"Drawing is Feeling" - Raymond Briggs talked about his craft during the Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen, which aired on BBC Two last year

Raymond Briggs’ “Time For Lights Out” due in November

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Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford SNIP

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