Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Tom Gauld the Gigantic Robot

We had Tom Gauld come into the university as a visiting practitioner a couple of weeks ago and I found this story in particular to be of interest. The way Tom talks about this book and his approach to humorous/tragic illustrations in a really open way is really inspiring. The Gigantic robot is about a robot who is built as a secret weapon but never used. Tom's stark image and stripped down style work well to tell this wonderfully sad story. His commercial 'style' seems to be the result of experimenting with quirky and simplistic imagery, I like this book more than some of Tom's other works- perhaps because his humor and style lend itself to this story well.

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