No.5 Koji Ishikawa Prize


Les Inediteurs(France)


Boum! is a narrative experience for tablets, a wordless story spreading itself horizontally, offering a graphical and acoustic immersion into a poetic universe that everyone, across all ages, will appropriate as one wants, at one’s own pace.

Prize Comment

Comment by Juror

It was refreshing to see the simple red, black and white illustrations like the woodcut art, and the horizontal tale resembling an illustrated handscroll (Emakimono). This piece, including the interactive movements and sound of the title page is simply talented.
The stoically restrained lyrical expressions, rather than the realistic depiction or accumulating rich effects, may set an additional direction for digital picture books.
Koji Ishikawa (Picture Book Author)