This week’s artist spotlight is another big inspiration to me. The delightfully twisted Gris Grimly! Illustrator, author, painter, storyteller, and filmmaker Gris has run the gamut. From old nostalgic Halloween to Dark Victorian themes he has a style all his own. Early on, he was inspired by classic horror artists like Gorey, Poe, and Lovecraft. The styles of yesteryear also are evident in his work as are his love for classic horror films.
He is a very prolific artist and has illustrated scores of books from children’s stories ( like his own Wicked Nursery Rhymes series) to gorgeously illustrated classics (Like Ray Bradbury’s Halloween tree) .
But pen and watercolor are not his only medium he has also worked in film. He wrote, directed, and produced short films such as”Cannibal Flesh Riot!” and “Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind“. He Has produced and directed music videos such as “Mistress of the Dark” by Ghoultown. He even put together a dark and demented Halloween greeting called “The Dangers of Halloween”.
Check his social media and spread the madness!