Sunday, July 10, 2011
Lost and Found by Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan is the master of understated, deep stories in graphic novels. This book contains three different stories. In the first, a girl wanders through an increasingly dark landscape discussing her feelings of depression only to end with the possibility of hope. The second story concerns a lost thing - can't really tell what this thing might be - and the boy who finds it. And the final story is an allegory for white people arriving in a land of native people. Although the author's note makes it clear that the story was written about Australia, it could just as easily apply to the United States. While sort, this book contains some deep thoughts and subjects with layered artwork.