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The Bird King
The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook | Shaun Tan
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A latest book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflections offers insight into the illustrator's creative process, his struggles with "artist's block," and the ideas that either stalled or grew into acclaimed works.
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Booksbymybed
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It‘s always such a treat to take a peek at a successful illustrator‘s sketchbooks and learn from his process. Especially if the artist is Shaun Tan. Absolutely loved it. It reminded me how grounding sketchbooks are and how ideas are not coming from the void, but through consistent practice.

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WanderingBookaneer
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I read 4 different books during today‘s hammock time.

Nutmegnc I love Shaun Tan!! 7mo
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GatheringBooks
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#SpringIntoReading Day 8: #Birds reminded me of The Bird King, himself, the unparalleled Shaun Tan. It was a privilege to be allowed access to the subterranean depths of his mind in this book. The way in which he captured the very pulse of what it means to live and breathe the act of putting pen on paper, whether to sketch or shape into words that which is in his mind, seems like a gift to me. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-j0A

vumblereads This looks interesting! 3y
hgrimes What a talented artist! 3y
Booksnob I love Shaun Tan‘s books!! 3y
vkois88 Incredible 3y
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CherylRussell
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5/5⭐️. I‘m a fan of Shaun Tan‘s work and this book is rich in drawings from rough drafts to final product. A great visual reminder art must go through many drafts before the final product, even by those at the top of their craft. #Christmas2018 #shauntan #imagination

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LauraP15
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Beautiful, melancholy, transporting...and that angry wine bird!

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BruceWalken
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I love the imagination and thought that goes into these creations. This book is filled to the brim with awesomeness

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UrsulaMonarch
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Lovely sketchbook from a fascinating artist #bears #SFPL