’M MORE OF A DOG PERSON AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR (2018)

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.

I’m More Of A Dog Person and Other Tales of Horror

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.

Walking Like Trees

Walking Like Trees is an exploration of storytelling through the juxtaposition of text and image within the medium of the printed graphic novel. Employing an amalgamation of analog and digital approaches in the creation of artwork, design principles were central to the resolution of aesthetic decisions. Visual and narrative inspiration were drawn from a combination of personal experience with a range of external references both theoretical and creative, giving rise to a story centered on themes of isolation, disillusionment, family and hope. This project targets people who enjoy such narrative-driven art.

SEVEN DAYS CALLING

If you had 7 days left to exist on Earth before it’s destroyed by an alien fleet, what would you do? Would people continue to go to work? Would people perhaps complete that bucket list they have? Would countries continue to remain at war with each other? Placing this fictional scenario in the form of a rather metaphorical graphic novel/comic, co-created with the responses of people, the artist seeks to evoke a sense of questioning and self reflection in the audience, and hopes to use this project as an encouragement for people to take up their personal call to adventure.

Trich

Trich is a graphic novel that aims to explore how illustration and narratives can highlight and communicate psychological, social and emotional concerns by a person with Trichotillomania (a hair-pulling disorder).

Drawing from my personal experiences, the work is targeted towards others with Trichotillomania and their loved ones, to spread awareness and understanding on the condition.

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