Eric Fan was born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto where he continues to live. He studied illustration, sculpture and film at the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCADU). He often works in creative collaboration with one or two of his brothers, Terry and Devin, using the name Fan Brothers. Fan’s father is Chinese.
Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)
Words by Eric Fan.
Pictures by Dena Seiferling
Forthcoming September 2022.
Publisher’s Synopsis (From the Penguin Random House Canada website)
Noses sniff the air as mouthwatering smells waft down city streets, luring growling bellies to the Night Owl. Inside this elegant, horse-drawn establishment, a feathery cook works the grill, serving up tasty dishes for shift-workers and operagoers alike: a mince pie for Fox, a ham sandwich for Badger and puddings for little Possums. Mouse, a poor street sweeper, watches as the line of customers swells, ever hopeful that someone will drop a morsel of food — but Owl’s cooking is far too delicious for more than a crumb to be found. As the evening’s service winds down, weary Owl spots trembling Mouse. Has he found his own night lunch, or will he invite this small sweeper inside for a midnight feast for two?
From the imagination of two acclaimed picture book creators, together for the first time, this dreamlike picture book is a magical ode to Victorian lunch wagons. Evoking the sounds, sights, smells and tastes of the city at night, Night Lunch reveals how empathy and kindness as well as dignity and gratitude can be found — and savored — in the most unexpected places.