History ComicBook / TheArrival

7th Sep '16 6:51:06 PM DrSleep
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* EmpathyPet: A common feature for the citizens of the Immigrants' new city, as many of the people we see are accompanied by whimsical-looking creatures. The protagonist soon picks up one of his own.
7th Sep '16 6:46:54 PM DrSleep
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* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer.

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* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; [[spoiler: at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer. newcomer.]]


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* NoNameGiven: None of the characters are named.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The odd [[https://thebookwars.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/arrival8.jpg mouse-tadpole thing]] that the Immigrant befriends over the course of the book.


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* WorldOfSymbolism
11th Jul '16 10:51:20 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* ShowNotTell: Heavy reliance on visuals and no written words. Even the texts appear in this book are completely alien and made up by the artist. The imagery allows us to emphasize with the main character and his journey into a new world that will be his new home for his family.

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* ShowNotTell: ShowDontTell: Heavy reliance on visuals and no written words. Even the texts appear in this book are completely alien and made up by the artist. The imagery allows us to emphasize with the main character and his journey into a new world that will be his new home for his family.
11th Jul '16 10:50:57 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* ShowNotTell: Heavy reliance on visuals and no written words. Even the texts appear in this book are completely alien and made up by the artist. The imagery allows us to emphasize with the main character and his journey into a new world that will be his new home for his family.
26th Dec '15 6:13:32 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream: In the first, more positive flavor. In the backstories of the protagonist and others, they are running away from terrible situations in their own countries, and become much more successful and happy in their new home. In this case, Tan is drawing from the experiences of acquaintances, thus 'Australian Dream' would be more accurate.
20th Nov '14 3:30:26 AM NanoMoose
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* AmericanDream - In the first, more positive flavor. In the backstories of the protagonist and others, they are running away from terrible situations in their own countries, and become much more successful and happy in their new home.
** In this case, Tan is drawing from the experiences of acquaintances, thus 'Australian Dream' would be more accurate.
* AnImmigrantsTale - With the twist that the place he's immigrating to isn't at all real.
* BookEnds - Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer.

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* AmericanDream - AmericanDream: In the first, more positive flavor. In the backstories of the protagonist and others, they are running away from terrible situations in their own countries, and become much more successful and happy in their new home.
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home. In this case, Tan is drawing from the experiences of acquaintances, thus 'Australian Dream' would be more accurate.
* AnImmigrantsTale - AnImmigrantsTale: With the twist that the place he's immigrating to (and the one he's immigrating from) isn't at all real.
* BookEnds - BookEnds: Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer.



* FunnyForeigner - The protagonist, at first and from the point of view of others.
* SceneryPorn - It's Creator/ShaunTan, what's your next question?

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* FunnyForeigner - FunnyForeigner: The protagonist, at first and from the point of view of others.
* SceneryPorn - SceneryPorn: It's Creator/ShaunTan, what's your next question?
16th Feb '13 6:57:41 PM Antwan
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A wordless graphic novel by ShaunTan about an nameless immigrant in a strange land. Drawn in beautiful hyper-realism, the book incorporates fantastical landscapes and an invented alphabet to convey the confusions of a new place and unfamiliar language.

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A wordless graphic novel by ShaunTan Creator/ShaunTan about an nameless immigrant in a strange land. Drawn in beautiful hyper-realism, the book incorporates fantastical landscapes and an invented alphabet to convey the confusions of a new place and unfamiliar language.
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* SceneryPorn: It's ShaunTan, what's your next question?
* TearJerker

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* SceneryPorn: SceneryPorn - It's ShaunTan, Creator/ShaunTan, what's your next question?
* TearJerker
question?
10th May '12 4:25:54 AM movie007
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[[quoteright:266:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Screen_shot_2011-06-16_at_1_06_14_AM_4445.png]]

A wordless graphic novel by ShaunTan about an nameless immigrant in a strange land. Drawn in beautiful hyper-realism, the book incorporates fantastical landscapes and an invented alphabet to convey the confusions of a new place and unfamiliar language.

!!This work contains examples of the following tropes:
* AmericanDream - In the first, more positive flavor. In the backstories of the protagonist and others, they are running away from terrible situations in their own countries, and become much more successful and happy in their new home.
** In this case, Tan is drawing from the experiences of acquaintances, thus 'Australian Dream' would be more accurate.
* AnImmigrantsTale - With the twist that the place he's immigrating to isn't at all real.
* BookEnds - Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer.
* FishOutOfWater
* FunnyForeigner - The protagonist, at first and from the point of view of others.
* SceneryPorn: It's ShaunTan, what's your next question?
* TearJerker
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