MECS Student Presents At Comic-Con
MECS Masters student Damien Tomaselli recently presented his Masters research at the 22nd Comic Arts Conference at Comic-Con International 2014. The conference, which is considered by many to be the most important event on the science fiction and gaming calendar, took place in San Diego, California between 24 and 27 July. Tomaselli explained that “the conference merges the latest developments in the realm of digital media, including video games, comic books, role playing games, series premieres and films”.
Tomaselli’s work focusses on the changing nature of comic books in light of new media technology, and the impact that digital mediums have had on the production and reception of comic art. He concentrates most heavily on the introduction of motion books and his own comic series The Children of Xaphan.
Other highlights at this year’s conference included a special autograph signing by Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, as well as a special appearance by Megan Fox to help promote the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.