"Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old
folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as
vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday
existence, causing glorious havoc...."
In the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Faeries,
artist Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from
the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing
them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this
richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned
from the faeries -- what their noses and shoes look like, what
mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls
and their dreams are like.
As it turns out, faeries aren't all sweetness and light. In
addition to such good faeries as Dream Weavers and Faery
Godmothers, Brian introduces us to a host of less well behaved
creatures -- traditional bad faeries like Morgana le Fay, but also
the Soul Shrinker and the Gloominous Doom. The faery kingdom, we
find, is as subject to good and evil as the human realm.
Brilliantly documenting both the dark and the light, Good
Faeries/Bad Faeries presents a world of enchantment and magic that
deeply compels the imagination.