Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Although I heard about Shaun Tan's amazing work a fair while ago, I never really took the time to really appreciate just HOW great it is!

I think I vaguely noticed that his drawings were nice but I got put off by the front cover of "The Arrival". It sort of felt quite blank to me and it reminds me vaguely of the Surrealists and Rene Magritte. Actually that makes it sound like I don't like Surrealism, which is completely untrue. I just felt like the cover was quite inscrutable, which is funny, because I recently read that Shaun Tan thinks that the cover is the least important part of the book. Anyway, he has some amazing paintings, as well as illustrations and sketches. I am really quite jealous.

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