Mad Creator

posted by on 11.12.2008, under Art

Gris Grimly is somewhere in my list of Top Five Favorite Artists…

I don’t know what it is about this piece. The sketchy ink background on bits of scrap paper is great. His mixed media work makes me smile. I also just learned that he collaborated with one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, on a children’s book called “The Dangerous Alphabet.” Kids scare me, but this book, along with his “Santa Claws – A Scary Christmas to All” and “Wicked Nursery Rhymes 1 & 2,” will be on the book shelves of the imaginary little ones I haven’t had yet.

Here’s his website, look at all the pretty pictures!
Grimly recently made his directorial debut with a film called Cannibal Flesh Riot. I know he’s an illustrator/author, but I was hoping this film would be hand drawn animation. It’s the next best thing, live action with stop motion effects, “not trying to look like smooth animation.” Translation, it’s shit on purpose and I think it’s hilarious. It’s described as a 50’s B film/German Expressionism. I’ve been trying to find it online, but the best I could get was this trailer. Enjoy!