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Brian Froud
Biographical information

1947, Winchester





Notable Projects

The Dark Crystal
The Storyteller
Peter Pan (2003)

Brian Froud (born 1947, Winchester) is an English fantasy illustrator, Froud was the conceptual designer for Labyrinth, producing a large number of paintings and sketches that informed the look and feel of the finished film. He is the father of Toby Froud, who appeared in different movies.


Froud's work with Jim Henson resulted in several books that tie-in to the films resulting from their colloboration. These books are The World of the Dark Crystal (1982) and The Goblins of Labyrinth (1986). In The Goblins of Labyrinth, Froud's sketches and paintings were accompanied by annotations from Terry Jones.

Froud has published a range of books dedicated to his fantasy art since The Land of Froud, including Faeries (a collaboration with Alan Lee) in 1979, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (which, as with The Goblins of Labyrinth, featured written material from Terry Jones) in 1994 and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries (1998).

Froud also provided concept designs for the films Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1988) and Peter Pan (2003).

Personal Life

Froud married Wendy Midener - who he had met when she was working as a sculptor on The Dark Crystal - in the early 1980s. Their son, Toby Froud was born in 1984, and played the infant Toby in Labyrinth.

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