Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Brian Froud

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book
Illustrations by Brian Froud, Text by Terry Jones
1995 Hugo Winner for Best Original Artwork

Usually the author is listed first but since the Hugo was for the artwork I decided to flip things. And that is Terry "Monty Python" Jones as the author of the text.

The book purports to be a reproduction the diary of a young girl who rather than pressing flowers like other Victorian era young ladies pressed fairies. She sneaks up on them as the frolic and slam the book on them to keep them. It's just as strange as one might expect from that description.

But what about the art from it?