The Art of Pho: An Interactive Comic
While on a drive through the desert, a mysterious creature named Little Blue is tied to a post and told to count to 500. As he waits, the desert surrounding him transforms into a bustling urban metropolis–Ho Chi Minh City, to be exact. As Little Blue explores the city in wonder, his head is controlled by a cursor you swing from left to right. The first thing he notices? There are pho shops everywhere.
The Art of Pho is an interactive comic based on Julian Hanshaw’s graphic novel. The illustrator teamed up with Submarine Channel to create this interactive adaptation, complete with music, sounds, and web-only features. The project was even nominated for a Webby back in 2012. Sprawled across eight episodes, the comic follows Little Blue on his journey to become a master of pho, a Vietnamese noodle dish. The whole thing is adorable with a slight Parisian air. After tinkering with the comic, don’t forget to check out the making of video.