Date of Award

May 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



Committee Member

Eric Patterson

Committee Member

David Donar

Committee Member

Insun Kwon


This thesis showcases the development of a narrative Virtual Reality (VR) experience told in the form of an immersive graphic novel. Virtual reality has the potential to be one of the more intimate forms of storytelling since it puts the user in the center of the story or scene. Similarly the graphic novel is an excellent storytelling device since it relies more on visuals rather than writing, enabling readers to absorb information faster without losing focus. Together they become a visually evocative experience for the audience by enabling them to not just look through the visuals but also jump into each panel and experience the story firsthand. Drawing inspiration from artists and writers like Alan Moore, Hokusai and Shinichiro Watanabe, along with elements from Indian mythology, I have created a graphic narrative based on a poem and present it as an immersive VR experience using the VR 3D painting and animation tool Oculus Quill.



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