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Creature|Shaun Tan
Creature : Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections
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BEST OF THE YEAR
The Guardian - SLJ Teen Librarian Toolbox 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 ★ "Tan acts as artist, curator, interpretive essayist, and catalog editor for a gallery of over two hundred pieces of his own works that highlight a dominant theme of animate beings--some real, most invented, but all fellow travelers through our world and through our psyches."
--BCCB (starred) ★ "This gorgeously designed coffee-table survey of his picture book, comics, exhibition and sketchbook work exposes readers to a 26-year panoply of off-kilter conceptions, in all their disquieting delight. Wondrous."
--Booklist (starred)

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781646142002
  • ISBN-10: 1646142004
  • Publisher: Levine Querido
  • Publish Date: November 2022
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 10.1 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18

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