A unique portrayal in virtual graphic novel form of the exodus of people fleeing war and persecution. The remarkable 12-metre panorama can be viewed on smartphone or tablet.
Exodus was originally a graphic novel, the first book by Jasper Rietman, an illustrator renowned for work in papers such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Now the novel is also an app for iOS. The interactive strip cartoon depicts the exodus of people fleeing war and persecution. Topical themes subtly merge into an illusory vision of the future. Unlike the paper version, this project has music, sound effects and animation, and uses the parallax effect, also known as 2.5D. When you move your tablet or phone horizontally, it produces a unique scrolling experience, with a series of 45 illustrations forming a single panorama nearly 12 metres long. The images are drawn in Rietman’s characteristic ‘clear line’ style, made famous in the Netherlands by cartoonist Joost Swarte.


Visual Effects
Concept Developer
Interface & Interaction Design
Graphics Design
Production company
Submarine Channel

Title: Exodus
Year: 2020
Duration : 10 minutes
Category: Interactive project
Edition: NFF 2020

BoekverfilmingAction & AdventureAnimatieExperimentalDramaReizenMaatschappijKunst & CultuurGeschiedenisMedia

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