The comic series is a graduation project of Phan Hai Ngan, a student of the Department of Graphic Design, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts.
Phan Hai Ngan – Son Rice (1997)
Author of the comic “Thanh Giong – AR”
Co-founder / Creative Director at RAW Studio
Graphic designer at SKYMAP GLOBAL
Concept artist – 3D artist at FREAKY MOTION
Concept game artist partner with some game companies
It is known that this is a graduation project of Phan Hai Ngan with interest in technology, Ngan wishes to be able to apply new technology in combination with art, typically augmented reality books – AR Book. It helps readers have a more enjoyable experience.
“Thanh Giong – AR” not only tells the story of the hero Phu Dong Thien Vuong with images or regular text but in each image is a video clip with vivid sound. The book contributes to encourage all readers to understand the value of the treasure of Vietnamese fairy tales and bring an interesting and engaging interactive experience.
In Vietnam, AR books are growing strongly, but mostly they focus on natural science, animals, adventure stories … there is no virtual reality book about the treasure of fairy tales.
Meanwhile, the treasure of Vietnamese fairy tales has a high cultural value but there are not many story products and projects with good and vivid aesthetic for readers on the market. On the other hand, in the comic book market, Vietnamese fairy tales are gradually being replaced by foreign stories and gradually losing their inherent identity.
With the interest in implementing projects on myths and strong, bright and strong color drawing style, Ngan chose Thanh Giong to be able to develop to his full potential. Saint Giong is the symbol of a hero fighting the foreign invaders during the period of building and defending the country, carrying with him the power of both nature and man, of modernity and rudeness. reconcile and crystallize to form a great power enough to knock down all enemies.
From the above reasons, Ngan is urged to build a project of the breath of history so that not only domestic but also foreign readers will know about Vietnam’s fairy tales and culture. After nearly 3 months, almost forgot to sleep in the project, with the support of a foreign friend, Ngan was born “Thanh Giong” – the first project of illustrating fairy tale books using AR technology. in Viet Nam. Wishing to promote Vietnamese culture, fairy tales and history in a new and more interesting way.
Currently “Thanh Giong” is a free experience on Behance page and Ngan’s portfolio pages, the application only works on Android devices. In the coming time, if financial conditions support, you will also experience “Thanh Giong” on iOS.
The symbol of Thanh Giong – AR
Starting interface of “Thanh Giong”
Introducing Thanh Giong and the series of fairy tales in the near future
To be able to experience the “Thanh Giong – AR” version, you must first download 10 Thanh Giong comic books with a link to your phone or you can print on paper, then download the “Thanh Giong” app and then go to AR Scan Next, fit the screen of your phone to the image on your device or on paper and finally experience a whole new version of Thanh Giong fairy tale.
Book of virtual reality illustrations – Thanh Giong AR
Scan AR Scan Thanh Giong
Here are 10 comic books about Thanh Giong, you can download “Thanh Giong – AR” to your computer and scan them directly on the page.
The project “Thanh Giong – AR” is receiving a lot of attention and praise from the online community.
Ngan’s post on Facebook received nearly 2,000 responses.
Sharing more about “Thanh Giong”, in this project, several pages of Ngan have drawn his character and you became a public actor. The information in the project is symbolic, so on the last page of the credit book, the name of Ngan’s graduation instructor – Ms. Bui Minh Hai and the names of all friends who have directly supported are listed. as well as indirectly to create this project.
In the future, Ngan hopes to develop more about other story lines, not only Vietnamese fairy tales. In the immediate future, the project will continue to develop the line of AR illustrated Vietnamese fairy tales with the four most famous fairy tales first: Son Tinh Thuy Tinh, Cam Cam, Fairy-dragons, and a hundred-bamboo bamboo tree.