In the year 2076, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of 21 young warriors known as THE LOVE PUNKS and THE SATELLITE SISTERS.
Follow them as they blast off from Australia's Pilbara Desert to the far reaches of space on a mission to protect the world from an angry sky god.
Neomad is a joint project between Gestalt Publishing and Big hART, working with children in a remote indigenous community in northwest Western Australia.
Created with the help of over 40 young people in the Ieramugadu (Roebourne) community through a series of workshops in scriptwriting, literacy, Photoshop, filmmaking and sound recording over an 18 month period. Award winning illustrator and interactive designer Sutu spent over 500 hours teaching young students to apply a complex colouring system to more than 600 scenes to create NEOMAD. These young people, aged between 7 and 14, star in the comic as the Love Punks and the Satellite Sisters and assisted with the script and the dialogue.
NEOMAD is set around Murujuga (the Burrup Peninsula), which is home to approximately one million petroglyphs (etched rock art), some of which are over thirty thousand years old. These ancient carvings are markings of food sources, ceremonial sites and spirituality. NEOMAD is one way the thousands of years of cultural heritage associated with Murujuga are now being interpreted using contemporary tools.