news and works in progress from Shaun Tan
Hello, I really love your book The Arrival and I was wondering if you had ever thought of any of the characters under a certain name? Thanks much!
Yes, but only for practical reasons (writing notes). The man I gave the name Aki, and the creature Diggy, which is the name of our parrot, whom the creature is modeled after, at least in personality if not looks.
Ooh I love how thickly layered the paint is!
This picture reminds me of your short story undertow. What is it about? (The undertow story) PS: Whats your mail mr Kingston?
Hello, similar to the commenter above I was wondering if you had any names for the other characters in The Arrival such as the wife or the daughter. I love your illustrations and The Arrival as well! Thank you so much for your time.
No, just refer to them as 'wife' and 'daughter' so nothing special! Generally I only use character names when it's necessary to discuss a project, such as with an editor.