Stuart Medley is an associate professor in design at Edith Cowan University. He is the author of the book The Picture in Design which seeks to explain the psychology of the communicative potential of the drawn image. Stuart writes about graphic design, comics and illustration. As a comics creator and theorist he has presented character design workshops in the UK, Europe and Australia and is currently researching cartooning to improve public health. He has worked as designer and illustrator for more than 20 years. Clients have included the Imperial War Museums UK and Berg’s Publishing. He is also art director and illustrator for Hidden Shoal, a critically acclaimed record label in its tenth year with a roster of international artists.