speak, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, July 2005

“Cartooning at University”, conference paper, Australian Humour Scholars Network Colloquium, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW, March 2005

“Comic Cuts: A Case Study in Cartooning”, symposium presentation in the Harris Street Series, UTS, Sydney, March 2005

“Alternative Australian Cartoonists and Comics Creators”, opening address for The Ink Runs Deep Down, Down Underground, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW, February 2005

“Aesthetics of Kawaii: Some Theories”, panel session with Louise Graber, Animania, Sydney Town Hall, October 2004

“Understanding Animism in the Anime of Miyazaki”, public lecture, Animania, Sydney Town Hall, October 2004

“Spirited Away: assessing the argument for creating art with alcohol based markers as advanced by the Society for the Study of Manga Techniques” conference paper at Japanese Visual Culture and the Cultural Flows Of Manga Symposium, Monash University, Melbourne, August 2004

Screening of animated works from UTS and Q&A session, professional presentation in Schools From The World, Taiwan International Animation Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2004

“Careers in Animation”, professional presentation, Animania, UNSW, Sydney, October 2003

Lecture at DiGiT Conference, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“Anime, Design and Visual Culture” conference paper, DiGiT Conference, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, September 2003

“The Sydney Morning Hell of Glenn Smith”, conference paper, 2nd Sequential Art Studies Conference, UTS, Sydney, May 2003

“Anime, Art and Design”, public lecture, Arts of Asia series, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, February 2003

“Down Under Ground: Emotional and Oppositional Outpourings from Sydney’s Subculture in the Comics of Glenn Smith” conference paper, Underground(s) Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, February 2003

“Graphic Vivisection: Reflections and Representations of the Self in Contemporary Australian Alternative Comics” conference paper, New Media Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, October 2002

“Critical Culture”, panel, TiNA (This is Not Art) Festival, Newcastle, NSW, October 2002

“Bite of the Mongrel Breed” conference paper, 1st Sequential Art Studies Conference, UTS in association with the SupaNova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney Showground, May 2002

“Australian Alternative Comics” lecture to animation staff of Walt Disney Animation Australia- Toons Studio, Sydney, November 2001

“Anime and Visual Culture” public lecture, Electrofringe Festival, Mission Theatre, Newcastle, NSW, October 2001

“Comics and Visual Culture” public lecture, ComicFest #2/2001, Centrepoint Convention Centre, Sydney, September 2001

“Australian Alternative Comics” panel chair, ComicFest 2/2001, Centrepoint Convention Centre, Sydney, September 2001

“Super-Heroes: From Worship To Satire And Beyond” public lecture, ComicFest 2001, Fox Studios, Sydney, February 2001

“Do We Need Another Hero?” panel chair, ComicFest 2001, Fox Studios, Sydney, February 2001

“State of Oz Comics”, panel, TiNA (This is Not Art) Festival: National Young Writers Festival, Newcastle, NSW, October 2000

“Nothing Sacred in the Australian Small Press” conference paper, 42nd Australasian Political Studies Conference, ANU, Canberra, October 2000

“Australian Gothic” conference paper, 8th Annual Comic Arts Conference, Comic Con, San Diego, USA, July 2000

“Australian Alternative Comics” public lecture, ComicFest 2000, Centrepoint Convention Centre, Sydney, March 2000

“Trading Narratives” conference paper, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, December 1999

“Satire in Comics”, panel, National Young Writers Festival, Newcastle, NSW, October 1999

“Overseas Influence/Local Colour: The Australian Small Press” professional presentation, ICAF (International Comic Art Festival) 99/ Festival International de la bande dessinée, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, September 1999

“Unpacking The Box: The Selling Of silverchair” conference paper, Changing Sounds 1999 International IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference, UTS, Sydney, July 1999

“Getting Published” professional presentation, First Postgraduate Conference, University Graduate School, UTS, Sydney, May 1999

“Graphic Vivisection: Exposing the Self-reflective Stain in the work of the ‘small press’ cartoonist” conference paper, Art Association of Australia Conference, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, October 1998

“Unpacking The Box: The Selling Of silverchair” conference paper, Musical Visions 98 Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, June 1998

“Japanese Metal Punks Versus The Lizard Of Oz” conference paper, Ninth International IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference on Intercultural Connections, East/West panel, University of Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan, July 1997

“Life in the Bush” conference paper, Fifth Annual Australia-New Zealand IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference Sites+Sounds: Popular Music in the Age of the Internet, UTS, Sydney, July 1997

“Japanese Metal Punks Versus The Lizard Of Oz” conference paper, Fourth Annual Australia-New Zealand IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, July 1996

“Rotography: Animating Jazz in the Betty Boop Cartoons and Rock in Music Video” conference paper, Third Annual Australia-New Zealand IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, June 1995

“Slave to the Rhythm: Animation at the Service of Starmaking” conference paper, Second Annual Australia-New Zealand IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) Conference, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, July 1994

“One Method of Structural Analysis of Animated Music Videos” conference paper, Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate conference, UTS, Sydney, July 1993

“The Silly Symphony: Animism and Anthropomorphism in Animation Land” conference paper, Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate conference at UTS, Sydney, July 1991

History of Animation, lecture at Digital Animation Course, Industry program, AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), Sydney, June 1990

Poster design by Bobbie Saw for First Sequential Art Studies Conference.

