Saturday, August 17, 2013


My name is Toby Froud and I was Baby Toby from the Labyrinth.  While wearing Stripey Pajamas in one ingenious movie by Jim Henson doesn't define me or who I am now as an artist but it very much represents where I started and how I was raised.  I’m embracing it! 

My intentions for this blog are to share my current works, past pieces, and future projects with the online world. 

My parents Brian and Wendy Froud surrounded me by goblins and puppets from a baby through my teen years and now I surround myself as an adult and my son as a parent.    To give you a brief history of my work…
                I started as bear tumbling along the ground, turned into a devil riding upon a dragon, strode through the forest on the hooves of a Satyr, bounced my shirts a flying as a whimpled woman, danced til dawn with wings flapping above me, sculpted the beginning of the end in my studies, philosophized ridiculously on a fence, met a wondering man who found a curious box, brought up the rear as a tap dancing steer, danced light in front of a sea of faeries, made legs dance in time in front of an audience of many, captured moods of things not yet seen, and witnessed the zombie non-apocalypse at 10 inches tall.  (That's all I can remember for now.)

I’m currently working on a short film using live action puppets called Lessons Learned.  Lessons Learned is a story about a young boy who receives an interesting gift from his grandfather, a gift that will stay with him for his lifetime.   

In my next post I'll share with you the first completed puppet for Lessons Learning, Digby!


  1. All the best of lucks from me and Héctor. Wishing all the best for the project though I'm sure it will turn out deliciously :) just bookmarked your blog, I'll be tuned to the news. Hugs to you and all yours.

  2. This is terrific. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts, Toby. I SHALL RETURN!

  3. Ok, I am ready for more posts now. :-)
    Looking forward to the art!

  4. I am CFO of the International Puppetry Museum. If there is any way we can help you get the word out about your very delightful project, please let us know.

  5. Welcome to the Blogosphere, Toby! Looking forward to seeing the progress on your film project, and having this window into your creative process- thank you for opening it for us!

  6. Good luck on your short film, I look forward to reading your blog! Thank you for helping to keep the magic of folklore alive! :)

  7. This is great, I'm looking forward to following your new blog to see all your latest work. I've enjoyed your parents' work for a while now, and I'm psyched for Lessons Learned!

  8. How do I go about purchasing a copy of your film 'Lessons Learned' when it is completed and available? I was not one of the fortunate ones to have donated to the worthy cause of helping to make your film a reality. My brother, Troy Howell is the author of 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' whom he is looking for a producer to turn it into a movie...who knows? Maybe puppetry would be a good choice! I wasn't actually going to mention that but it did pop into my head. I highly esteem your dad and mom...amazing people and so are you, totally! The puppets you have created are incredible...your talent is already shining brightly! Good luck on this amazing adventure, can't wait to see it in film.
    Teresa in California
    My brother's blog can be accessed from the side bar of my blog, in case you have time to view what 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' is all about. My brother is also the illustrator of the
    American of the 'Redwall' series by Brain Jacques my brother has been 'around' in the professional art world for about 40 years.