Sequential Sketches
Esquire Singapore|December 2020
Follow bold lines from graphic novels that detail telling narratives between illustrated panels.
Derrick Tan

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But if you piece related images together, they can outline a connecting tale that even text isn’t required to explain. So, allow your eyes to trail the consecutive frames and unravel adventures through storyboards.

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Bad Island By Stanley Donwood

Devoid of words and colour, Donwood’s post-apocalyptic linocut art monochromatic saga uncovers a moody terrain with wild seascape and spotlighted by a full moon. Best known for his album cover art to Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows, the cult graphic designer carved out a disturbing yet familiar story that hits home hard. Earth’s sacrifice for progression and environmentalism must be addressed. Else, we’ve to pay a devastating price.

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