Abstract: The creation and publication of media objects has been altered significantly with the emergence of new media technologies, providing fresh challenges to media makers across a range of mediums, including the comic book.
My interest in the Comic Book medium can be traced back to my childhood. Immersed in cartoons, television, film and popular culture from a young age, I was led to the comics from where many of these forms drew their ideas. The highly stylised Batman Animated Series (1992-1995) created by Alan Burnett and Bruce Timm is one work in particular, I would credit with sparking this early interest in the medium. A series that provided an introduction to the major comic icons, which then developed into a collection of the books themselves. While my awareness of comics dwindled over the proceeding years, a re-introduction to the medium in the early stages of my university education has since shaped my aim of working professionally in the medium as an independent comic book writer and publisher.
Author: Nico Leonard
Supervisor: Seth Keen