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Fungus the Bogeyman

Fungus the Bogeyman

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Making things go bump in the night can be satisfying in its way, and a pint of slime goes down nicely after work.

English illustrator and children's book author Raymond Briggs is best known in Britain for his 'books without words' told entirely though full color illustrations. The book depicts the mundane details of Bogey life in loving detail, with definitions of Bogey slang and numerous annotations concerning the myths, pets, hobbies, literature, clothing and food of the Bogeys. And it is was a revelation to discover that even the sublimely happy Fungus was not above an attack of existential angst . The topic was inspired after Briggs watched a Panorama documentary on nuclear contingency planning, and the dense format of the page was inspired by a Swiss publisher's miniature version of Father Christmas. Written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs, a much loved children's author, perhaps best known for his Christmas classic, The Snowman.It was produced by Andy Serkis's motion-capture studio, The Imaginarium, with Serkis also as the narrator. It is not for everyone's taste, I mean you have to be keen on slime, pus and muck but hey, that is what makes a bogeyman happy.

I love Briggs's dense, complex page design and his masterful use of an array of layout and design features. Fungus the Bogeyman is a lovingly created work of art, with as much care and thought in the words as in the images. It follows one day in the life of the title character, a working class Bogeyman with the mundane job of scaring human beings.And I am quite frankly (and personally) getting more than sick and tired of rather too often encountering especially picture or comic books geared towards children that have a presentation style that seems to not at all take the importance of visual comfort while reading into consideration and seriously enough (as well as the potential eye strain an overly small font size can often and even likely cause). Best known for his more conventional children's books such as The Snowman, Briggs, like Roald Dahl, has an uncanny sense of what really appeals to children -- gross stuff and toilet humor. Skip forward [mumble mumble] years -- yes, that many -- and I've just found the very same book hiding in a forgotten, dusty stack at my parent's house.



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