Be careful what you say to your children. Watching Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts 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 Garden Clan, a world populated with tiny faeries riding hummingbirds and sinister goblins building steam powered machines, in both his illustrations and in the form of Graphic Novels.
Currently a Professor teaching animation filmmaking at CSU Fullerton, Chuck has worked as a story artist and animator for studios including Disney and Nickelodeon and created animated short films which have screened in festivals all over the world.
His illustrative work has shown in venues including IX and the GenCon Art show and been recognized by esteemed institutions including: Spectrum Fantastic Art, The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Infected By Art, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Imagine FX, and Exposé.