Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shaun Tan talks about the animated version of The Lost Thing

Shaun Tan is currently working on turning his book The Lost Thing into a short animated film. Below is a well-edited interview of Tan that also features a few moments from the film. Although his books are typically found in the kid's book section, Tan doesn't have kids, doesn't spend time with kids, and just produces art that interests him.

Over at the The Lost Thing official site, you can see some concept art from the film.

And The Lost Thing was previously a stage production. Go here to see some of the puppets Hilary Talbot created for that show. Below is just a tiny sampling of those puppets:

Relatedly, at Shaun's site, you can see several photos from a stage production of his recent book, The Arrival:

Finally, you can buy Shaun Tan's books at Amazon.

*Previously: Alan Greenspan puppet.

*Buy puppets at eBay.