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Tian Tian Xiang Shang Comics

Danny Yung’s comics are cross-generational and cross-regional. He asks

questions and demonstrates various methods of questioning at the same time.

He has never provided uniform answers. 

The ultimate purpose of Danny Yung’s comics is to critically review the definition of an art form. He deliberately leaves blanks in his works to stimulate thinking and creation. He appears to explore the relationship between language and image, but underneath he is examining perceptions and norms, and, more importantly, how to go beyond those norms and suggest infinite ways to improve them. So for Yung, comics are just a vehicle. His thoughts are reviewed every time he creates something, and we analyse his comics every time we read them.


Yung does not think that drawing comics and writing pieces for the theatre are any different to his other creations. His conceptual comics aimed to rewrite their interpretation, but ended up establishing a new definition for the creative medium of comics.

Yung used 9-frame comics to explore the terms “direction” and “position.” He also used the 9-frame to experiment in space and narrative framework. Different lines or colour blocks added next to the image of the character change their meaning, so Yung used 4-frame comics as a dialectic commentary and treated each frame as a fragment of communication, or a mindset. He used the 3-frame to start a dialogue, like a game — a dialogue with oneself and a dialogue with others. 

The comic figure remains constant: the three-round exchange was also an exploration of the structure of communication.

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