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HOLLYWOOD, California, May 18, 2017 – A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Feature film director Louis Leterrier (Now You See MeThe Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be a Netflix original series produced by The Jim Henson Company and executive produced by Letterier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Longtime Henson collaborator Rita Peruggi will serve as producer and Henson’s Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Leading the writing are co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Life in a Year), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LostThe 100).

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

“Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”

Source @Netflix 2017

Hello faery peeps!

We are very excited to be a tiny part of faery history! We are offering a years subscription to FAE Magazine as part of the Toby Froud film backer rewards for his new film ‘Lessons Learned‘…

All you need to do is head on over to TOBY FROUD’s Kickstarter page for ‘Lessons Learned‘ and become a $75 backer of the film! You will literally be helping  to create faery history and see the return of the Froud-Henson legacy! AND you’ll get a whole years worth of FAE magazines!!! There are other backer price options available to suit all budgets – it’s so exciting!


Puppet stars of the ‘Lessons Learned‘ film: Grandfather, Boy, and Digby

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FAE Magazine would like to share some very happy and joyous news, and give a very warm faery welcome to new faery baby, Sebastian Froud! and huge congratulations to Mother Sarah and father Toby Froud, and of course the very proud Grandparents Brian and Wendy Froud, and Sarah’s parents too.

As reported on Facebook today by close friend of the Froud’s, Terri Windling-Gayton:

“There’s a brand new Froud amongst us! Hooray! Welcome to our beautiful, maddening, inspiring and amazing world, Sebastian Froud. And congratulations to parents Sarah and Toby, to grandparents Wendy and Brian, and to his other grandparents and relatives too. He is certainly a baby surrounded by deep magic and love. (The picture here, by the way, was painted by Brian, before Toby was born.)” – Terri Windling-Gayton via Facebook.

BRIAN & WENDY FROUD will be special guests at the Spring Avalon Faery Ball and Fayre in Glastonbury on 10th and 11th March 2012 ♥ http://www.faeryevents.com/faery-events/spring-avalon-faery-fayre

Brian and Wendy Froud will be sharing their knowledge and skills in talks and workshops throughout the course of the weekend, and will also be special guests at the Avalon Faery Ball. for more details join the free newsletter on the Faery Events website.


Wendy Froud was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Art (concentrating on fabric design and ceramics) from The Center For Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit.

Wendy moved to New York where after receiving one of her puppets as Christmas gift from the Muppet’s art director, Jim Henson asked her to come and work on their newest project, “The Dark Crystal” where she met her husband to be, Brian Froud. Wendy worked not only on The Dark Crystal but on the Muppet Show, Muppet Movie, The Empire Strikes Back (as fabricator of Yoda) and Labyrinth as well.

Since moving permanently to Dartmoor, England, Wendy has concentrated on making models and mythic figures. She has illustrating three books – “A Midsummer Night’s Faerytale”, “The Winter Child”, and “The Faeries of Spring Cottage” – with author Terri Windling.

Wendy has recently published (published by Imaginosis) a book of her own writings illustrated with her dolls and figures -The Art of Wendy Froud. She also writes for magazines and has had her fiction writing included in two anthologies – “Sirens and Other Demon Lovers” and “Trolls Eye View”.

Wendy teaches sculpting, doll and model making and mask making workshops incorporating mythic and faery imagery and meditation. Her latest project is The Heart of Faerie Oracle – a deck of oracle cards with book, illustrated by Brian Froud and written by Wendy Froud. This was published in March of this year (2010).

Wendy has exhibited in Museums and galleries in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan and her work is in private collections throughout the world. She is an Academician of the British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.


Brian Froud was born in Winchester, England in 1947. He grew up in Kent and graduated with a first class honors degree from Maidstone College of Art.

He began his career by illustrating book covers and quickly went on to illustrating many books including “The Land Of Froud’, The award winning “Faeries” with Alan Lee and more recently “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faery Book” and “Good Faeries, Bad Faeries”.

Brian also designed the award winning and cult films “The Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth” for Jim Henson.

Brian’s most recent books are “The Faery Oracle” with Jessica Macbeth and “Lady Cottington’s Faery Album”, the republished classic “The World of The Dark Crystal” “The Runes Of Elfland” , “Goblins! “ , “Brian Froud’s Secret sketchbook” , “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faery Letters” , “Brian Froud’s World of Faerie” – “ The Heart of Faerie Oracle” with Wendy Froud.
Brian’s most recent book is “How To See Faeries” created with author John Matthews.

