You may not know the name, but you would know the amazing artist behind it. Shaun Tan is a Perth born, Melbourne residing artist and film maker, renowned for his children’s illustrations and incredible creative vision. Oh, and he’s won an Oscar (last year for the short animated film The Lost Thing), and was a concept artist for WALL-E. No biggie.
”Most of my time is spent writing and illustrating picture books, which have reached a broad readership in Australia and overseas, having been translated into several languages. While I describe them as ‘picture books’, they are not created with children in mind, but rather a general audience. I see each book as an experiment in visual and written narrative, part of an ongoing exploration of this fascinating literary form.”
I love his website, check it out - www.shauntan.net