 

CONVENING

Co-convenor of IMAGINARY WORLDS International Symposium, UTS, in association with the SupaNova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney, October 2005

Co-convenor of the Second SEQUENTIAL ART STUDIES Conference at UTS in association with the SupaNova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney 2003

Co-convenor of the First SEQUENTIAL ART STUDIES Conference at UTS in association with the SupaNova Pop Culture Expo, Sydney 2002

Convenor of the Fifth Annual Australia-New Zealand IASPM Conference Sites+Sounds: Popular Music in the Age of the Internet, UTS, Sydney 1998

 

CURATING

Savage Pencils exhibition, Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, Sydney, 2 February-31 May 2001 Critic’s Pick, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2-8 February, 2001 and Claire O’Rourke’s SPOTLIGHT selection, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February, 2001

Selection of Australian alternative comics for 14th International Biennial of Drawings: The Comics, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Croatia, December 1998-February 1999

 

CONSULTANCY 

Animania Festival    Club 74 Socceroos    Consulate General of Belgium, Sydney    Consulate General of Japan, Sydney    Curtin University, Western Australia    Embassy of Japan, Fiji    Fachhoschule Hannover, Germany    Japan Foundation, Sydney    KvB Institute of Technology, Sydney    Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto    Kyushu Institute of Design, Fukuoka    Musashino Art University, Tokyo    Newcastle University, NSW    NSW Department of Education And Training Higher Education Directorate    NSW Department of Education Board of Studies    NSW Department of Education High School Certificate    Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney    Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, Sydney    Sydney College of the Arts    Tainan University of the Arts, Taiwan    Tongji University, Shanghai    University of NSW    University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland   University of Sydney    UTS (University of Technology, Sydney)    Walt Disney Animation Australia    Wollongong University, NSW

AWARD 

UTS Award for Innovative Teaching, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, 2000

RESEARCH GRANT

UTS Research Grant for The Paper/Film Interface, chief investigator, 1991

UTS Research Grant for The Animation/Graphic Design Relationship, chief investigator, 1990

MEDIA (commentary and interviews on radio, television and press)

Interview on Death of Robin in DC Comics: ABC Radio National RN Drive program, interviewed by Waleed Aly, February 2013

Interview on superheroes in Marvel Comics: ABC Radio Darwin Drive program, interviewed by Rohan Barwick, May 2012

Fiji TV News segment on printmaking workshop at University of the South Pacific, October 2011

The Fiji Times, profiled in article on Japan Cultural Week, October 2011

ABC Radio Brisbane Afternoons program, interviewed by John Birmingham, September 2011 Interview on Cartoon characters that people find attractive

ABC Radio 666 Canberra Drive program, interviewed by Louise Maher, September 2011 on DC Comics digital and print reboot

ABC Local Radio Overnight program interviewed by Rod Quinn, August 2011 and talkback session about contemporary comics

The Vine entertainment website, interviewed by Darryn King on Japan-Kingdom of Characters exhibition, March 2011.

ABC Radio Canberra 666 Mornings program, interviewed by Alex Sloan, August 2010 on Comic Con International

ABC Radio Hobart Afternoon Show program, interviewed by Joel Rheinberger, July 2010 on death of Harvey Pekar

Interviews on redesign of Wonder Woman’s image: ABC Radio Far North Queensland Drive program, interviewed by Ginger Gorman, July 2010

ABC Radio Hobart Afternoon Show program, interviewed by Joel Rheinberger, July 2010

Panel participation on ABC Radio National Australia Talks program on comics, June 2010 Podcast: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2010/06/ats_20100616.mp3

Interviews on record purchase of Action Comics No.1 featuring first appearance of Superman: ABC Radio Tasmania Statewide Evenings program, interviewed by Annie Warburton, April 2010

Radio River 949FM Great Weekender program, interviewed by Danny Hoyland, April 2010

ABC Radio Brisbane Drive program, interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine, March 2010

ABC Radio Alice Springs Drive program, interviewed by Rohan Barwick, March 2010

Interviews for Donald Ducks 75th Birthday: ABC Radio 666 Canberra Drive program, interviewed by Louise Maher, June 2009

ABC Radio Capricornia Afternoons program, interviewed by Ingrid Just, June 2009

ABC Radio Darwin Evenings program, interviewed by Melanie Tait, June 2009

ABC Radio Hobart Evenings program, interviewed by Annie Warburton, June 2009

ABC Radio 774 Melbourne Drive program, interviewed by Lindy Burns, June 2009

Radio 2GB Sydney Evenings with Luke Bona program, interviewed by Luke Bona, June 2009

Radio 7HRT 95.7 Heart FM Tasmania Conversation of the Nation program, interviewed by Mal Garvin about superhero comics and their adaption to film, May 2009

