Denise Nicole Yap Hui En

Class of 2018

Final Year Project(s)


I’m More Of A Dog Person and Other Tales of Horror at NTU ADM Portfolio

I’m More Of A Dog Person and Other Tales of Horror is a graphic novel that tells three short narratives set in a common Singaporean urban space – a single floor of an HDB block. It follows a mode of telling a multiplicity of stories located within urban spaces by exploring what goes on behind different doors. What do these people desire, and how do they negotiate these desires with what others demand of them? These struggles range across different generations and are translated into graphic tales which have grotesque or fantastical elements.

’M MORE OF A DOG PERSON AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR (2018) at NTU ADM Portfolio

I’m More Of A Dog Person and Other Tales of Horror is a graphic novel that tells 3 short narratives set in a common Singaporean urban space, a single floor of an HDB block. The starting point for these acts of story-telling is observing strangers around Singapore and wondering about their secret lives. What do these people desire, and how do they negotiate those desires with the behaviour demanded of them by society? These thoughts are translated into graphic tales which have grotesque or fantastical elements.

Although there is a long history of supernatural fables and myths and stories in local culture, contemporary narratives in Singapore (literature, TV and film) tends towards naturalism and realism. Countering this, Block X is fascinated with the supernatural and the grotesque as a way of defamiliarising the mundane and everyday in Singapore. In exploring what goes on behind multiple doors,I’m More Of A Dog Person and Other Tales of Horror also follows a mode of telling a multiplicity of stories about urban spaces.

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