Super effort from comic artist

Comic book artist and graphic design lecturer Justin Randall working in his home studio.
Comic book artist and graphic design lecturer Justin Randall working in his home studio.

Justin Randall said he got involved in the documentary through the founders of Gestalt Publishing and stars of the film Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden.

‘I’ve been involved with Gestalt Publishing since they first had a book on a shelf,’ Mr Randall said.

Justin Randall has been a graphic novelist for six to seven years and was inspired to do comics by his former student and comic artist Ben Templesmith.

‘His technique was something I hadn’t seen before and really interested me ” I ended up learning from one of my graduates,’ Mr Randall said.

‘I just love the idea of inventing a world and shoving it into someone’s head. Storytelling is fun.

‘I was not at all into comics growing up. I was never attracted to the whole super hero thing of Marvel and DC.

‘I became interested in comics through a series called The Maxx, which had a guy in spandex but much different to most super heroes.

‘It was something I hadn’t seen done before.’

Mr Randall is a graphic design lecturer at Curtin and commercial illustrator.

He said he has discussed with the director, Nicholas Dunlop, the possibility of being involved in another documentary.

‘I was reluctant to share things on camera; next time around I could share more of my stories,’ Mr Randall said. ‘After I saw the final cut I offered to do the cover work for free because I enjoyed it so much.’

Mr Houston said he is working on the third book of the Changing Ways series and a children’s book.

‘I’m usually hired for darker stuff, but since getting older I’m a bit more peaceful,’ he said.