Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation funded a series of workshops for four Indigenous students from Central Australia who were interested in creating their own graphic novels. These workshops were run by notable mentors; Brenton McKenna, author of the ‘Ubby’ series of graphic novels; Wolfgang Bylsma, editor-in-chief of graphic novel publisher Gestalt Publishing; and Justin Randall, award-winning graphic novelist, illustrator and colourist.
The three graphic novels they produced, 'Mixed Feelings', 'Exo Dimensions', and 'Storm Warning' address topics such as climate change, intergenerational trauma and healing, and two-way cultural learning against the backdrop of life in Central Australia.
The students formed creative company Stick Mob Studio, to help give more people access to learning this form of storytelling, and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation are thrilled that this has been an outcome of this incredible collaboration.
Indigenous Literacy Day is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia.