Resources: Shaun Tan and The Arrival

Shaun Tan's Website

Tan, Shaun. Shaun Tan.net. 30 Nov. 2007. http://www.shauntan.net/.

Interviews

Print-Based
Atkinson, Frances. "Drawn to the Image." TheAge.com.au. 27 Jan. 2007. 30 Nov. 2007. http://www.theage.com.au/news/books/drawn-to-the-image/2007/01/26/1169594478896.html.
  • For quotes I pulled from this article as being "key", click here.

Smith, Zack. "After the Arrival: Talking to Shaun Tan." Newsarama.com. 26 Oct. 2007. 30 Nov. 2007. http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=134270.
  • For quotes I pulled from this article as being "key", click here.

Podcasts
"The Arrival: November 9, 2007 Podcast." PRI's The World. 9 Nov 2007. Public Radio International. 30 Nov. 2007 http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/13925.
  • 5 podcasts in which Jeb Sharp, from PRI's The World, talks with Shaun Tan about The Arrival. Included is a section on how Shaun Tan had friends and family members pose in order to work out the book's illustrations, where his images came from, research he did on immigration in order to write the book, and the influence his parents (Tan's father is an Australian immigrant from Malaysia) had on the story itself.

Stone, Grant. "In Conversation: (Podcast Interview with Shaun Tan)." OzComics. Nov. 2006. 2 Dec. 2007. http://www.ozcomics.com/podcast/OzComics_ShaunTan20061109.mp3.
  • This 29 minute podcast interview explores Tan's process and logic in creating The Arrival, as well as his motivation. (Highly recommended by myself.)
  • For a Mindomo Mindmap of notes I took while listening to this podcast, click here.


Articles/Websites/Blogs

"The Arrival (Theatre Production)." Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Website. 2006. 2 Dec. 2007. http://www.sppt.asn.au/arrival.htm.

"Full Catalogue Details: The Arrival / Shaun Tan." CMIS (Curriculum Materials Information Services) Evaluation. 2007. Syllabus Development and Resources Directorate in the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. 30 Nov 2007. http://amlib.eddept.wa.edu.au/webquery.dll?v1=pbMarc&v20=14&v27=77266.
  • This very detailed catalog entry for The Arrival includes information on the application of the book in the classroom and how such application relates to the curriculum guidelines set up by the Syllabus Development and Resources Directorate in the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. The summary section of this catalog entry consists of narratives from teachers who have used The Arrival in their own classrooms. For my documentation of key quotes contained in the CMIS Evaluation catalogue entry for The Arrival, click here.
  • "Special Feature: Shaun Tan's The Arrival." Fiction Focus. Vol. 21, No. 1. 2007 9-12. 30 Nov. 2007. http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/downloads/fiction/shauntan.pdf.
    • This article repeats much of the same information that was contained in the catalogue entry for CMIS Evaluation. Fiction Focus is actually a publication created by the Syllabus Development and Resources Directorate in the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. For my summary and notes relating to this article, click here.

"Teaching Tip Sheet: Making Meaning Visually." PETA (Primary English Teaching Association). 2006. 30 Nov. 2007. http://www.peta.edu.au/Teaching_resources/Teaching_Tips/page__1655.aspx.
  • For my summary and notes relating to this article, click here.

AAP. "Book Without Words Wins Premier's Literary Prize." NEWS.com.au. 30 May 2007. 2 Dec. 2007. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21818827-421,00.html.
  • Quote from article: "'The Arrival is a master work, with time as one of its major images.' The winning work was judged on how the author canvassed issues arising from the Australian immigration and migrant settlement experience."

Bain, Julie. "WebQuest: THE VIEWER by Shaun Tan & Gary Crew." WebQuestDirect.com.au. 22 Nov. 2006. 30 Nov 2007. http://www.webquestdirect.com.au/webquest.asp?id=86.
  • While this is a WebQuest for another book illustrated by Shaun Tan, et al. that does have words, it is clear the insights and resources provided within this WebQuest were compiled by an author who has really studied Tan's illustration work. For my notes on this WebQuest, click here.


Carter, R.J.. "Book Review: The Arrival." The Trades. 26 Sept. 2007. 2 Dec. 2007. http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=5925.
  • For my selection of key quotes from this review, click here.

Edinger, M. "Educating Alice (Search results for blog entries related to 'The Arrival')." Educating Alice (Weblog). 30 Nov 2007. http://medinger.wordpress.com/?s=the arrival&searchbutton=Go%21.

Edinger, M. "Edinger House (Results for Blog Entries Tagged as 'The Arrival')." Edinger House (Weblog). 30 Nov 2007. http://blogs.dalton.org/edinger/category/the-arrival/.
  • M. Edinger maintains this classroom blog, as well. Be sure to visit the entries relating to The Arrival, which include examples of students' work, photographs of Shaun Tan's visit to the classroom, and a videoclip of Shaun Tan discussing The Arrival with these lucky 4th graders.

fusenumber8 (Blogger). "Review of the Day: The Arrival." A Fuse #8 Production (Weblog). 5. Feb. 2007. 2 Dec. 2007. http://fusenumber8.blogspot.com/2007/02/review-of-day-arrival.html.
  • For my selection of key quotes from this review, click here.


Videos/Videocasts/Audio/Audiocasts

VanderMeer, Jeff. "VanderMeer Pop Culture Report #1 [Video]." YouTube.com. 8 Oct. 2007. 2 Dec. 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0uOkbqNWys.
  • Jeff VanderMeer reviews, discusses, and compares 4 graphic novels, including Shaun Tan's The Arrival. VanderMeer is an American bestselling writer, editor and publisher (see his Wikipedia article). Check out his other YouTube videos here, and his blog here.