Who’s the Faeriest of Them All? An Interview with Brian Froud

Here I combine a few excerpts from my interview with Brian Froud into a slightly longer but still rather short—and I hope wholly enjoyable—excerpt. Froud is exceptionally entertaining. Professionally, he worked with Jim Henson as conceptual designer for the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He has been a leading illustrator of fairies and many…

Brian Froud on Working with Fairies

Ray: When did you draw your first fairy, and how did that become a career? Brian: In college, I became interested in folk tales and fairy tales, and gradually I became more and more interested in the underlying meaning of it all and the possibility of the reality of real fairies. I discovered a book…