​​Howard Wong is an award nominated writer and creative consultant. His passion for creative content and narrative development has led him to work in animation, comics, high-end collectible toys, intellectual property development, transmedia narratives, mobile & web games,​ marketing and creative content development. His collaborative works in comics have been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award's Gene Day Award, Comic Book Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favourite Graphic Novel, the Ghastly Award for Favourite Horror Anthology. Howard has been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer and received Diamond's Gem of the Month for his creator-owned work.

He can usually be found traveling or eating somewhere on earth. Sometimes both at the same time.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Last Mage - My Storytelling Experiment

I've always loved experimenting with storytelling. From the narrative to the medium it's presented in. The Last Mage was an idea I conceived many years ago when the first digital comics appeared. Having the traditional comic book format on digital devices was great, but I felt that there was more that can be done with it.

I believe in working with the digital medium, rather than fighting against it. It's not an easy thing to tackle since you're looking at figuring out how to present your story onto various display sizes on computer and laptops, smartphones and tablets...and who knows what else is around the corner. Though that's the exciting part of it! The adventure you go on trying to figure out how to make it work with your story, that undiscovered process--that's what makes me love experimenting with storytelling.

Here's a link to my my most recent article on Sketchbook.com about a concept I had, and now realized with the help of old co-workers from the animation and mobile game company I worked at. 

"Big crazy thanks for all your help with this guys!"

The Last Mage Credits:

Production Team
Producer | Creator | Writer: Howard Wong
Art Director | Visual Artist: Justice Wong

Digital Comic Viewer Team
Lead Developer | John Wan
Developer | Gary Lee

Composer: Ronald Lai

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