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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A couple of major studios had hired him to do concept work, and during 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. He was heavily inspired by classic horror filmscomics, fine artand writers such as Edgar Allan PoeEdward Goreyand H. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. He recounted that he “grew up feeling kind of like a monster” and that attracted him to the Frankenstein story.

Pinocchio illustration by Gris Grimly

In the summer ofGris Grimly produced and directed a music video for the Texas-based Hellbilly rock bandGhoultown. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.


On NPR, in OctoberGrimly discussed his personal connection with characters in the story, particularly Frankenstein’s monster. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: 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.

This book, Monster Museumand the ones that followed, defined a different style grimleey children’s books illustration which is entertaining enough for children to desire to read, yet adult enough for parents to enjoy as well. Grimly moved to Los Angeles to broaden his experiences and opportunities.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. The neutrality of this article is disputed. Grimly much respect within the industry and has led to his illustrations being seen in over a dozen books in only eight years. Inhis inventiveness made its way into movies as he wrote, directed, and produced his first short film, Cannibal Flesh Riot!

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My work looks nothing like it, but that is why Gdimley went in that direction. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.


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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. The success of these books garnered Mr. In the interview he revealed that, at the age of five, he was seriously burned on his back and 80 percent of his skin.

Living people American male writers American children’s book illustrators births. Gris Grimly, Author Of ‘Frankenstein ‘ “.

From Wikipedia, pinocchioo free encyclopedia. Also, Sandorff created a band, Hola Ghost, in order to score the film and write its title track. These books are now extremely rare and valuable. 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.

Born in Pinocchii Point, Nebraska, Grimly was drawn to the exciting and scary world of monsters and goblins.