Radio 5AA Adelaide Leon Byner program, interviewed by Leon Byner about comics and films based on superhero comics, May 2009

ABC Radio Brisbane Drive program, interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine about films based on comics particularly X-Men Origins: Wolverine, April 2009

The Canberra Times, quoted in article about the Watchmen film and graphic novel, March 2009

ABC Radio Melbourne, interview by Rafael Epstein about new gay basketball superhero comic, February 2009

SBS Radio Alchemy Asian Pop Show interviewed by Jennifer Ho about manga and anime, September 2008

Sydney Morning Herald, quoted in article on education for the animation industry “How to hit a Homer run” by Margot Date, January 2008

The Coff’s Coast Advocate, profile article “Five minutes with…Michael Hill”, May 2007

ABC Overnight interview and talkback session on early Australian comic strip characters such as Ginger Meggs, Fatty Finn and Bluey and Curly, 2006

Interviews on the death of Joseph Barbera: ABC Radio Sydney, ABC Radio Newcastle and Radio National, December 2006

ABC Radio Melbourne’s Sunday evening program, interview and talkback session on the characters, the design, the philosophy and longevity of PEANUTS comic strip, October 2006

ABC Radio Darwin, interviewed about the banning in the UK of a smoking scene in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, 2006

2SER program Fourth Estate, interviewed about the use of graffiti animation on mobile phones, April 2006

ABC Radio Perth interviewed about 40th Anniversary of the Batman television series, January 2006

Radio National Saturday Breakfast with Geraldine Doogue interview about superheroes and design, October 2005

The Australian, profiled and quoted in Digital Tomorrow supplement “Pushing the boundaries”, October 2005

Sydney Morning Herald, quoted in article on comics “Holy heroes Batman, this stuff is serious” by Helen Razor, July 2005

Pavement magazine, quoted in article about female artists working in manga, Autumn edition, 2005

Contributing Writer, Digital Media World magazine, 2004

Channel 9 Sunday Program interviewed about Harvey Pekar’s American Splendour, July 2004

The Weekend Australian Magazine quoted in “Fans, Fantasy & Cult Heroes” article by Mike Safe, May 2004

Interviewed about Australian comics on ABC Radio National The Night Air program Cartoonia, presented by Brent Clough, March 2004

Daily Telegraph thesis profile.

The Daily Telegraph thesis profile by Freya Grant.

The Daily Telegraph, profiled in article “Thesis turns comical” by Freya Grant, September 2002

2SER-FM program Overdrive, interviewed about Anime, July 2002

ABC 2BL Early Morning Show, interviewed about Australian alternative comics, December 2001

Radio National Ramona Koval Arts Program, interviewed about Australian comics, May 2001

The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, and The Daily Telegraph, Savage Pencils exhibition curated at Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, profiled, February 2001

2RRR interview on Savage Pencils exhibition, January 2001 Australian Style No. 44, quoted in article “Anime Crackers” by Stu Connolly, October 2000

Patrick Lawnham article in The Australian Higher Education section, April 26 2000.

Patrick Lawnham article in The Australian Higher Education section, April 26 2000.

The Australian Higher Education supplement, profiled in article “A small but pressing business”, April 2000

2SER-FM program Media Magazine, interviewed, April 2000

Peter Giesinger article in UTS News International with comic strip by Anton Emdin.

Peter Giesinger article in UTS News International with comic strip by Anton Emdin.

UTS News magazine, quoted and research into Australian alternative comics profiled, by Peter Giesinger, April 2000

2SER-FM program Head Over Heels, interviewed, April 2000

The Weekend Australian, quoted in Orbit section, April 2000

Radio National, interviewed about Australian and Japanese comics by Tony Barrell, March 2000

Report on appearance at International Comic Arts Festival by Larry Rodman and Michael Rhode in The Comics Journal No.217, November 1999

The Australian Recruitment section, extensively quoted in article on the impact of digital animation on local film industry, May 1999

City Hub, review of exhibition Toxic Vengeance by Roy Chambers, April 1999

2SER-FM program Overdrive interviewed on the impact of the Internet on the visual marketing of popular music, July 1997

2SER-FM program Media Magazine special Terminal Magic: Computer Animation, interviewed on the impact of digital design and production in the film industry, 1996

The Sydney Morning Herald, quoted in article on Disney animation “Disney Set To Swallow Australia” by Leonie Lamont, June 1996

2SER-FM program Open Mind interviewed about Kaboom cartoon and animation exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, December 1995

COURSE DESIGN AND DIRECTION

The first Master of Animation course on offer in Australia, commencing 2005.

The first Master of Animation course on offer in Australia, commencing 2005.

Invitation to the opening.

Invitation to the opening.

Master of Animation at UTS-Course Creator and First Director (2005-2008)

Interdisciplinary Studies at UTS-Course Director (2003-2004)

Master of Design at UTS-Course Director (1999-2002)

Bachelor of Visual Communication at UTS-Course Director (1998)

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