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February 3, 2019

Shaun Tan: One City, One Book, One Exhibit, Lots Of Hope


I totally missed this, but Shaun Tan's The Arrival is apparently the subject of Hong Kong's One Book/One City program participation and the target of an accompanying exhibit, as this article informs us. That's an accomplished work and certainly good enough for engagement on a community-informing level, although a lot of things have to fall in place including a consensus of non-forced opinion about the work itself. Let's hope.

A couple of things suggested here is that we need more immigration narratives like this one given the state of the world, and that comics works that hit broadly like this one did back in 2006 have the potential for viability for years after they are initially published -- something to remember within a publishing context that focuses on a week-to-week presence.
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