Laya (Rose) Mutton-Rogers

Overgrown: The Hypercomic


Overgrown is a ‘hypercomic’ - a webcomic made specifically for the web, that can’t be replicated in print. Webcomics are a large and diverse medium, and though they are constantly evolving, very few use things like javascript, animation, infinite canvas, and even hyperlinks to their full potential - if at all. These things can not only enhance the narrative, making a more engaging and interactive story, but also make webcomics more accessible. I want to showcase some of the possibilities of hypercomics and inspire more webcomic creators to create them.

Overgrown is the product of my exploration into a variety of these techniques. I learned the technical side of them, and experimented with how to use them in intentional ways to enhance the story and create an interactive, engaging webcomic.

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Bachelor of Design (Hons)

Visual Communication



Overgrown cover image.
A panel from the comic.
The beginning of the comic.
An interactive page of the comic, with a parallax effect and non-linear storytelling.


Block 12
Level E

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