Brian, Wendy & Toby Froud to speak with Heidi Leigh at Society of Illustrators on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 from 6:30-9:30PM.
The Society of Illustrators, in conjunction with the Animazing Gallery exhibit World of Froud: Visions for Film & Faerie, is hosting an evening of Q & A with the Froud family, the pre-eminent Faerie artists of our time.
Brian Froud is the premier fairy painter and illustrator, with over 30 books in publication and over 8 million books sold to date including Good Faeries/Bad Faeries (Hugo and Chesley Award), Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book (Hugo Award), Faeries’ Oracle and Lady Cottington’s Fairy Album. He is widely known for his conceptual design work on feature films including Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1987) and The Dark Crystal (1982), where he met his wife, Wendy Froud. Wendy has also worked as a sculptor and puppet maker for The Muppet Show, Muppet Movie and The Empire Strikes Back (as fabricator of Yoda). Their son Toby Froud started his career as baby “Toby” in Labyrinth. To date, Toby works as a stilt-walker and dancing bear with a troupe that performs throughout England in a costume designed by his mother. He is currently working on a film project featuring his own puppets.
The discussion will be moderated by Heidi Leigh, owner of Animazing Gallery, and will be followed by a book signing and cocktail reception. Please note, only books purchased at the Society of Illustrators will be signed.
$20 Non-members, $15 members, $10 students