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Encyclopedia > The Man (graphic novel)

The Man is an illustrated children's book by British author Raymond Briggs, first published in 1992. It tells the story of a boy who is visited by the titular Man, a minuscule human who arrives in the boy's bedroom unclothed and hungry. The boy initially believes he is dreaming, but soon realises that the Man is indeed real, and starts to take care of him. The Man shows himself to be demanding, bossy and messy, but nevertheless a bond forms between the pair. The story follows their relationship over the next few days. Raymond Briggs (born January 18, 1934) is an English illustrator, cartoonist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

Unlike Briggs' earlier story The Snowman, both characters have full dialogue throughout, with each character's lines formatted differently so that they can be distinguished. Occasionally, the dialogue and drawings will be interspersed, so that speech bubbles surround certain lines of text. The Snowman is a childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. ...



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