Be careful what you say to your children. Watching Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonaughts with his father, four year old Chuck Grieb asked how the skeletons “came alive”. His father’s answer, “They got skinny actors” led the boy to a quest for the truth and a lifelong love for the fantastic.
Chuck has lost himself exploring the world of The Garden Clan, a world populated with tiny faeries riding hummingbirds and sinister goblins building steam powered machines. The Goblin Twins is the first Garden Clan illustrated novel, following the adventures of Bela and Vuto. Each month at thegardenclan.com a new, illustrated chapter is published. Currently a full time teacher, Chuck began his career in animation where he filled a variety of rolls, from storyboard artist, to animator, to character design, while working for studios including Disney and Nickelodeon.
Chuck's illustrative work has been recognized by a number of esteemed institutions including Spectrum Fantastic Art, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Infected By Art, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Imagine FX, and Exposé.