Friday, January 23, 2009

Shaun Tan (Tales From Outer Suburbia)

Maybe you remember my love for Shaun Tan from my post about The Red Tree? He has a wonderful new book out called Tales from Outer Suburbia... It's a collection of short stories that introduces off kilter characters and elements into neighborhoods and towns that otherwise might be perceived of as mundane . As each story is different so too are the illustration styles. There are some really lovely new illustrations here --- and as always with Tan, the stories are lyrical and full of beauty as well...

I think 'Eric' may be the cleverest little creature I've seen in a long time --- I had a really strong 'cuteness' response to him... He may deserve his own book.

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