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Publication Order of Brian Froud's Faerielands Books

The Wild Wood (With: Charles de Lint) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Rich and Strange (With: Patricia A. McKillip) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Crystal Books

The World of The Dark Crystal (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of the Dark Crystal (By: Christopher Finch) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1 (With: Alex Sheikman,Lizzy John,Brian Holguin) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 2 (By: Jim Henson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Crystal (By: Jim Henson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 3 (With: Matthew Dow Smith,Jim Henson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute (With: Jim Henson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure (By: Jim Henson,Ann Marcellino) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Creation Myths:: The Complete 40th Anniversary Collection HC (By: Alex Sheikman,Joshua Dysart,Matthew Dow Smith,Brian Holguin) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lady Cottington Books

Lady Cottington's Fairy Album (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters (By: Ari Berk) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Faeries (With: Alan Lee) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faeries' Oracle (With: Jessica Macbeth) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Goblins of Labyrinth (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trolls (With: Wendy Froud) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Good Faeries Bad Faeries (With: Terry Windling) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goblins! A Survival Guide and Fiasco in Four Parts (With: Ari Berk) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian Froud's World of Faerie (With: Ari Berk) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Faerie Oracle (With: Robert Gould,Wendy Froud) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to See Faeries (With: John Matthews) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales (With: Wendy Froud) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Brian Froud
Brian Froud, born May 6, 1947, and was an only child. He grew up in rural Hampshire before they moved to Kent.

In the year 1967, he enrolled as a painter at Maidstone College of Art, where he graduated with a first class honors diploma in Graphic Design in the year 1971.

He is an English fantasy illustrator that is best known for his book “Faeries” with Alan Lee, which is an illustrated compendium of faerie folklore. It was the basis of an animated short film released in the year 1981, and had sold more than five million copies by 2003 and hit number four on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

The idea for the book came from publisher Ian Ballantine, who was inspired by the success of the 1977 Dutch-authored book called Gnomes.

He also worked on films such as “Labryinth” and “The Dark Crystal” as the conceptual designer. He worked on the pilot episode of “The Storyteller” in 1987, a television series of Henson’s. Other movies he worked on were “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumber”, “The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, and P. J. Hogan’s live action version of “Peter Pan” where he served as a designer. For the 2016 version of “Pete’s Dragon”, he was a concept artist.

It was his artwork in “The Land of Froud” and “Once Upon A Time” that brought him to Jim Henson’s attention, who sought Brian out to collaborate on his all-puppetry film called “The Dark Crystal”. The same year he worked on that movie, his concept art for the movie was published in “The World of the Dark Crystal”, the companion book.

After he graduated, he spent five years working in Soho, London as a commercial illustrator, before he moved to Chagford, Devon in the year 1975. Between 1972 until the year 1976, he illustrated four books written by Margaret Mahy, a children’s author.

He works and lives in Devon with Wendy Froud, his wife, who is also a fantasy artist. Landscapes in his paintings are often inspired by Dartmoor.

He and Wendy, who is a sculptor and puppet-maker, met at Jim Henson Studios, while working on “The Dark Crystal” in the year 1978. They got married on May 31, 1980. They have one son, named Toby, who portrayed the infant of the same name in “Labyrinth”, and who has since become a creature fabricator and puppeteer, and has worked on projects like “ParaNorman”, “Box Trolls”, and “Kubo and the Two Strings”. Together, Brian and Wendy have a grandson, named Sebastian.

Wendy, Toby, and Brian each worked on “The Dark Crystal” Age of Resistance”, with Toby working as design supervisor and Brian working as primary conceptual designer.

Froud took second place in the 1979 for the Locus Award for Best Art Book, and has been a runner up four different times through the year 2015. In the year 1995, he won the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork for illustrations he did in “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book”, a collaboration with writer Terry Jones, and also won the Chelsey Award for Best Interior Illustration. Froud was nominated for a Chelsey for Artistic Achievement.

For “The Wise Woman”, he won a certificate in the 1995 Spectrum Award for Best Book. In the year 2020, he was awarded a Concept Art Award Lifetime Achievement Award, for “Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal”.

“The Wild Wood” is the first novel in the “Brian Froud’s Faerielands” series and was released in the year 1994. The notorious Victorian fairy squasher has returned and this time, she isn’t alone!

Lady Angelica Cottington returns at last. Fifteen year old Angelica stumbles on the annotated photo album that was Euphemia’s, her long-dead sister. The revelations within tell of fairy enchantments, bawdy trysts, and wanton romance, and they cast her ancestry into stunning doubt. Angelica responds to the album in true character, and her fits of fairy pressings and squashings instigate a horrible, if oddly entertaining, consequences.

Along with its mysterious story of Cottington family deviance, this incredible artifact offers up near-indisputable evidence of fairies’ existence, coming in the form of letters and never-before-published Victorian pictures of real fairies. These are authenticated by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies, Brian Froud, and the Cottington Archive. Fairies au naturel, fairies defiant, and, obviously, fairies squashed. All are here. Without a doubt, Lady Cottington’s Fairy Album’s going to radically alter the study of fairies’ heretofore-secret world.

“Good Faeries/ Bad Faeries” is a book that was released in the year 1998. Brian rescues gnomes, pixies, and some other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bring them right into present day with imagination and vitality. He reveals the secrets that he has learned from these faeries. What their shoes and noses look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they are able to give, what their dreams and their souls look like.

Faeries, as it turns out, are not all light and sweetness. In addition to such good faeries like Faery Godmothers and Dream Weavers, Brian introduces us to this host of well behaved creatures: traditional bad faeries such as the Morgana le Fay, however also the Soul Shrinker and the Gloominous Doom. The faery kingdom, it appears, is subject to good and evil just like the human realm.

“The Faeries’ Oracle” is a book that was released in the year 2000. Bring the wisdom, joy, and insight of the Faeries into your life.

Using Brian Froud’s enchanted art as your guide, enter into the wonderful and wise world of the faeries, this book calls on pans, sylphs, gnomes, as well as, obviously, faeries, to lead the reader on a delightful voyage of discovery, adventure, and enlightenment that’s going to illuminate the future and heal the soul and heart. The gorgeously designed divination set contains all that the reader needs to explore this mysterious realm, which includes:

A complete deck of 66 radiant cards by Brian Froud featuring moon dancers, boggarts, goblins, and some other faery folk that readers first met in Good Faeries/ Bad Faeries.

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