Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

2nd October 2020 - 24th January 2021

The first ever retrospective of one of the most important author-illustrators of all time.

Raymond Briggs’ influence on children’s literature cannot be overstated. He invented scatological humour for children, centred stories around working-class families for the first time and confronted massive, ‘grown-up’ issues including dementia, death and nuclear war.

 

This long-awaited exhibition will show never-before-seen material from Briggs’ personal archive that reveals the origin of the iconic titles that have become literary classics and international phenomena. With original artwork from books including his poignant picture book The Snowman (1980) and pioneering graphic novel Ethel & Ernest (1998), the exhibition celebrates Briggs as an exceptional draughtsman, typographer and storyteller.


Venue

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
Phone:
020 3696 2020
Venue Website:
http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/

Organiser

House of Illustration
Phone:
020 3696 2020
Email:
frontofhouse@houseofillustration.org.uk
Organiser Website:
http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/