The bird king, the anthropologists, the thing in the bathroom, the paraffin-oil koala, the secret birthday party. What do they all have in common? Nothing! Except for the fact that they all come from the sketchbooks of Shaun Tan, acclaimed creator of The Lost Thing, the Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia.
Also selected by the artist are preliminary drawings for book, film and theatre projects, portrait and landscape studies, along with pages from travelling notebooks. All off a special insight into the daydreams of a celebrated author and illustrator.
- The New York Times
This may be the most beautiful book you'll see all year.
- The Guardian
His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Sydney Morning Herald
Published: 20th August 2010
Publisher: Windy Hollow Books
Dimensions (cm): 21.000 x 16.000 x 2.000