Monday, October 22, 2012

This year's 24 h comic. Click on the picture above to access it. 

Post Script: This comic started its life as a joke made by my coworker on a mid-afternoon while we were boarding our TV series. What if some hapless Indonesian college student thought that he is a character in a Wong Kar Wai film. A few round of jokes were thrown laughter was had by all. 

But by the end of the day I thought it was an interesting enough idea to warrant its exploration. Most characters in Wong Kar Wai movies has a tragic, sad feel to them and a lot of Indonesians are no-nonsense, sort of people.  Any inkling of tragic self pity in someone's personality will be mercilessly assaulted and teased until they "grow" out of it. (or hide that characteristic away). I think it's interesting to juxtapose two conflicting things into one. Since this is an homage the title is No Stones Unturned while the Chinese title is 雾里看花 (looking flowers through a fog)

At the end of the day I learned a lot doing this because, well 24 hour comics has always and will be a crazy challenge. Whether I fail or succeed it is up to you guys reading this. But I enjoyed making it, quite a bit :) So...hopefully you guys do too.