Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 18: Happy birthday, Raymond Briggs!

Born on this day: English illustrator, author, and graphic novelist Raymond Briggs, author of Father Christmas, The Snowman, Ethel & Ernest, When the Wind Blows, and many more. He depicts himself in his biography of his parents, Ethel & Ernest, which is one of the finest and most touching graphic novels I've ever read. Seriously, if you've never, you must read this, and I guarantee you won't have dry eyes at the end.

from Ethel & Ernest (Jonathan Cape, 1998), by Raymond Briggs

A very happy 88th birthday to you, Raymond Briggs.

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