InFrame.tv, a video podcast out of Melbourne, Australia with a focus on arts, design and culture, has a nicely done segment on multi-talented illustrator and author Shaun Tan, who I wrote about previously here and here.
In it, Tan talks about the adaptation of one of his books, The Lost Thing (images at top) into a CGI animated short feature.
The animated short is being produced by Passion Pictures Australia, and is set for release late next year. There is a page about the project on Tan’s site.
Incidentally, since my last post about Shaun tan, I picked up a copy of another of his books, The Arrival, and it is absolutely wonderful, even more beautiful than the preview images would lead you to believe. This wordless narrative is a story that combines down to earth emotional images with brilliantly imaginative flights of visual fancy. Drawn entirely in pencil and printed in various sepia tones, it’s one of the most delightful “graphic novels” I’ve seen in recent years.
I now have The Lost Thing on my list, and I’m looking forward to seeing the animated adaptation, particularly because of Tan’s intimate involvement with the production.