The Bird King

The Bird King

An Artist's Notebook

Book - 2013
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A collection of artwork, sketches, and reflections by author, illustrator, Shaun Tan.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013, c2010
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780545465137
Branch Call Number: j741.64 Tan
Additional Contributors: Tan, Shaun. Works


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Nov 24, 2016

What comes before the final product? An enjoyable behind the scenes peek at Shaun Tan's work - sketches, doodles, and other bits from his notebooks.

Jun 20, 2016

Sadly, my doodles are usually better than my paintings.

In this book, Tan shows that doodling can be real art. The sketches in this notebook are like a first draft of Tan's amazing imagination.

The book also has fully developed drawings but no narrative. Even so, he creates a kind of cohesive alternative world.

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