Visual Storytelling: A battle between light and dark


sunstoneJason Loo’s Battle between light and dark is intriguing in that he relies on his art to tell a story. Each chapter takes up thirteen to fifteen frames and has a very cinematic feel. The colours are striking and evocative, each frame is composed like a camera shot and contains the same dynamism as a piece of cinema. I initially didn’t know what to make of this comic. However, the narrative and its unanswered questions drew me in. I just had to come back again and again to try to work out what’s going on. This is the true power of this kind of visual storytelling, it draws the reader in and enables them to piece together their own narrative. I know that Loo has his own vision but the medium leaves plenty of room for the reader’s interpretation. I like it and you should give it a go and see what you make of it.

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