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  Gentleman Briggs - a Raymond Briggs fan site

       From the front cover of Unlucky Wally by Raymond Briggs

    These pages are dedicated to the life and
    works of that gentleman genius author and
    illustrator Raymond Briggs, creator of
    the Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman,
    bloomin' Father Christmas and many
    more classic characters and stories...



      Please note!  

These pages are unofficial and unauthorised. If Raymond Briggs, his
     publishers or agents wish I shall remove this fansite without delay...


      Briggs news

     20/11/08 - Cartooon Art Trust awards
     The 2008 Cartoon Art Trust Awards were held at the Mall
     Galleries (London, SW1) last night. And alongside prizes
     for the likes of Young Cartoonist of the Year, the year's
     Lifetime Achievement Award went to - you guessed it -
     Raymond Briggs. This prestigious plaudit has previously
     been awarded to the likes of
Ronald Searle, Gerald Scarfe,
     Fluck and Law, and "Trog".
You'll find the Toonhound
     news report on the evening here...

     "Fee Fo Fo Fum" by Raymond Briggs

     02/06/08 - Fee Fi Fo Fum
     It's been a ridiculously long time since anything was added
     to these pages. But, at last, here's a bit more bibliography
     info to share with you. Fee Fi Fo Fum was the third in
     Mr Briggs' trilogy of nursery rhyme anthologies, produced
     in the early '60s...


         Bogeys & Snow

I was 10 years old when I wrote to Raymond Briggs. I'd just read
'Fungus The Bogeyman' for the first time and I simply couldn't
believe how good it was. It was a comic book, sort of. But it was
also a book, sort of. I'd never read anything quite like it. I was
fascinated by the putrid boil-infested world of Bogeydom in all
its glorious
green detail and I wanted to see what the author
looked like, I wanted this man's autograph - better yet, one of
his bogeys! In the end what I got from his publishers, Hamish
Hamilton, was a brief  blue-biroed apology: 'Sorry, we don't have
any signed
photos of Raymond Briggs. Hope these will console you.'
And in the envelope I found five fung-tastic bookmarks and a
sheet of Fungus stickers - fab promotional items which I've
savoured since the day I got them. The note itself was a curious
thing. It was scrawled on the back of a postcard. On the front
was a light crayoned picture of a smiling snowman with a hat
and scarf and bright button nose. 'The Snowman by Raymond
Briggs - publication September 1978', it said. The Snowman
entered my world that Christmas....
                                                                          - FD 2000

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