Introducing Lost & Found, a collection of three jaw-dropping stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits, by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan. A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures loses their home to cruel invaders. Three stories, written and illustrated by Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us.
Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the ‘good drawer’ which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne.
Tan began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar’s WALL-E.
On February 27, 2011, Tan’s co-directed short film of The Lost Thing won an Academy Award in the short animated film category. “It is a somewhat personal story,” Tan told The Associated Press by phone from Los Angeles on Tuesday…In real life I think I’d be more afraid of the creature. His innocence means he was able to access an emotional response to this creature that other people who see it are not having.” (from The Canadian Press)
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Daily Art Fixx is giving away 3 copies of Shaun Tan’s wonderful collection of stories Lost and Found. To enter, fill out the entry form at the bottom of the page by March 20, 2011. One entry per person please. Winners will be announced on March 22, 2011. Good Luck!!
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