"... the first Norwgian comic that makes use of sound, music and motion." – Britt Sørensen BT

Close, closer, closest is a short autobiographical comic by Fredrik Rysjedal. It marks the beginning of a short story project, a series where Fredrik search for family stories that will bring him some steps closer to his grandfather. Fredrik don’t know his grandfather – he died 15 years before he was born, but he know he was a war sailor during the WW2, and that there are untold stories that probably will disappear with his parent's generation. This is a portrait of post-war Norway and family relations and research.

This digital comic is a comic hybrid, where Fredrik mix comic and the moving image. He use modern digital comic techniques as cinematic panels, panel delivery and scroll-activation. It is Fredrik Rysjedal's first digital comic for the reading tablet. It have been presented on several loud reading sessions during 2016 and are now ready to be released.

The comic is developed under the artistic research project «Frozen Moments In Motion» at Bergen Academy of Art and Design/University of Bergen, funded and organised by the Norwegian Programme of Artistic Research.

Digital release:  May 8th, 2017
Performance Premiére: February 25th, 2016 at Mariakirken, Bergen. 
Publisher: Fredrik Rysjedal (FRDRK RSJDL)
Type: Screen-based comic, digital comic (hybrid: motion and audio)
Format: Cinematic Panels with stanzas of panel delivery and scroll activation.
Plattform: iPad
Credits: Fredrik Rysjedal (tekst and images), Stephan Meidell (composition and music), Hans Philip Eide (programming).
Languages: Norwegian and English


The Developers:
From the left: Stephan Meidell (soundtrack), Fredrik Rysjedal (comic), Hans Phillip Eide  (programming)

Photo: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen

From the left: Hans Phillip Eide  (programming), Stephan Meidell (soundtrack)
and Fredrik Rysjedal (comic). Photo: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen

Fredrik Rysjedal. Photo: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen

Fredrik Rysjedal. Photo: Klara Sofie Ludvigsen