li The art of Gruesomestein's Monsters

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Wow! First new post in 6 months!!! Well, I promise it's a doozy! In their entirety, Finally, all 6 Gruesomestein episodes!!! I hope you like!!!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

"Dr.Heckel and Mr.Jerk"

Here are some screen grabs from our 2nd Episode called "Dr.Heckel and Mr.Jerk". It's about a brutish bank robber on the lam who hops a train for a quick getaway and shares a car with an unsuspecting little doctor who unleashes his own form of justice.

When we first cut the lieca I remember we laughed like idiots. I think cause everyone loves to see a jerk get his lumps.

The jerk squares off with our protagonist Dr.Heckel. We painted the doctor in soft pastels opposite to that was the bankrobbers dirty money colors. Our approach was the same for the train car which was lush and velvety......and our exterior landscapes harsh and inhospitable. Our inspiration came for Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula who had a similar theme.Ouch! Was that something in my sandwich or the rockhard fist of the doctor?Chuga!Chuga! Woooohooooooo!The MONSTER finally reveals himself!Here's comes the cops!The coppers react to the horrible aftermath of Dr.Heckel beat down on the robber. Priceless."Good job, little boy!" The cop congratulates the doctor on his capture.

"I'm a man." Corrects the doctor.

We would have loved to do a few different stories with these characters. Put them in different situations and settings. Because being a jerk is timeless!



Tuesday, January 10, 2006


We're gonna see what we can do about being able to post the actual Gruesomestein's shorts online...but in the meantime, if you wanna see them on T.V. please drop a nice line to the folks over at YTV and beg them nicely...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Hey Everyone!

Here's a little holiday gift to keep everyone chilled to the bone. These are a few BGs from our episode "Freddie and the Yeti". I did the layout and the masterful Ian Hastings painted them...ENJOY!

GMonsters! Fact: The park is named after one of the great horror film stars, Peter Cushing. He starred in his own Yeti film called "The Abominable Snowman" for Hammer Pictures.

Mark and I wish you a happy and safe holiday season. May it be cold and lonely like every good monster likes it!


Sunday, December 11, 2005

mixed bag...

Here are some more random designs and poses...we will put some more colour stuff up here soon! This blog is starting to look a little too black and white!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


A while back Riccardo and I did an interview for the good folks at "Cold Hard Flash". If you'd like to see some small clips from Gruesomestein's, go...


...and scroll down.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Sorry for the lack of posts...'been really busy. Here are some more poses. The clean up is courtesy of Mike Tymochko.