Long before the current graphic-novel craze, Briggs created book-length comics for children (. The Snowman, 1978) and adults (Ethel and Ernest, 1998). Gentleman Jim (1980; this is its first .
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Long before the current graphic-novel craze, Briggs created book-length comics for children (.
Gentleman Jim was not very popular at first. Raymond Briggs may have switched his target audience to adults, but it is not apparent from the cover that this is not a children’s picture book. Readers did not know what to make of it, and the book went out of print for a while, even though his earlier books remained in print. There is actually plenty of humour in Gentleman Jim which a child would appreciate, but the story, and the underlying message, is firmly geared towards adults.
Gentleman Jim. Raymond Briggs. International bestselling or Raymond Briggs has been writing and drawing children's books and graphic novels for more than forty years, including his best-loved books Father Christmas and The Snowman. An early pioneer of literary graphic novels with his brilliant satire on nuclear war, When the Wind Blows (1982), he is also well known in North America for his poignant depiction of the lives of his parents in Ethel & Ernest. Библиографические данные.
Gentleman Jim BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play, 4 May 2008. D. Martin, "Raymond Briggs", in Douglas Martin, The Telling Line: Essays on Fifteen Contemporary Book Illustrators (Julia MacRae Books, 1989), pp. 227–42. Father Christmas Stage adaptation by Pins and Needles Productions at the Lyric Hammersmith, 2012 .
Through books like The Bear and The Snowman Raymond Briggs has met with acclaim largely for books .
Through books like The Bear and The Snowman Raymond Briggs has met with acclaim largely for books aimed at kids that have a dark edge to them. Somewhere in between these extremes lies Gentleman Jim, which takes the forlorn of a life wasted and the inability to crawl to higher heights and adds a childlike whimsy to the proceedings. In this way, it plays to both audiences - more importantly, it serves as a funny tale that may just lodge itself in a kid’s brain, a lesson learned to be applied at the crossroads we all face.
Raymond Briggs - Gentleman JimHis own dramatisation of the graphic novel of the same title
Raymond Briggs - Gentleman JimHis own dramatisation of the graphic novel of the same title .
We are delighted to bring it back into print as the first book in an occasional series, "Cape Graphic Classics".
I hope you know about Raymond Briggs. As for the rest of the comic book, simply breathtaking. The technique varies from what I think is wooden watercolors crayons ( without using a paintbrush) To gorgeous drawings accompanying Jim's fantasies taking up most of the page. While the design for most of the characters is the same as Jim and Hilda, the authoritical figures (policeman, judge, et. have a funny geometrical style to them, a funny caricature, indeed.
We are delighted to bring it back into print as the first book in an occasional series, Cape Graphic Classics.
GOOD Gentleman Jim, Raymond Briggs, Hamish Hamilton Internal pages are clean and bright, near pristine. Hardback cover shows light wear as per photos along with some rips to the hardback cover. Photos give great idea of condition. There is also an internal dedication. This could be the description for a book that has been lost in a warehouse for years, never shelved, thumbed or even opened yet may still be some years old. Fine (F or FN): A Fine book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages.