Aboriginal interactive comic takes the web by storm

Posted: April 25th, 2016


An interactive digital comic book series developed by more than 30 Ieramugadu (Roebourne) children and designed by social arts group Big hART has won a prestigious national award.

NEOMAD, the adventures of regional youth and featuring local Elders, is based on real residents living in a futuristic version of the town.

As part of Big hART’s Yijala Yala Project, NEOMAD is set around Murujuga, home to rock art almost 30 000 years old. The comic series has been described as a pioneering way of interpreting ancient heritage through contemporary tools.

The project won the Gold Ledger this month, and the children involved say their project shows how kids can work together to keep their culture strong, keep industry in check and keep Country beautiful.

NEOMAD is currently a three-part series and is available through iTunes here. More videos about NEOMAD and its production are available on the Yijala Yala Project’s Vimeo page.