Christian Brown

I Speak in Frogs and Fish


Softcover, 62 pages, illustrated throughout
9 in. x 6 in.
edition: 500

I Speak in Frogs and Fish was written and illustrated by Christian Brown in Brooklyn, NY in 2000. All of the original illustrations were drawn with ink and a brush, with the very occasional use of a pen. The writing was drawn from an appreciation of Aesop’s fables and the poetry of both William Blake and Edward Lear. A first edition was digitally printed and hand-bound, one by one, largely to share with friends, family and the curious. This second edition, true to the original but for a few minor changes, has been printed in order to extend its virtues to a new and broader audience. Signed.

I Speak in Frogs and Fish

Christian Brown was born in 1971 and received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1994.

His creative endeavors have included the exhibition of his work (paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media installations), the formation of a drawing salon, acting as a contributor to ORFI (organization for returning fashion interest), illustrating for newspapers, magazines, and album covers, as well as having written and illustrated two books.

He currently works and makes his home in Brooklyn, NY.