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Fungus the Bogeyman

#1 · Posted: 5 Dec 2004 16:11 · Edited by: Moderator
Really a minor thing to mention here, but in today's Sunday Times in its Culture Section there is a minor reference to Hergé and Tintin in an article about the awful Fungus the Bogeyman series currently on TV.

It describes Raymond Briggs as a British Hergé, and a bit about the more adult comic genre that RB brought into the mainstream.

Harrock n roll
#2 · Posted: 5 Dec 2004 17:15
There was an article by Raymond Briggs on Hergé and Tintin in the Sunday Telegraph back in March where he mentioned Hergé as a major influence. I can't comment on the series - I saw half of the first episode which was so-so - but the book is a classic and Raymond Briggs is a genius in my view. I also heartily recommend his last book Ethel and Ernest (there's some pages here).
#3 · Posted: 5 Dec 2004 19:14 · Edited by: Moderator
Not read Ethel and Ernest, I will have to look out for it! I really love his other work though - When the Wind Blows and Gentlemen Jim especially.

The second episode was slightly better than the first, but it's nothing compared to the book

#4 · Posted: 5 Dec 2004 21:20 · Edited by: Moderator
The book of Fungus the Bogeyman is a classic, as is my favourite, Father Christmas and its sequel Father Christmas Goes on Holiday.

Fantastic stuff.
#5 · Posted: 26 Feb 2005 17:57 · Edited by: Moderator
I like Raymond Briggs too, although comparisons to Hergé seem a bit far of the mark.

Or maybe I'm just biased.

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