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Shaun Tan

Illustrator / Director

1/10: Creative process and inspirations for The Lost Thing

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Shaun Tan

Illustrator / Director

2/10: Seeing where the accidents take you

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Shaun Tan

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3/10: Unintended references and Australian artists that have influenced Shaun's work

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Shaun Tan

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4/10: Get the reader to do the work

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Shaun Tan

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5/10: Overcoming creative blocks with research

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Shaun Tan

Illustrator / Director

6/10: A good story is like an origami box

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Shaun Tan

Illustrator / Director

7/10: People assume picture books are just for kids

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Shaun Tan

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8/10: The origin of the idea for The Lost Thing

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Shaun Tan

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9/10: Good ideas are unpredictable

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Shaun Tan

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10/10: Collecting collage material that inspires

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Shaun Tan is an artist and author whose illustrated works have received widespread acclaim. His works transcend the ‘picture book’ genre through their meditative exploration of daunting spaces and existential themes.

If his illustrations contain threatening elements, they are rarely found in the characters and dialogue - instead the structuring logic comes from the liminal and transitory spaces through which his characters move. Shrinking the inter-planetary themes of science fiction to fit the suburbs, Shaun has also worked as an author, compiling a number of his short stories for the collection Tales from Outer Suburbia.

In recent years he’s applied his techniques to animation, directing the Oscar winning short film The Lost Thing. Whilst the final product was produced using CGI, all the forms and textures started out as two-dimensional, painted surfaces.

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