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New exhibition RAYMOND BRIGGS: A RETROSPECTIVE running from end of April until end of August 2023

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective, opens tomorrow, 29th April 2023, at the Cambridge University Library.

Touring from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, this exhibition highlights a selection of Raymond Briggs’ most significant works. It features rarely seen original illustrations from his studio which reveal his expert draughtsmanship, captivating storytelling and subversive humour.

This exhibition, which runs until 26th August 2023, includes work from Briggs’s pioneering titles, including The Snowman, Father Christmas (1973), Fungus the Bogeyman (1977) and autobiographical graphic novel Ethel and Ernest (1998). On show are his drawings, hand-lettered typography and page designs from his earliest commissions to his 2004 book The Puddleman.

Co-curated by Nicolette Jones and Katie McCurrach, this exhibition features original illustrations courtesy of Raymond Briggs’s Archive and Penguin Random House.

Tickets to Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective can be booked for free on the Cambridge University Library here. The exhibition is open Monday-Friday between 9am-6:30pm, and Saturdays between 9am-4:30pm.