Rest in peace Raymond Briggs. Author and illustrator of ‘the Snowman’ ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’ ‘When the Wind blows’ and ‘Father Christmas’ among others.
Briggs was 88 and a respected cartoonist who had a cheeky, irreverent style. His books included Fungus the Bogeyman who squelches around his home and environment in a grumpy way, Briggs created a stinky lovable character. Father Christmas is not happy climbing down sooty chimneys and would rather live in a warmer climate. When the wind blows is about an old couples life during a nuclear attack. Its scary and thought provoking. Finally the Snowman, which is a classic Christmas story is about a boy that befriends a snowman and flies off on an adventure. It’s been on the TV many times.
He was a fantastic illustrator and made his characters come alive. He will be missed and lots of obituaries have already been published about him.