Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gris Grimly's PINOCCHIO.

Hey Frightners!

For those who don't know, one of my favorite artists is Gris Grimly. I have been following his work for a few years now and simply love his re-envisioned story books. One of my favorites is 2004's  Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness Illustrated by Gris Grimly.

Now in 2011 Gris Grimly is releasing Atrum Secretum a new book which for better or worse is one of the single most haunting books I have ever gotten a chance to sit down with. It is thirteen years of the author/artist's most secretive thoughts laid out in both text and illustrated format.

I highly suggest ordering this book and adding it to your collect. Gris is definitely one of the finer dark artists out there. If you love people like Tim Burton or Guillermo del Toro then Gris would definitely be up your alley.

Speaking of Guillermo del Toro. He is working with Gris Grimly and the Jim Henson Company along with Mark Gustafson, the animation Director on "The Fantastic Mr. Fox to create Grimly's version of Pinocchio in full stop motion fasion!

In Grimly's re-envisioned Pinocchio, Pinocchio will embark on a series of adventures and prove himself to be as indestructible as his love for his father. For more on the collaboration check HERE!

I will be doing an update post on Gris Grimlys Atrum Secretum once I have read through it but I do urge you to pick up a copy as well as I am sure you will find it a ghoulish delight!

I leave you tonight with a few concept pictures of Grimlys Pinnocchio. Enjoy and stay Frightful!!


The Frog Queen said...

Cool post!! Really looking forward to the movie. Hope it is as good as it sounds.


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