Blog#3 Hobo Lobo of Hamelin

Hobo Lobo of Hamelin is an Elit that mixtures several forms. The combination of texts, images, and sounds facilitates its effect on readers. The natigation design is quite understandable for me. There are totally seven pages. Every page has several sections. When read it, you can just go over page by page. Below the texts are animations. The animations are like long stroll painting. You can look through the painting from the left side to the right side when you go over the sections inside pages. Almost all the pages have texts except for two of them. The page three has sound insteand of texts. Listening to the sound, I heard some sharp screams in the silent night. The page seven also has the sound. There was a piece of music played in the background. The tempo was lively but it seems inronic for me.

The webcomic brings me into that situation further. I felt like I fell in to a movie world. I believe that it can give the readers that illusion. The town of Hamelin was once peaceful and picturesque. However, currently it was occupied with turbulent rats, which threaten the election of Mayor of the Fascist-Calvinist coalition government. A talented vagrant – Hobo Lobo, entered the town. He was hired by the mayor to help Hamelin with its rat infestation.


Screenshot of Hobo Lobo of Hamelin (Page1, 4)

The reading experience of Hobo Lobo of Hamelin reminds me of a childhood memory of reading cartoon books. More dynamic, Hobo Lobo of Hamelin is a webcomic Elit that includes digital sound, animation, and texts. The story itself is contexualized in a small town, which is a common background setting for most of the fairy tales and fables that I read in early years. When read it, readers will devote their sensory immersion from both auditory and visual perspectives to the story. It was definately a delightful and enjoyable reading experience.


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