Brian Froud


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Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England.
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"I paint the spirit and soul of what I see." - Brian Froud

For over 35 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 design
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Faeries

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3.87 avg rating — 50,562 ratings — published 1978 — 33 editions
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Good Faeries Bad Faeries

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3.90 avg rating — 48,317 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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The World of The Dark Crystal

4.29 avg rating — 3,902 ratings — published 1982 — 8 editions
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Lady Cottington's Fairy Album

3.98 avg rating — 3,170 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Goblins! A Survival Guide a...

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4.19 avg rating — 2,428 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Brian Froud's World of Faerie

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The Faeries' Oracle

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4.44 avg rating — 1,587 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Jim Henson's The Dark Cryst...

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The Goblin Companion

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4.16 avg rating — 1,467 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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The Goblins of Labyrinth

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4.46 avg rating — 1,106 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”
Brian Froud

“Perhaps all women are part faerie, for what woman can deny her faerie blood when the portals to her own land are open; when the full moon sings its insistent song; when sorrow and passion and rage pulse through her body at moon times. This is why women are the chosen ones of Faerie, pat of the vibrant, fluid, emotional soul of the world…”
Brian Froud, Brian Froud's World of Faerie

“I feel that what you should illustrate is the space between the words. It's the betweenness, the otherness, that gives depth and dimension.”
Brian Froud

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