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Michael Hill a.k.a. Doctor Comics


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T: 0477 710 111

Michael Hill (a.k.a. Doctor Comics) has a Graduate Diploma in Media Studies (AFTRS), a Master’s degree in animation (UTS) and a PhD in comics (Macquarie). A member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Comic Art and The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, and the Advisory Committee of the Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project he has lectured on Anime and Manga at the Art Gallery of NSW, Electrofringe, DiGiT Expo, the Japan Foundation and the Powerhouse Museum and has been interviewed many times in the media as “Doctor Comics”.

At the UTS he won an Award for Innovative Teaching and held Course Director positions in Animation, Interdisciplinary Studies, Postgraduate Design and Visual Communication. Previously, he was Lecturer in Film and Video at Sydney College of the Arts where he made some AFI award nominated experimental films and applied Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques in animation. His experience in Art and Design education ranges from technology and management to research and he has worked as a consultant to the NSW HSC curriculum study of Anime in Japanese Language and Culture subjects.

Having donated his research collection, the Michael Hill Collection of Australian Comics, to the National Library of Australia and retired from academia, he is now concentrating on creative projects including his own artist book/graphic novel Blotting Paper: The Recollected Graphical Impressions Of Doctor Comics that he completed in 2019. As an artist he has exhibited at Silicon Pulp Animation Gallery, DAB LAB Research Gallery, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Bald Archy Prize, and Gauge Gallery and has continued to apply Japanese printmaking techniques as a method of image-making.


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