“The Magician” by Brian Froud
For over 30 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best-selling book, FAERIES with fantasy and Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee is considered a modern classic. His landmark work with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on feature films THE DARK CRYSTAL, LABYRINTH and other Henson projects set new standards for design, puppeteering and animatronics in film and are considered landmarks in the evolution of modern day special effects and attract an international cult following . With over 8 million books sold to date, Brian’s international best sellers include LADY COTTINGTON’S PRESSED FAIRY BOOK, GOOD FAERIES / BAD FAERIES and THE FAERIES’ ORACLE and LADY COTTINGTON’S FAIRY ALBUM. Other works with text by Ari Berk include GOBLINS!, RUNES OF ELFLAND, LADY COTTINGTON PRESSED FAIRY LETTERS and BRIAN FROUD’S WORLD OF FAERIE.
Brian’s work inspires Faerieworlds and FaerieCon, festival events that attract over 6000 attendees each annually. Brian is currently creating concept designs for a sequel to THE DARK CRYSTAL, produced by the Jim Henson Company, working on a project for Lucasfilm. and developing a film with the Walt Disney Company based on his book, ‘GOBLINS!’ Brian is also developing a theater production in Las Vegas based on his designs.
Brian lives in Devon, England with his wife, internationally acclaimed doll maker Wendy Froud, and their son, Toby. The Official website of Brian & Wendy Froud is: www.worldoffroud.com.