Art by Gris Grimly. And there’s more where that came from! Check out more of Gris Grimly’s illustrations in Pinocchio—available from Starscape!. The publisher has timed this unabridged edition of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, illus . by Gris Grimly, to hit bookstores just before Roberto Benigni’s (Life Is. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Is Finally Becoming a Real Movie at Artist Gris Grimly (a pen name for Steve Soenksen), whose ghoulish.

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Gris Grimly

Gris Grimly, Author Of ‘Frankenstein ‘ “. My work looks nothing like it, but that is why I went in that direction. Grimly much respect within the industry and has led to his illustrations being seen in over a dozen books in only eight years. From Wikipedia, grumley free encyclopedia. In the interview he revealed that, at the age of five, he was seriously burned on his back and 80 percent of his skin.

He was heavily inspired by classic horror filmscomics, fine artand writers such as Edgar Allan PoeEdward Goreyand H. He recounted that he “grew up feeling kind of like a monster” and that attracted him to the Frankenstein story.

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Inhis inventiveness made its way into movies as he wrote, directed, and produced his first short film, Cannibal Flesh Riot! This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat pinocchii Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. A couple of major studios had hired him to do concept work, and grimlwy his spare time he created a series of original miniature books which had the look and appeal of children’s books, but the dark and twisted style only he could create.


This book, Monster Museumand the ones that followed, defined a different style of children’s books illustration which is entertaining enough for children to desire to read, yet adult enough for parents to enjoy as well. In Mayit was announced that Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson would co-direct a stop-motion animated adaptation of Grimly’s Pinocchiowith Grimly serving as an executive producer.

Gris Grimly – Wikipedia

Gris Grimly is the pen name of Steve Soenksen[1] an artist and storyteller from the Los Angeles area who is best known for his darkly whimsical children’s books. In the summer ofGris Grimly produced and directed a music video for the Texas-based Hellbilly rock bandGhoultown.

Born in West Point, Nebraska, Grimly was drawn to the exciting and scary world of monsters and goblins. Grimly moved to Los Angeles to broaden his experiences and opportunities.

Pinocchio illustration by Gris Grimly

These books are now extremely rare and valuable. This talent to direct with such a clear and original vision has blossomed into the likelihood of future short films for Gris Grimly’s Mad Creator Productions, as well as ventures in making music videos.


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This video, although produced on a shoestring budget, was filmed partially at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood, and it starred Cassandra Peterson as her cult persona, Elvira. Retrieved from ” https: Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. On NPR, in OctoberGrimly discussed his oinocchio connection with characters in the story, particularly Frankenstein’s monster.

Also, Sandorff created a band, Hola Ghost, in order to score the film and write its title track.

The ;inocchio of these books garnered Mr. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. Originally intended to be a comic which would have a score to accompany it, the story turned into a minute short film consisting mostly of live action with segments of stop motion animation.