As the street date approaches for my new book, Gris Grimly’s Tales From The Brothers Grimm, I meet it with preparation and anticipation for a launch at Creature Features July 30th. I had a great experience collaborating with them on The Halloween Tree last year, but due to my involvement working a nine-to-five at Disney TV Animation, we were unable to make the experience more than a book signing and art exhibit. This time, we are planning a righteous release. Rather than hosting the event in the afternoon, we are opening doors to the public in the evening, providing refreshments and ambiance. This is an all ages show. There will be a gallery exhibition of 30 framed original watercolors from the book that will be framed, hung and offered for sale. The book contains over eighty illustrations, with most of them reproduced in black and white. But all of the paintings were achieved in beautiful sepias, auburns and indigo. This is your chance to see them IN PERSON and in full color.
This is a book launch party, and it wouldn’t be sensical without a proper signing. We will have plenty of hardcover 1st editions in stock. I will be meandering about, enjoying the festivities, enchanted spirits, and ready with pen to sign your book. All books purchased from Creature Features that night will receive a special sketch of the frog king on the title page accompanying my signature. Gris Grimly’s Tales From The Brothers Grimm is a 278-page book with over 70 black and white illustrations and 10 full color tip-ins. It is a reprinting of the 1884 translation by Margaret Raine Hunt, then called Grimm’s Household Tales. I found this translation to be the most authentic version, full of gruesome conclusions, didactic themes, and primitive values. This is what I think of when I think of folk tales.
We will be releasing limited edition reproductions from a few of the classic images in the book. These prints will premiere at the book launch with an event exclusive price. After the event, any prints that are available, will be released to the public on my webstore. We will also be premiering a new enamel lapel pin for the event in extremely limited quantities. Other trickeries fester up my sleeve and will be announced at the definitive moment. Stay connected with me on instagram, facebook, or twitter for current updates on these event items, the event itself, or non sequitur posts that have no bearing of importance whatsoever.