” Seeing your work in print is exciting, especially when you’re young. It’s that feeling that you have some effect on the world outside of your immediate neighbourhood. “


” You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it. You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you’re like an immigrant to your own world. You don’t have to travel to encounter weirdness. You wake up to it. “


” I became more interested in the idea of being an immigrant and particularly of being in a country you’re not familiar with. And so I began reading migrants’ stories. The fact that my father is Chinese – he emigrated from Malaysia when he was about 20 – may have had some bearing on my attraction to the subject. “


” Animals represent the abstract notion of acceptance. Living with these funny creatures – you kind of have to accept them. It’s like a test in a way. “



All 4 Shaun Tan Quotes about You in picture


Seeing your work in print is exciting, especially when you
You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it. You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you


I became more interested in the idea of being an immigrant and particularly of being in a country you
Animals represent the abstract notion of acceptance. Living with these funny creatures - you kind of have to accept them. It
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