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July Reading – Brian & Wendy Froud

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Our July reading will be on a Monday to accommodate the schedule of two very special guests. We expect this one to be very popular, so we are asking people to sign up in advance.

Monday, July 19th
Doors open at 6:00PM, Event starts at 7:00PM

Renowned faerie artists Brian and Wendy Froud are known to many for their work on the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. The Frouds are appearing at SF in SF to discuss their beautiful new box set, The Heart Of Faerie Oracle, published by Abrams. The Heart Of Faerie Oracle opens the door into the Enchanted Realm as never before. It includes 68 oracle cards illustrated by Brian Froud and an accompanying guidebook written by Wendy Froud.

As conceptual designer for Dark Crystal, Brian Froud provided Henson with hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures to define the characters, and worked very closely with the construction of the maquettes. Wendy Froud, a key member of the original conceptual team, was in charge of creating the Gelflings and also operated the radio-control mechanism that gave Jen his subtle facial expressions. For Labyrinth, Brian produced the drawings that gave inspiration to screenwriter, Terry Jones.

Wendy Froud was also part of the team that created Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back, doing a major part of the developing, sculpting and puppet building.

Brian Froud is also well known for his literary works with collaborators the like of Alan Lee, Terry Jones, and Alexander Theroux, resulting in the delightful books Goblins, Master Snickup’s Cloak, Faeries, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faerie Book, Where Have All the Giants Gone?, and many more. Together with Wendy Froud and Terri Windling, he also gave us the delightful series comprised of A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale, The Winter Child, and Faeries of Spring Cottage.

PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. All those who RSVP will be assured of a seat. If you do not, then it’s first come, first seated. This event is free and open to the public; seating is limited.

Please send an email with names to reserve to sfinsfevents [at] gmail [dot] com. Please RSVP for no more than two people.

Booksigning by the Frouds will take place in the lounge after the program. Books (no DVDs) for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books

If you cannot attend, but would like books signed by the Frouds, please email Jude Feldman at jfeldman [at] borderlands-books [dot] com for details.

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