Panel Borders: The Work of Raymond Briggs
Originally broadcast 08/01/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
In the first Panel Borders of 2009, Alex Fitch is talking to the beloved British childrenâ€™s illustrator Raymond Briggs who in the 1970s created some of the most treasured kids books of the late twentieth century such as The Snowman, Father Christmas and Fungus the Bogeyman which were all turned into successful and memorable animated cartoons in the following decade.
If many people only know his work from the cartoons, itâ€™s entirely possible they donâ€™t realise that Briggs has been drawing his books in comic strip format since the early 70s and is one of Britainâ€™s finest and ironically least recognised comic book creators. This has started to change in recent years with the last year alone seeing Briggs talk about his work on stage alongside Brian Talbot at Comica at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, being awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Cartoon Art Trust while Jonthan Cape reissued Gentleman Jim as one of their classic British Graphic Novelsâ€¦
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21 / 22 Jan 2009, 7.30pm Canal Cafe Theatre, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, Paddington, London, W2 6ND