MATT HUYNH
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THE BOAT

'THE BOAT' is an interactive graphic novel based on the acclaimed short story by Nam Le and produced by SBS Interactive. It combines brushwork, animation, text, sound and archive to tell the story of 16-year-old Mai, whose parents send her alone on a boat after the Fall of Saigon.

VIEW THE INTERACTIVE COMIC AT HTTP://SBS.COM.AU/THEBOAT/

'THE BOAT' is an interactive graphic novel based on the acclaimed short story by Nam Le and produced by SBS Interactive.
It combines brushwork, animation, text, sound and archive to tell the story of 16-year-old Mai, whose parents send her alone on a boat after the Fall of Saigon. The project was launched in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia.

VIEW THE INTERACTIVE COMIC AT HTTP://SBS.COM.AU/THEBOAT/

Teaser

 

AWARDS

World Illustration Award 2016, Editorial Professional, Winner
United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards, Special Commendation
5th Annual Illustrators Australia Awards, Highly Commended, Animation & Interactive
Future of Storytelling Prize, Finalist
Adobe Cutting Edge Awards, Semifinalist Website of the Year
Favorite Website Awards, Website of the Week
Desktop Magazine's Create Awards 2015, Finalist Best Interactive Design
W³ Awards, Gold Medal for Art category
W³ Awards, Gold Medal for Experimental category
W³ Awards, Silver Medal for Video or Motion Graphics category
AWWWARDS, Website of the Day

 

Behind the Scenes

 

PRAISE FOR 'THE BOAT'

“The Vietnamese refugee experience comes to vivid, harrowing life.” — The Sydney Morning Herald

“beautiful, inventive AND moving…tells an important story in a new and moving way.” — Heidi MacDonald, The Comics Beat

“Here are Huynh’s ghostly, translucent-looking figures, accompanied by the paper trail of the very real tide of people who set out on a journey that meant unspeakable suffering and often ended in death. It’s a sobering juxtaposition of art and history...” — Hyperallergic

“Strong writing & art, innovative presentation.” — Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics

“...The word ‘read’ doesn’t really do it justice. This is a comic that you experience...‘The Boat’ combines animations, audio and words to create something that feels truly interactive and unique. ” — Kotaku

“Utterly fearless in its conviction, “The Boat” brings the element of humanity back to forefront...so urgent, so emotive, and so pure in its storytelling, that it is a shock to the system, a challenge to those of us who now live in a land of privilege and plenty.” — Peril Magazine