The illustrator moves to Tainan for an artist-in-residence program. The heat of the Tainan sun is beyond his imagination, so he chooses to go out at four or five in the late afternoon. The streets are gold-tinged, a nostalgic tint that bathes the streets and alleys in a kind of stillness, quite different from the bustle of daytime. He decides to record every day's sunset with a drawing--a series of works he titled Before Sunset. Working on this series gives him a new perspective on the place where he grew up, and even a new perspective on other cities. This is a chronicle of a search for a city's soul, in text and in pictures. It's an opportunity to look at the simplicity and quiet of our living spaces, qualities that have been gradually forgotten. Every image is clean and comforting, the writing sincere and touching.
About the Author
Hom Hsu is from Fengyuan, Taichung. He likes drawing, jogging, and other physical activities. He dreamed of being a comics artist when he was a kid, and enjoyed making doodles on his textbooks. He officially took his first steps into the vast world of art starting in college; after graduation, he returned to Taichung and started taking illustration commissions. He is now a freelance illustrator for newspapers, magazines, and books. In the future, he hopes to continue to do what he loves and find things in life to be excited about.