A "Scrolling Graphic Novel" for tactile screens.
Peabody Award 2017.

Halfway between a graphic novel and an animated film, Phallaina is the first "scrolling graphic novel" for tablets and smartphones. Available in English and French, the app delivers 90 minutes of scrollable reading experience. Conceived by Marietta Ren and the Small Bang studio, and accompanied by an entrancing sound design by Côme Jalibert, this horizontal-scrolling, panel-less digital comic book uses parallax effects in order to bring an immersive depth to the narrative.

Download the app for free and discover the first two chapters.

The story
In a world similar to ours, where cities have adapted to the rising waters, Audrey follows a series of clinical trials in order to understand the origins of her hallucinatory fits, which are populated by huge white whales. Thus begins the intimate adventure of her personal transformation, combining cognitive sciences and mythology... and changing the course of her destiny in the process.

International recognition
Released in January 2016, selected as part of the official competition of the Angoulême International Comic Book festival, as well as the Naples Comicon, Phallaina has also won the Best digital comic award at the 2016 New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, and has known a great amount of success in numerous festivals such as the Peabody awards and the Webby awards.

But our biggest reward are your stars, shares and comments which fill us with joy and gratitude!

And for those of you who have not yet taken the plunge, hesitate no longer :) !
Download Phallaina now, and delve right into Audrey's world.

© France Télévisions - Small Bang 2016

What’s New

Version 1.1

Phallaina is free! Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ethan xD ,

Absolument incroyable

I need to find out how to donate toward this! This was such a unique, immersive experience. Thank you for including French - I personally believe it is the language best-suited for graphic novels, poetry, philosophy, etc. Whether it be this, Persepolis, Tintin, Guimauve, Culottées, Hugo, Baudelaire, Sartre, Camus, etc. etc..

oSoMama ,


This is a beautiful and immersive experience. After reading, I would happily donate at least $2 towards more interactive art from this company. Really worth downloading!

Martha Ivers ,

Best thing online.

My immersive experience with Phallaina helped me beyond words through a difficult time of my life.It remains a safe, fascinating sensory experience , I love just seeing the icon on my IPad! Génial and genius!


Small Bang
339.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. Full Story


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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