Thursday, January 27, 2011

Favorite Quotes from Shaun Tan

I think stories that represent the world as hopeless or dark are valid and some of them I really enjoy but the truth is that there is hopefulness in every situation.

Drawing a good picture is like telling a really good lie – the key is in the incidental detail.



All fiction is false; what makes it convincing is that it runs alongside the truth.

I just find myself strongly attracted, in an empathetic way, to images of isolated figures moving through vast, often confounding landscapes.

I would go so far as to say that all art and literature is about some kind of disconnection, brokenness or discrepancy.

I'm very interested in things that are overlooked, and in trying to find value in things that are not considered valuable.