1934 - 2022
The artist and author who taught generations of children about friendship, love, and loss in his 1978 picture book, The Snowman, has died. He was 88 years old.
Although Mr. Briggs has been adamant in his insistence that The Snowman is not a Christmas story, he allowed his work to be turned into a short animated film that has become a Christmas tradition in homes across the world. This is how I first became acquainted with his work, but in the years that followed, I've come to appreciate what he meant to share with the world with his book.
Thank you, Mr. Briggs.