“Your audience is not going to see things the way you see it, so give them some space to see their own things and let them make their own story”. Film maker and illustrator Shaun Tan loved to make little worlds in a shoe box as a kid. Nowadays in his work as an illustrator he still plays a lot with scale and proportion. He likes the surrealistic feeling it can add to the world he is building up. He also says that he is never truly satisfied with a drawing when it’s finished. He won an Academy Award for his short animated film The Lost Thing.
His books have inspired multiple theatre productions, and have been translated all over the world. He has worked as a concept artist for Pixar’s WALL-E and designed contraptions for Blue Sky’s adaptation of Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.