I can’t believe I was sitting there asking Shaun Tan where he gets his ideas from! Honestly.
OK, so I didn’t put it exactly like that, but it was more or less what I meant. At least he didn’t reply that he shops at Plots’r’us. Would have served me right.
Maybe it’s easier to go slightly crazy when you feel you’re in the presence of someone great? In fact, I suspect Shaun was afraid he was in the presence of someone weird. (And how right he was!) He took a little while to warm up, but when he did, he even insulted Brussels sprouts.
And I did what I do so well; sat there and said ‘yes’ and ‘mm’.
Before I dig myself even deeper, I’d better send you over to the interview. It’s short, but it’s nice. Like Shaun.