Synopses & Reviews
The Secret Sketchbooks of Brian Froud includes some of his earliest drawings exploring the faerie realm through art created in recent years. These pages offer an exceptionally intimate look into Brian's process of creating his magical images. Those who know his work well will discover the origins of numerous familiar images as Brian first conceived them. Many are given additional life with a wash of color, the attachment of a found object like a leaf or bit of twig, collaged together with other drawings. This full-color book features a personal introduction by Brian in which he shares his thoughts about his art, and page after page of Froud Faeries, pixies, goblins, trolls and other denizens of Faerie. This book dramatically demonstrates why Brian's drawings are always a favorite with his millions of fans worldwide.
The Art of Amy Brown is the first collection of Amy Brown's wildly popular art. It was published by Chimera Publishing in 2003. The book is 157 pages of art, with a commentary by Amy Brown for every piece of artwork. The Art of Amy Brown has an introduction by the well-known author Charles de Lint. There are three editions of this book—a paperback, a hardcover, and a special leather-bound edition limited to 750 copies, which will be signed by Amy Brown and Charles de Lint.
About the Author
For over thirty years, artist, author and film designer Brian Froud has been regarded as a preeminent authority on faeries and faery lore. His international best-selling books include, Faeries, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters, The World of The Dark Crystal, Goblins!, The Runes of Elfland, and The Faeries' Oracle. He was the conceptual designer for the classic Jim Henson films, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and contributed designs to the Jim Henson television series The Storyteller. His work is the inspiration for The Faerieworlds Festival, a celebration of art, music, and imagination held annually at sites across the country and attended by thousands of fans from the United States and around the world.