news and works in progress from Shaun Tan
the dark side of bunnies.. disquieting. ew
I am discovering that signs (like the one 'Do not feed the wildlife') are powerful devices. I think that it gives the image even more depth. It leads to so many questions and can give a character more personality in an instant. A sign also prevents you from writing too much. it's form forces you to sum up what they are trying to communicate in very few words.
Yes, signs can be poetic too. The only problem I find is when they draw too much attention, words having such a gravitational pull, so you need to be careful. But as voice without authorship, very interesting.
What a nightmare! I am creeped out by this.