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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

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.

Imagine the setting, a fairytail castle in France! Then allow your imagination to really soar as you see yourself taking part in Brian Froud’s first ever faerie art master class, and just when you thought it could not get even better! Wendy Froud appears and facilitates a master class where she will share many things including how to breathe life into a sculpture through an understanding of “anatomy with integrity.”

For a fairytale experience with the Froud’s Book now! Visit: www.chateaubelcastel.com

WHEN:  4-11 August | 11-18 August or 18-25th August 2012
WHERE: Chateau Belcastel, in the midi-Pyrenees region of France
WHAT: Master classes by renowned artists Brian and Wendy Froud with a holiday in a medieval castle that is an historical monument that is a tribute to art, music and architecture.

INCLUDED: Master classes, a private reception and a fine dinner in the castle with the artists, Wendy and Brian Froud. Stay for a week in a wonderful private or semi-private house in one of France’s “Most Beautiful Villages,” Walk across the bridge for warm croissants in the morning, and enjoy them on your own patio or prepare dinner in your own kitchen. More

Project materials, a VIP tour of the castle and transportation to & from the market and local airport or train station is also provided. (There are no additional costs except meals.)

Please note: Wendy’s classes have already sold out for the first week! Spaces on all classes are limited, so early booking is advised.

DETAILS OF WENDY FROUD MASTER CLASSES

Beginning with a guided visualization, Wendy will show students how to access the unique gifts that can only be discovered by flexing one’s own imagination. She will enable the class to understand how to breathe life into a sculpture through an understanding of “anatomy with integrity.” The master model-maker will share her knowledge and technical expertise about how to construct an armatured creature that is fully capable of expression through movement. The head, hands, upper torso and feet will be sculpted while participants gain knowledge of proportion and technique. Students will work with the artist to paint their sculptures and finally finish them with embellishments of hair, costumes and accouterments. Wendy has given similar, abbreviated creative workshops in the past, and her students have always been overwhelmingly pleased about the artistic growth and inspiration they gained.

DETAILS OF BRIAN FROUD MASTER CLASSES

The Liminal Line – Drawing the Unseen | Brian will share his insights into the inner world of Faerie and teach his unique process of using a sketchbook and pencils to express and develop style, emotion and characters. Students will discover new realms of their own inner creative spirits when Brian shows them how to build pathways to new places in their imaginations.

He will show participants how the expressive use of line and color is a response to an impulse that exists in everything around us, and how to use it effectively as a tool when developing characters and finished drawings.

Both master classes are serious but light-hearted workshops, with no previous or professional experience required.

For more info and details of how to make your dreams come true, visit: www.chateaubelcastel.com NOW!

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.

About WENDY FROUD:

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.

About BRIAN FROUD:

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

MYTHIC ART, MUSIC and CONVERSATION

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

on 15th – 16th April 2011

Featuring:

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

Visit the official website

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:

www.exetercastle.co.uk

www.fairytalefilms.co.uk

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the Dark Crystal: Power Of The Dark Crystal is still in the pipeline according to the Froud’s.

In an interview with Totalfilm.com Brian said, “I don’t know how many years they’ve been trying to do a Dark Crystal 2, but we are involved. I have done some designs and I’ve been talking to the director, we’ve been involved in the script.”

As soon as we hear any more news on The Power Of The Dark Crystal we promise to let you know.

Brian and Wendy Froud will be signing copies of their latest Oracle set, The Heart of Faerie Oracle.

Friday 26th March at 6PM
Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2 H 8J
www.forbiddenplanet.com

If you are unable to make it along to the book signing, then you can still have your Heart of Faerie Oracle signed by Wendy and Brian Froud by pre-ordering online here: ORDER YOUR SIGNED COPY BY THE FROUDS

Fairy Day is a holiday sprung from the imagination of fairy artist:
Jessica Galbreth

The following text is taken from the official Fairy Day website:

There is a veil between the worlds

Years ago, what would seem like many to those of us of mortal blood, but what is really just a twitch of time to the ageless stars and eternal moons, the world of mortal and the world of fairy were separated. Mortal man had become too populous, too jaded, too fast for the easier, more genteel pace of the fairy blooded, so they chose to leave this place and create their own They live now in another level of our world where a veil of magic has been created to divide us from them and keep their lives free of our hectic, desperate struggle to progress. A level close enough for them to keep watch over us, to keep our imaginations alive with periodic night rides through the countryside, witnessed by the lucky few staring out of misty windows on a night seemingly burdened with insomnia. The worlds are so alike, so close in kind they might even be seen as parallel worlds, if not for the beings that inhabit them. Their world is the stuff of legend for our world. The winged and horned and magic creatures unlike any we know here. The beings of rock, of water, of air and fire and spirit. ~ Jacqueline Collen-Tarrolly, artist, February, 2006


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