Tale me all about it

Check out Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia, a wiley collection of short stories. The entertaining and thoughtful musings are accompanied by a slew of clever and colourful (and I don’t mean just hues) illustrations.

The cover caught my eye at a book store a few months ago — my favourite characters include a cranky-looking water buffalo who will point you in the right direction, and Eric, a mysterious but very sweet little fella

Book Cover: Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Book Cover: Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

The Water Buffalo

The Water Buffalo



Make sure that you also take the time to admire Tan’s “doodling” which covers both the inside front and back covers — some really charming stuff.

Today’s CSOTD (“Creative Something of the Day”) is most appropriate as I am ready to chow down on something myself right now ..

Accelerated Snack Illustration

Accelerated Snack Illustration

Would have added more details/shading but ran out of time!


One Response to Tale me all about it

  1. mchen says:

    Oooh, that looks like a gem of a read, with some really terrific illustration. Will definitely look into it!

    Like the accelerated snack. If you want, I can try the slingshot method with you next time you’re home. I dunno if you really need any help with speed-eating though… 😉

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