Friday, July 2, 2010

Gris Grimly's July Nooseletter

Greetings Society of Graverobbers,

If you have been following me since the beginning of the year, you will recall that in January I announced that I would not be doing conventions in 2010. This was so that I could focus on other projects, mainly my first feature film Pinocchio. My theory was that by removing tasks from my plate, my focused attention on getting Pinocchio made would help it become a reality.

Well, it is working. About a month ago, Pinocchio received a development deal from the French studio, Pathe'. This budget goes to a small team for the next 10 to 12 weeks to develop a pitch for the film. Last week, we moved into a bungalow on the Jim Henson lot. I am working with a Co-Director (who's name I cannot announce at this point) leading a group of artists and designers into my imagined world of Pinocchio. We will also complete the screenplay and have two characters sculpted by the Manchester based team Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr. Fox). We also have an amazing score composer on board and a voice talent that I am really excited about. But I can't announce these details yet. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Devil's Backbone) and The Jim Henson company, this film is going to kick crypts.

As exciting as this is, it is still not 100%. After the development is completed in the fall, we have to pitch the film to studios to fund the production of the movie. If we blow their minds and the film gets greenlit, then we can celebrate! Hope for the best fiends.


Needless to say, now that I am working full time as the director during this development stage I will not be at SAN DIEGO COMIC CON. But the Van Eaton Galleries will set up a section in their booth (509) dedicated to my merchandise. So even though I will not be there, you can still get your claws on the remaining Gris Grimly merchandise.

San Diego Comic Con
July 21-25 2010

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101


To make up for not being at SDCC, this month i am running a sale on my webstore. Most merchandise is 30% to 50% off. Some shirts are only $5. I'm trying to clean out my inventory so that I can put aside the retailing of Gris Grimly merchandise. This is the remaining Gris Grimly merchandise (unless I get a licensing deal or start merchandising again) and shirts are selling out. Now is your only opportunity to get these items. Once they sell out, they are gone for good. So head over to to complete your collection during this sale.


The one place I will be selling my goods is the SoCal rockabilly/car festival THE HOOTENANNY. If you are attending, look for the MCP booth to get merchandise for a super low price. We will be selling t-shirts for $5 and $10. If you wear a Gris Grimly shirt to the festival, we will give you free stuff. All other merchandise will be on sale as well. Help me clean out my inventory by taking advantage of my gift to the loyal fiends. heh heh.

The Hootenanny
Saturday, July 3rd 2010

Oak Canyon Ranch
4700 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado Canyon, CA

That is all for now. I need to get back to work solving story issues and working on designs for Pinocchio. I hope to see some of you at the Hootenanny as I will miss seeing you at Comic Con. Have a grim summer.

Be Grim!
Gris Grimly

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year SOGs!

Happy New Year Society of Graverobbers!

Not only is there a change in year and decade, but there is a huge change in the MCP. First off, I will be putting my focus towards working and producing art and less in running a business. This is the year to make my animated feature Pinocchio happen. During the last year, there have been many exciting additions to the team and positive advancements towards this actually being a reality. But I have to make it my focus and give it all my energy.

What does this mean? I am fazing out a few elements of Mad Creator Productions. First, I will be taking a break from working conventions. This also means that I am going to put a hold on production and merchandising. I will miss seeing all of your grim faces, but it is just something I have to do right now.

I am fazing out the MCP online store as well. So take advantage of the many sales and deals that I will be offering you throughout the next few months in an effort to deplete stock. Who better deserves this offer than the loyal Society of Graverobbers. Currently, most of our t-shirts are anywhere from $5 to $10 throughout the month of January. Crazy...I know. Get your shirts now, because sizes are running out and I will not be reprinting or offering anything new any time soon. Go to

Change can be scary, and sometimes a little sad saying goodbye to old habits. But this is something that I, Gris Grimly, need to do.

Here's to a blessed, prosperous and successful 2010 to us all!

Be Grim!
Gris Grimly