Interview:
Rixou Low

1. Tell us a little about yourself, what you do and like doing?

I am the author of Pandora’s Scar, as well as various comic story concepts in development, and a freelance educator. I love creating and consuming stories in all forms!

Pandoras Scar Chapter 8 cover by Rixou Low
Pandora's Scar Chapter 8 cover by Rixou Low

2. What makes you want to draw and submit your comics for the anthology?

What merely reading smash hit comics series doesn’t tell people is that comics creation is not just about a select few individuals being somehow mystically endowed with boundless talent and productivity. There is a lot of discipline, hard work, frustration and negotiation involved as well. All this may sound scary, but if anyone thinks being able to bring their creation to life is worth all this, then know you are not alone, and give it a go.

Comics Anthology My World - Jiahui Rixou- SG Cartoon Resource Hub - Singapore
Comics Anthology My World - Jiahui Rixou- SG Cartoon Resource Hub - Singapore
Comics Anthology My World - Jiahui Rixou- SG Cartoon Resource Hub - Singapore

Artwork done for our comics anthology “My World by Rixou Low

3. Share with us your art style, what has influenced you that makes you want to draw in the style you are advocating?

It’s gone through a few changes.

The style I currently use for Pandora’s Scar is anime and JRPG inspired because it fits the aesthetic I envision the story world and characters. What is more constant (I think) is that my stories tend to combine intimate character studies and sprawling backgrounds. Because the beauty of fiction is both in its ability to make characters and situations that resonate with us and its boundless possibilities.

Kestrel-snow concept art by Rixou Low
Kestrel-snow concept art by Rixou Low
Pandoras Scar x Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre - Artwork by Rixou Low
Pandoras Scar x Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre - Artwork by Rixou Low

4. What do you think about when it comes to comics-making or publishing in Singapore?

There is still a strong interest in consuming comics and comics-related media like anime and games. When discussing local creations, mainstream media tends to overlook fiction, fantasy and pop culture-based works though it would be good to see a change.

5. If money is not an issue, what would you like to pursue in comics?

Get a team together to go into story making using interactive media like visual novel games or audio-visual novelizations.

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