Light and Memory: Journal of Storytelling Scholarship, Volume 1, Issue 1 / Fall 2021
Gary Clough from the Royal College of Art, gave us a brilliant interview about key subjects of Light and Memory which are storytelling, silent narratives, visual voices and sketchbooks.
The Line, the Cross, and the Grid
I have chosen the fundamental creative medium - the paper. The sheet of paper itself has its structure. Its surface radiates the back ground noise. It can be a quiet hum, monotonic white noise, or its own repetitive structure. Think about cosmic background radiation, which we see when we observe the waste emptiness of deep space. There is...
Sketch, exploration and comics
The use of the creative process as a tool to experiment with myself
and my environment, using the costume of drawing, allows me to interpret various perspectives in front of different situations and emotional states.
Although the idea of storytelling outside of the literature may seem a little strange at the beginning, while we walk through the layers of the artworks, we might realize that each artistic discipline creates a story by inventing its own unique language. In this case, we can think of storytelling as a form of conscious creation, which is one...
The mechanism of life and death, the path of existence and life. I started to make a grid as a symbol of these images. This grid is a geometrical structure of the law of cells and nerves. Expressed only in black and white with the negative / positive relationship inverted by the print technique, creating a double line. All...
Dr Dong is the Senior Lecturer at UCA, helping to lead the MA Illustration course. She was awarded a practice-based PhD at Cambridge School of Art, looking at using the physical form of the book-object as narrative language.
The Architecture of Memory
The memorial, as an intersection of public art and political memory, has undergone a curious transformation in the last half-century. The cataclysmic events and crimes against humanity during the 20th century have challenged the very concept of the memorial, as has the widespread disillusionment with many of the ideas that have traditionally...
He has developed a strong identifiable lyrical style for his work, closely linked with themes of mental health and relationships, through picture books and comics to editorial pieces. He completed his MA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2013.
Illustration of a Day
Storytelling can exist in a novel, a movie, an animation, picture books and independent illustrations. In my opinion, as long as a work can stimulate spectators' sympathy, it is telling a story or sending a visual message.
Niki Bañados studied Design at UNSW in the late 2000s and is currently studying a Master of Environment at Macquarie University. She works as a graphic designer and makes comics in her spare time. Her stories are inward looking and autobiographical, but are increasingly shifting outwards, towards exploring issues related to sustainability and the...
The steps one takes on an artistic journey can be both unknown and unbelievably invigorating at the same time. There is an essence found at the core of every artistic discipline, the spirit of creation and discovery. The deepest teachings of communion and dedication found in each medium can be directly applied to our daily lives. Through pursuit,...
Excerpts from ''Night Train''
Anamarija Kvas (1999, Rijeka) is in her third year of undergraduate studies of Graphic Arts at The Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb. Through drawing, graphic and installation she studies the conscious and the unconscious human connection with nature. In the media of comics she tells stories of queer characters who create their own space in the...
The Series of ''Lineage''
Series "Lineage" focuses on the genealogy of the tree. The movement of the sap begins on the ground and the roots, expanding throughout our body. We are nature, descending from the tree, and the sap carries the memories that flow within us.
Through the Context
Storytelling with a single frame is challenging. To create kind of atmosphere, parts need to keep the balance somehow between reality and mystery. Then it may make the observer imagine the moment with context.