Thesis

Xu is Coming

  • ‘Xu is Coming’ by Binhua Chen (’22) is a digital comic story about Xu, a girl who is a comic book character, with different art styles and storytelling strategies used on each page. One day, Xu receives an invitation by spam fax to visit a place called Brand New Page. She leaves her home and steps into a journey among pages where she encounters the stories of other characters.

Binhua Chen self portrait

Binhua Chen

I am a graphic designer and an illustrator who aims to be a storyteller. Having graduated with a BFA from South China Normal University in Visual Communication Design, I tend to use posters, paper-cuts, and illustrations to express. I am interested in animations, fictions, and documentaries. My favorite fiction is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and I was inspired to be a storyteller, not only a reader, partly by Loki: Agent of Asgard. Being influenced by one of my favorite online fictions, I am trying to make GIF images recently. By the way, the name of this fiction is Lord of the Mysteries. I am a big fan of this fiction and can’t wait to make the second part of it, which starts in 2022. A good story is always worth the wait. And so is the satisfaction of creating one’s own story. Binhua's mentor is Cici Suen.