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Encyclopedia > Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs (born January 18, 1934) is an English illustrator, cartoonist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Authorship redirects here. ...

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Selected bibliography

  • 1966: Mother Goose Treasury — awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal
  • 1973: Father Christmas — awarded a second Kate Greenaway Medal
  • 1975: Father Christmas Goes on Holiday
  • 1977: Fungus the Bogeyman
  • 1978: The Snowman US ISBN 0-394-88466-3 (pbk.) 0-394-93973-5 (lib. bdg.)
  • 1980: Gentleman Jim
  • 1982: When the Wind Blows
  • 1984: The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman
  • 1987: Unlucky Wally
  • 1989: Unlucky Wally 20 Years On
  • 1992: The Man
  • 1994: The Bear
  • 1998: Ethel and Ernest
  • 2001: UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age ISBN 0-375-81611-9 (trade)
  • 2001: The Adventures of Bert (text by Allan Ahlberg) US ISBN 0-374-30092-5
  • 2002: A Bit More Bert (text by Allan Ahlberg) US ISBN 0-374-32489-1

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in the UK in 1955 in honour of the childrens illustrator, Kate Greenaway. ... The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in the UK in 1955 in honour of the childrens illustrator, Kate Greenaway. ... Calvin the Bogeyman book cover Calvin the Bogeyman (1977) is a critically acclaimed childrens graphic novel by British artist Raymond Briggs. ... The Snowman is a childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. ... When the Wind Blows is a 1982 graphic novel, by British artist Raymond Briggs, that shows a nuclear attack on Britain by the Soviet Union from the viewpoint of a retired couple, Jim and Hilda Bloggs. ... The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman (ISBN 0241113628) is a 1984 childrens book by Raymond Briggs which depicts the Falklands War. ... The Man is an illustrated childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, first published in 1992. ... Ethel and Ernest is a graphic novel by English author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. ... Janet and Allan Ahlberg are the creators of many popular childrens books, which regularly appear at the top of the most popular lists for public libraries. ... Janet and Allan Ahlberg are the creators of many popular childrens books, which regularly appear at the top of the most popular lists for public libraries. ...

Film and television adaptations

  • The Snowman (1982) VHS ISBN 0-7912-0007-8
  • When the Wind Blows (1986)
  • Father Christmas (1991)
  • 1998 DVD NTSC fullscreen ISBN 0-7678-2670-1 UPC 4339603227 combines:
The Snowman (1993) 29 min; and
Father Christmas (1997) 25 min (including material from Father Christmas Goes on Holiday)
  • The Bear (1999)
  • Ivor the Invisible (2001)
  • Fungus the Bogeyman (2004)

The Snowman is a childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. ... For other uses, see When the Wind Blows. ... Ivor the Invisible is an animated film made for British televisions Channel Four in 2001. ...

References

  • Anita Silvey (editor), The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators, ISBN 0-618-19082-1

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According to Briggs, his reasons for opting for what he describes as "the labour-intensive botheration of strip cartoons" were mainly due to space considerations.
Briggs was prompted to experiment in format after he saw a miniature version of his FATHER CHRISTMAS produced by a Swiss publisher.
A Raymond Briggs fansite FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN (1979): Briggs' most amusing work, this takes the familiar tropes of children's illustrated books and adds as much foul excrescence as it possibly can without losing any of the social commentary, much to the ghoulish delight of children everywhere.
Profile: Raymond Briggs | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books (3902 words)
Briggs acknowledges that his work is often initially prompted by fantasy, "like a snowman or a bogeyman", but is then pursued entirely logically and realistically.
Briggs was born in 1934 in his parents' three-bedroom house in Wimbledon Park, and shares his birthday - January 18 - with AA Milne and Arthur Ransome.
Briggs is wryly amused at some of the oddities that have emerged over the years and his house is crowded with Snowman products, but perhaps the most remarkable spin-off has seen the famously wordless story being given a text and used as part of a teach-to-read programme in America.
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