Most of my time is currently spent writing and illustrating picture books, which have reached quite a broad readership in Australia and overseas via foreign publication and translation into several languages. They are best described as ‘picture books for older readers’ rather than young children, as they deal with relatively complex visual styles and themes, including colonial imperialism, social apathy, the nature of memory and depression. -Shaun Tan
I love to share incredible talent with young people. But even more satisfying - talent with an edge.
Shaun Tan: Born 1974 in Perth WA, he was known at school as a "good drawer".