Raymond is a much loved illustrator, cartoonist and author. He is best known for The Snowman which was adapted as an animated film in 1982 and continues to be shown on Channel 4 every Christmas along with the more recent The Snowman and the Snowdog.
His other works include When the Wind Blows, The Man, Father Christmas, The Bear and Fungus the Bogeyman. The Bear is currently being adapted as a theatre production with Pins and Needles and Fungus was made into a four episode series for Sky in 2015 starring Timothy Spall and Joanna Scanlan. Ethel and Ernest is also being adapted for the screen and is due to be released in 2016.