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29 April 2023

Raymond Briggs retrospective opens today

Opening today in Cambridge is a retrospective covering the work of acclaimed illustrator Raymond Briggs.

There are more details here but it's free and is on until 26th August at the Cambridge University Library.

The organisers say...

With never-before-seen artwork, this exhibition delves into the work of the author-illustrator behind some of the UK’s most influential children’s books and graphic novels.

Raymond Briggs (1934-2022) is best-known for silent picturebook The Snowman (1978). But over a 60-year career, Briggs created illustrated books on themes from family relationships and grief to social mobility and political satire.

This exhibition includes work from Briggs’s pioneering titles, including The Snowman, and autobiographical graphic novel Ethel and Ernest. On show are his drawings, hand-lettered typography and page designs from his earliest commissions to his 2004 book The Puddleman.

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