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Raymond Briggs

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The Resume

    (January 18, 1934-August 9, 2022)
    Born in Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom
    British illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author
    Best known for his Christmas children's book 'The Snowman' (1978)
    Other works include 'Father Christmas,' 'Fungus the Bogeyman,' 'The Man,' 'The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman,' and 'When the Wind Blows,'

Why he might be annoying:

    A lot of his books are bleak and depressing.
    He was described as a 'professional curmudgeon.'
    Because the house he lived in was small, messy, and cramped, he kept a separate home from his long-term partner, Liz, her children and grandchildren.
    He initially disliked the 1982 animated short film adaptation of his book 'The Snowman.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    At the age of five, he was evacuated to Dorset during World War II.
    He was not afraid to touch on controversial topics such as nuclear weapons and war.
    His wife suffered from schizophrenia and died in 1973.
    The short film adaptation of 'The Snowman' was nominated for an Oscar and has been shown on British television annually during the holiday season.
    He won numerous accolades for his works.

Credit: Birdienest81

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 25 Votes: 40.0% Annoying