Update: The Arrival

The Arrival coverShaun Tan’s fantastic all-picture book (for want of a better term), The Arrival, has been nominated in three categories of the 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards:

Best Graphic Album — New
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Best Writer/Artist

Arrival pic 1

Shaun’s book has done nothing except sell like crazy and win awards since it was published — and believe me, all the kudos are well deserved. This is a book you will come back to again and again for the rest of your life. It’s beautiful, profound and … dare I say it? … a work of genius.

Arrival pic 2

2008 Eisner Award information via Newsarama.com

Previous article on the Backbrain here.

Shaun Tan website here.

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2 Responses to Update: The Arrival

  1. Todd says:

    Yes, dare to say it, Rob.
    Shaun Tan IS an artistic genius!


  2. Backbrain says:

    Shaun has illustrated some of my stories over the years — and is responsible for several of my book covers. I have the original of one cover framed on my study wall. Yes, he is a genius. To listen to him talk about the process of creating his books is to KNOW that it’s true!

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