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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8445 on: 10 August, 2022, 09:21:24 AM »
Raymond Briggs, comic artist, 88.  Creator of Fungus the Bogeyman, When the Wind Blows but probably most famously, The Snowman.

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« Reply #8446 on: 10 August, 2022, 11:29:55 AM »
Devastating for British arts. A true master of the every day ordinary and the extraordinary.

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« Reply #8447 on: 10 August, 2022, 04:16:27 PM »
Raymond Briggs did some politically charged stuff like When The Wind Blows and The Tin Pot Foreign General And The Old Iron Woman that allegorised the Falklands conflict. It was the Snowman that will live forever, a deceptively simple tale of the joy and loss of Christmas. Very sorry to hear of his passing.
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« Reply #8448 on: 10 August, 2022, 08:22:30 PM »
As a teen I appreciated his whimsical* children's work, but When the Wind Blows had a huge impact on me.

Our very own Crazyfoxmachine adds his thoughts in the Grauniad https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/10/raymond-briggs-remembered-he-made-what-he-did-look-easy-which-is-of-course-what-geniuses-do

*which on reflection was in no way whimsical - he freaking melts man!
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8449 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:25:38 PM »
Our wonderful dog, Sam the miniature schnauzer, aged 16¼.


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« Reply #8450 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:43:17 PM »
Sorry to hear that Indigo Prime. A good age for a dog and hope and expect you all made the best of them. My condolances to you all.

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« Reply #8451 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:47:54 PM »
Man's best friend RIP. Always sad when the family dog goes to dog heaven.
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« Reply #8452 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:54:50 PM »
Condolences IP. It's heartbreaking to lose a devoted friend.
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« Reply #8453 on: 12 August, 2022, 03:27:42 PM »
Ah spug, sorry to hear about that, IP.

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« Reply #8454 on: 12 August, 2022, 05:32:11 PM »

Heartfelt condolences, I.P.

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« Reply #8455 on: 12 August, 2022, 06:40:07 PM »
He looks lovely! Sorry for your loss.

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« Reply #8456 on: 12 August, 2022, 09:19:15 PM »
Just read that Anne Heche has died following a car accident (which apparently happened a little while ago, but this was the first I'd heard about it.)
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8457 on: 13 August, 2022, 01:22:55 PM »
Just read that Anne Heche has died following a car accident (which apparently happened a little while ago, but this was the first I'd heard about it.)

Yes, been on life support for about a week I think, after having driven a car in to a house.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8458 on: 13 August, 2022, 07:30:40 PM »
Our wonderful dog, Sam the miniature schnauzer, aged 16¼.



Aw, man, sorry to hear it. A ripe old age for a doggie, and I would imagine he had a happier life than most of us human types could dream of,  but still, never easy.
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« Reply #8459 on: 13 August, 2022, 08:22:18 PM »
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Sam. Wonderful photo of him contemplating the ocean.
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