The Bird King and Other Sketches
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Windy Hollow Books
Pages no: 130
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Picture Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
As promised in my post on Tales From Outer Suburbia, I have continued my quest to read more of Shaun Tan's works. I managed to get my hands on The Arrival and The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook. I love how diverse Tan is and these two books definitely showcase his range of abilities. The Bird King ...
A look behind the scenes of Tan's work. A familiarity with Tan's stories/illustrations is not necessary to enjoy this book but might enhance the enjoyment of certain sections. My favorite pieces are his landscapes.
Curious about what goes into the pages of an artist’s notebook? I was. I was curious enough to buy this little book with snippets from Tan’s pre-publication scribbles in his sketchbook. And it was worth the price to see the cleverness and amazing-ness of these rough draft drawings.
A handsomely designed, insightful look into Tan's creative process and sensibilities.
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