Raymond is a much loved illustrator, cartoonist and author. He is best known for The Snowman which was adapted as an animated film in 1982 and continues to be shown on Channel 4 every Christmas along with the more recent The Snowman and the Snowdog.
His other works include When the Wind Blows, The Man, Father Christmas, The Bear and Fungus the Bogeyman. Pins and Needles have toured a theatre production of The Bear and the Lyric Hammersmith’s production of Father Christmas has been an annual feature for several years now. Fungus was made into a four episode series for Sky in 2015 starring Timothy Spall and Joanna Scanlan. Ethel and Ernest was adapted for the screen and released in October 2016.
Raymond was appointed CBE in 2017 for services to literature.
Time For Lights Out was published by Jonathan Cape in 2019.