Continuing cross cultural comics month on the show: Alex Fitch talks to Australian artist Shaun Tan about his work, including his award winning graphic novel The Arrival which tells tales of immigrants arriving in fantastical worlds and was loosely based on his Malaysian family’s history and his new book Tales from Outer Suburbia, which superbly mixes a whole variety of story telling techniques from comic strips, to poetry and collage. Alex and Shaun talk about breaking into the illustration business, the art of designing books and the influence of Raymond Briggs on Shaun’s work.
Shaun Inman is the creator of Mint, Fever, swfIR, and Mimeo and the Kleptopus King, a brand new game for the iPhone.
Dan and Shaun discuss the creative process, transitioning from a designer to developer to game maker, music, inspiration, building community, and more.
We snagged Shaun Inman while we were at SXSW this year. We chat about what he has done, mint, piracy, and many other interesting things!
The famed illustrator discusses his work with the art editor of The New Yorker, including his new book, an illustration of the "Book of Genesis", from the Creation to the death of Joseph.