Author(s): Brian Froud; Wendy Froud
Not since Brian Froud's conceptual design work with Jim Henson on the classic films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth has he created a faerie world with such imagination, dimension, depth, and detail. Trolls features new and classic work by both Brian and his wife, Wendy, woven together along with artifacts and symbols of the natural world to create a fascinating revelation about the world of trolls. The book explores trolls and troll culture, revealing their philosophies, their home life, and their world attitudes through their tales, mythology, and archaeology. Trolls affirms that trolls are real, that they have lived and are living now. The texture of the world and the deeply immersive, cinematic images will appeal to the legions of fantasy--and Froud--fans.
Internationally acclaimed and best selling faerie artists Brian and Wendy Froud introduce us to a whole new world: the world of trolls; Frouds' unique styles have created some of the best known fantasy images of the late 20th and 21st century; Brian Froud has had great success with his FAERIES and GOOD FAERIES/BAD FAERIES books as well as THE DARK CRYSTAL and LABYRINTH books and films; Brian and Wendy Froud's works are popular with teen girls as well as adults of both sexes; Trolls figure into human stories and mythology from the one lurking beneath the bridge that the three goats try to cross to those featured in the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien; 2012 is the anniversary of two films that Brian and Wendy Froud collaborated on: 30th anniversary of The Dark Crystal and the 25th for Labyrinth; All the artwork has been created just for this book, although some of the characters are recognisable from earlier books.
Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged mythic artwork of our time. His work has been the inspiration for such films as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth (both with J Henson's Creature Shop). He has won numerous awards, including an Award for Best Original Artwork. Wendy Froud is a doll artist, sculptor and puppet maker, best known for her work creating creatures for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth as well as work on Star Wars films including being the fabricator of Yoda.