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.
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 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.