” The audience for comics has shifted dramatically. And the boundaries between books and fine arts have blurred. Maybe it’s the globalization of fine art through the Internet – it’s easy for certain groups to coalesce around a certain kind of work or medium. “


” Like all of my previous work – which I also hope is a bit hard to categorise – ‘The Oopsatoreum’ is an illustrated book, so a combination of words and pictures that tell a kind of story. “


” By itself, just to draw crazy creatures has limited appeal – if I had to give up one thing, it would be the wild imagination. When the work becomes too detached from ordinary life, it starts to fall apart. Fantasy needs to have some connection with reality, or it becomes of its own interest only, insular. “


” 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. “


” Perhaps the writer I’ve read the most of is Haruki Murakami, the Japanese writer, but I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a favourite. I read him because I find his work so intriguing, but I don’t necessarily feel I would follow this writer to the ends of the earth. “


” As a younger person, I was obsessed with Ray Bradbury, and I think his stories did more to shape me as a storyteller than anybody else – even though, when I read them now, a lot of them seem overly sentimental. But that’s probably the writer that I’ve thought about the most, even though I don’t necessarily like a lot of his work. “



All 6 Shaun Tan Quotes about Work in picture


The audience for comics has shifted dramatically. And the boundaries between books and fine arts have blurred. Maybe it
Like all of my previous work - which I also hope is a bit hard to categorise -


By itself, just to draw crazy creatures has limited appeal - if I had to give up one thing, it would be the wild imagination. When the work becomes too detached from ordinary life, it starts to fall apart. Fantasy needs to have some connection with reality, or it becomes of its own interest only, insular.
Seeing your work in print is exciting, especially when you
Perhaps the writer I
As a younger person, I was obsessed with Ray Bradbury, and I think his stories did more to shape me as a storyteller than anybody else - even though, when I read them now, a lot of them seem overly sentimental. But that
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