Beginning with his first published illustrations in 1958, this is a diverse exploration of the artist's work. With commentaries by journalist Nicolette Jones accompanying extracts, it is divided into four sections - the early years; nursery classics; a gallery of characters; and social issues. 001 0195157982
Twice-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and of numerous other awards, Raymond Briggs is one of the most successful picture book creators of our time. His books include classics such as Father Christmas, The Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman, The Bear and more recently Ug. In 1998, his illustrated biography of his parents, Ethel and Ernest, was published to great critical acclaim, winning the BCA Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. His new picture book, The Puddleman, will be published by Cape in 2004. He lives in Sussex.