GRISLY TALES Graphic Novel
A wide variety of GRISLY concept art was created throughout the development of the science-fiction/horror story. While the GRISLY short film depicts one small chapter of the overall universe, GRISLY TALES will expand upon the story in both a future graphic novel and a future web series. The GRISLY story was shaped over time from various influences. Early inspirations came from the story of The Creature From The Black Lagoon as well as other sci-fi/horror b-movies from the 1950's. Artist Christopher Bonnette's drawing of the English folklore hag Peg Powlers (and two of her sisters) helped change the gender and headcount to a tribe of wild female swamp creatures living in the bayous of Louisiana. From there the story continued evolving. Cable and TV shows True Blood and X-Files, and the team of "archaeologists of the impossible" from Warren Ellis' epic Wildstorm comic series Planetary added kindling to the fire. GRISLY is a story about G-Unit, a top-secret team of paranormal investigators. Modern day monster hunters, fighting both creatures of the dark and a covert government agency wanting to use the monsters for their own evil ends.
Many artists provided concept art and storyboards for GRISLY: Christopher Bonnette (Macula Art), David Daza (DavidDaza.net), Tim Peterson, Giuseppe D'Elia, Lyndal Ferguson, Mike Dubisch (Dubisch.com), Michael Wilson (MikeWilsonArt.com), Shawn Alleyne (Pyroglyphics), Tyler Morney, Ermis Atzemoglou (ErmisArt), Nate Van Dyke (n8vandyke.com), William Keops Ibanez (KeopsIbanez.com), and Cristina Vargas (Crisistunidad). Each artist brought a unique perspective and style to the artwork, from Christopher Bonnette's whimsical anime-manga style to Mike Dubish's gothic horror and pulp fiction influenced style. Moving forward, additional artists will be providing drawings as the GRISLY TALES graphic novel and web series continue the story. The ultimate goal is to create a series of graphic novels as well as The Art Of Grisly companion book to the DVD (after the short's completed film festival run), both of which were incentive gifts for our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. You can see some samples of GRISLY concept art from our various artists in the slideshow to the right.
GRISLY Tales Characters
The GRISLY universe pits various good guys, bad guys and supernatural characters against one another. To learn more about each group of characters please click on each of the images below