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. The Goblin Twins, a 162 page novel which includes over 100 illustrations, is the first Garden Clan story to be published and is available now!
Currently professor and the program director for the B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects at Azusa Pacific University, 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 can be found in Magic the Gathering’s Bloomburrow set and 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.