|Aussiecon 4 souvenir book|
Shaun Tan was named an Oscar nominee in the animated short film category this morning, for The Lost Thing, which he co-directed with Andrew Ruhemann. The film is based on Tan’s book The Lost Thing (2004).
I had the pleasure of hearing Tan’s Artist Guest of Honor presentation at Aussiecon 4 (the World Science Fiction Convention) in Melbourne this past August and can attest that Tan is a charming and accomplished individual with an amazing range of vision and expression, from the dystopian to the humorous. His "Lost Thing" character was featured on the cover of the Aussiecon 4 souvenir book (pictured) provided to members of the convention.