Brian has exhibited in Museums and galleries throughout the U.S, U.K. , Europe and Japan and his work is represented in private collections throughout the world. He is an Academician of The British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.

Brian has worked with many distinguished authors including:
Terry Jones, Ari Berk, John Matthews, Terri Windling, Charles Delint and Jessica Macbeth.

Imagining the Fantastic


at Central Michigan University’s Park Library, Powers Hall and Warriner Hall

on 15th – 16th April 2011


Brian Froud, Charles Vess, Tony DiTerlizzi, Wendy Froud, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, Carolyn Dunn, Edward Gamarra, Ari Berk

Two days of presentations Friday/Saturday 15th/16th of April: panel discussions, a harp concert and Luncheon at CMU. Meetings with students in English and Art, and American Premiere/Screening of the filmSir Lanval.

The events take place at several locations on the campus of Central Michigan University. All events are free and open to the public.  Reservations are requested only for the luncheon on Saturday, April 16. To RSVP, contact 989-774-3341 or CHSBS@cmich.edu

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FAE’s silver Faery (Rachel Raiden) meets Brian Froud and Green Man (Billy Scudder) at the Faerie Convention in Maryland USA.

For more info on FaerieCon visit www.faeriecon.com

This bold, imaginative exhibition features works by twenty-six artists from two countries interpreting a single, poignant theme. Contributors to the exhibition range from internationally known painters, sculptors, and graphic artists such as Brian Froud, Wendy Froud and Alan Lee to young rising stars in the mythic arts field.

Organised by the Chagford Filmmaking Group in Devon, and the Centre for the Arthurian Imagination in Brittany, this is part of the Shared Legends Project, a unique cultural exchange between two countries that share a rich mythic heritage. Props from the film Sir Lanval will also be on display.

The Shared Legends Project is funded by the European Union and South West Screen. The project consists of a film and an exhibition uniting artists, creatives and communities from France and England.

For further information call 01395 567305

or visit:



The Goblin King’s Court of DisOrder

1st Annual Masquerade Ball – Saturday 18th Sept 2010, London.

with special guests including BRIAN FROUD

Sponsored by FAE Magazine

Lords and Ladies of Misrule, you are hereby invited by The Goblin King to his annual night of mischief and revelry. This evening see’s the World Turn’d Upside Down; Where Fools become Princes for one night. Where Goblins, Nymphs, Ogres, Bad Faeries and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of human vision, are free to make merry, tempt, seduce, carry out acts of foolishness and wantonness. Dearest revellers cast aside your thoughts of the next day and abandon yourselves to the excesses of The Goblin King’s Court of Disorder!

Visit www.guerrillazoo.com/goblin-kings-court-of-disorder/ for more exciting details!

Venue: The Cavernous Troll Chambers under London Bridge, 29 Weston Street SE1 3RR

Tickets: £20 Adv / £25 Door

£60 VIP (Ticket x2, bottle of ancient champagne & special goblin gifts!)
Click here for tickets

Brian Frouds World Of Faerie 2011 Wall Calendar

With so many stunning and magical faerie calendars on the market, it is hard to choose which one to adorn your wall. We here at FAE Magazine always recomend a faerie calendar by British artist Brian Froud.

British artist, author and film designer Brian Froud is regarded as a leading authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best selling books have defined the image of faerie for the twenty first century. Brian Froud’s World of Faerie 2011 calendar is a magnificent and magical collection of illustrations from his newly released book of the same name that spans his thirty year career as the most popular faerie artist of our time.

Buy the 2011 Brian Froud World of Faerie calendar here

The latest CD from mythic faerie band, Woodland was launched on the summer Solstice at the 3 Wishes Faery Fest in Cornwall.

The band performed songs from the new album, Seasons in Elfland: Shadows in two magical performances at the faery festival on Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor.

Seasons in Elfland: Shadows explores the dark side of the seasonal wheel and includes guest appearances by the German pagan folk band, Faun, ethereal-gothic singer Priscilla Hernandez, Australian songstress Louisa John-Krol, Sigrid Hausen of the German band Qntal, Spanish pianist Hector Corcin, UK artist Wendy Froud and ghost cellist Adam Hurst and more. The album features original cover artwork by UK faerie artist and Woodland collaborator Brian Froud, and the disc includes original artwork by Welsh knotwork artist Jen Delyth.

for more details visit: www.woodlandmusic.net

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