EXPLORING THE AESTHETIC VALUES AND COMPONENTS OF DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVELS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Authors

  • Hafizah Abdullah Ali Department of Design and Visual Communication, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
  • Husniza Husni School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32890/jcisc2022.1.3

Keywords:

aesthetic values, graphic novels, digital graphic novels, appealingness

Abstract

The digital graphic novel (DGN) is a comic book evolution that tells stories in a range of genres. Due to its benefits, DGN has gained a reputation over the years. This paper explores the theoretical parts of DGNs that make them valuable resources for research and infor-mation, identifies the benefits for designers, researchers, and DGN readers. Nonetheless, this study focuses on the aesthetic values and components in designing appealing DGNs. A systematic literature review has been performed on 128 sources. In general, findings from this review have classified five benefits of DGN that impact the educational areas; DGN can encourage learners to read, able to improve critical thinking, serve as a new dimension of learning, build visualliteracy, and able to give positive values in learning. This study sum-marizes the current literature and identified six aesthetic elements and fourteen components that affect the design of DGNs. This study presented a research outline with several oppor-tunities for researchers and practitioners to explore aesthetic values.

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Published

31-10-2022

How to Cite

Ali , . H. A. ., & Husni, H. . . (2022). EXPLORING THE AESTHETIC VALUES AND COMPONENTS OF DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVELS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Journal of Creative Industry and Sustainable Culture, 1, 35–50. https://doi.org/10.32890/jcisc2022.1.3