Shaun Tan

Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections -- Shaun Tan, Hardcover

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From the creator of The Arrival, a collection of essays illuminating his thoughts and advice for writers and artists, young and old.

Shaun Tan is one of the world's most highly acclaimed narrative artists--his stories and images are loved by countless young and not-so-young readers around the world. Drawing upon 25 years as a picture book and comics creator, painter, and film-maker, Creature explores the central obsession of this visionary artist, from casual doodles to studied oil-paintings.

Beyond sketches for acclaimed works such as The Arrival, The Lost Thing, and Tales From Outer Suburbia, this volume collects together for the first time unseen and stand-alone illustrations, each resonant with unwritten tales of their own. Detailed commentary by the artist offers an entertaining insight into the endless allure of imaginary, non-human beings and what they might tell us about our so-called "normal" human selves.

Artists, writers, students, dreamers, and anyone interested in the deeper undercurrents of creativity, myth, and visual metaphor will find inspiration in these pages.

P R A I S E

"Weird and wonderful. Tan often explores the junction between adult experience and childhood memory."
--The Sydney Morning Herald

"A strange beast: dark, whimsical and deeply moving."
--The Guardian

"Like Miyazaki, Tan engages audiences across a wide range of age and sophistication."
--The New York Times

Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Levine Querido
Published: 11/01/2022
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.50lbs
Size: 10.90h x 10.10w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9781646142002

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 10/15/2022 pg. 44

Product Tags:

Art, Art & Art Instruction, Artists' Books, Creativity, Fantasy fiction, Grades 6-8, Hardcover, Individual Artists, Levine Querido, Self-Help, Shaun Tan, Young Adult

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