Ethel and Ernest
Just talk sense, Ernest.
We've got to HANG LOOSE with the CATS.
Ernest! Go to bed.
I'll make the Cocoa.
You're a SQUARE. baby.
When will you grow up?"
From 1920 to deaths in the 70's...Ethel & Ernest steal your heat!!!! The illustrations are deeply moving of love - War - parenthood - and old age.
Simply Beautiful & Precious!!!! ...more
It's a very personal, heartfelt story of the lives of an ordinary British couple during the years 1920-1970.
Although they have differing political views and many marital squabbles, they obviously deeply care for each other.
This is a great, whimsical character study of a common married couple as well as an excellent social study of British working ...more
There were some funny moments but I also didn't get a lot of the jokes, language, or historical references when they referred to England.
There were a lot of s ...more
When they first meet in 1920s London, Ethel is in her mid 30s, and working as a lady's maid for a respectable upper class family. Ernest is a spry milkman, who loses no time in asking Ethel out on a d ...more
As well as working on a very personal and biographical level, 'Ethel and Ernest' provides a fascinating version of British history through the lens of Briggs' parents lives.
Ethel and Ernest follows the lives of Raymond Briggs' parents throughout the decades, with each section divided into 10 year chunks. The story opens when they first meet, Ethel is a ladies maid and spots Ernest on his bike; he looks up and notices her at the window, and the rest, they say, is history. Ethel leaves her job and they set up home together.
Whilst the story was heart-warming and quite tender in places, I couldn't help but notice the political discrepancies betw ...more
This was nice enough! There is a very emotionally poignant side to it...according to other people's reviews. As far as I'm concerned, this is a comic str ...more
I loved the art and colors in this one, and was delighted by the clear affection the author has for his parents. It was fun to read about the couple's dynamics, and this is a wonderful tribute to ...more
Voor een inkijkje in deze graphic novel: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JG0iyACZ9/ ...more
I got an email months ago from AbeBooks giving me this list of what they believe is the 50 essential graphic novels to read (I tend to disagree with some its choices) and I have been lazy to check them out from the library until now. I thought it would be very interesting to read this book because why would an author make a g ...more
This is a memoir/autobiography of author's parents. Of how they met, what they went through during the war and raising up the author. There's 1 disappointment tho; (view spoiler)[the author has several siblings but none were mention throughout the story except their names at the beginning. I was expecting some sibling clashes, rivalry or fall out but I can understand if he decided to put that out. (hide spoiler)]...more
In this graphic biography, we notice how life in England changes and how his parents react to all of the events - from the emergence of television to World War II.
What makes the experience even more wonderful is how much it is just like real life. Sometimes stories are done with so much sensationalism that it often distance us from what is important.
Here, with ...more
- Here, Et, listen. It says we've got to be HIP.
- GROOVY, babe. And REAL COOL.
- Just talk sense, Ernest.
- We've got to HANG LOOSE with the CATS.
- YEAH, MAN!
- Ernest! Go to bed. You're overtired. I'll make the cocoa.
His first three major works, Father Christmas, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday (both featu ...more