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Shaun Tan's "The Arrival" - BEAUTIFUL graphic nove

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:54 pm
by maxoid
I just picked this up the other day on a whim, i guess it just came out. Absolutely freakin' gorgeous art, story brought a tear to my eye to be sure. Basically it's about immigration to a forgeign country, but what a country the man moves to!

most highly recommended.



I tracked down Shaun's website here:
picked up the book from Powells, link here but you could probably find it elsewhere.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:42 am
by Azzamckazza
I too heartily endorse this beautiful book. Came out here in Australia almost a year ago now. Some of the art is breathtaking and the way he tells such a complex story with no words is a masterstroke. FIND AND LOOK!

You should also check out his books 'The Lost Thing' and "The Red Tree', both great little stories packed with insanely sublime art

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:51 pm
by jdalton
Awesome. I have a copy of his book The Rabbits, and it's really cool too.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:32 pm
by roma
wow, I need to get a copy of that book.

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:53 am
by Rocky
Hey, because of your recommendation, I recently picked this book up and I LOVE IT. Thanks!

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:33 am
by Kazu
This book is great, and I love Shaun Tan's work.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:47 am
by TheHead
Thats one talented artist!

Inspiring! thanx for sharing.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:54 am
by jshamblin
What a find! Thanks for that. :)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:34 pm
by jdalton
I finally read it. Good golly that's good. I cannot express in words how great that comic is.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:25 am
by geckochan
This looks remarkable, I'll have to get hold of a copy

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:03 pm
by maxoid
This book seems to be getting quite a bit of press. I just heard the author interviewed on PRI's "The World" today, with additional commentary by Scott McCloud.

Apparently the book is part of the curriculum in some elementary schools on the subject of immigration. Go comics go!

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:36 am
by edcorrea
It's already in my shopping car of amazon. I hope I can read it soon.

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:23 pm
by Brandon
The illustrations are incredible. It's truly a masterpiece of visual storytelling without words. It will really delight your imagination.