Shaun Tan - "The Watcher" (1998) - scratchboard
The Watcher (1998)
Scratchboard by Shaun Tan.
Drawing size: 12 x 16 cm (4.7" x 6.2")
This drawing is framed.
"This illustration is from The Playground, the first published book I both wrote and illustrated in 1998, a horror story about undead children who play in a suburban park after the living have gone home. It was based on my own childhood fears of a particular playground at the end of my street which was always brightly illuminated in the dead of night. I always wondered, for whom? I used a lot of scratchboard in my early career, where reproduction was predominantly black and white".