Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I apologize for the lack of posts currently going on at Gris Grimly's Frankenstein blog. This has to do with the publishing industry. Here's a quick overview to help you understand what is going on.

My editor at Harper Collins is the big cheese on this project. He is a great man with an amazing taste in music. But that is neither here nor there and has nothing to do with what I am trying to explain. Along with Frankenstein, he is the editor of many other projects that he must oversee. It is imperative that he dedicates adequate time to each of these projects in order for the final results to reflect perfection. Sometimes everything lines up just right. When i send in my work for approval, he is just getting off another project and can jump right into mine and onto the next. Even though this takes time, the turn around with him is usually quick.

When does it all go to shit? During the holidays. Imagine me and every other artist/author (currently working on a project with him) turning in work for approval. Then DING DONG it's Christmas time and everyone is let off for the holidays. They usually come back between Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years. But seriously, do you think any work gets done during this time? By the time he gets to his office in the new year, everyone wants something. There is a stack of papers on the desk, the phone is ringing, coffee breaks happen much more frequently...it becomes impossible to get anything done. But slowly, as time goes by, things start to get checked off the list and somewhere around March or April everything is back to normal.

So I ask you to be patient. Currently the editor of Frankenstein is sitting on pages and pages of Frankenstein sketches to go through. These sketches need all the text laid into them so we can tell where we have too much art, not enough art or if any text needs to be cut. This could take awhile. In the meantime, there is really nothing I can work on until this step is complete.

Take a deep breath, keep grisgrimlysfrankenstein.com open on your computer and check every hour- day and night. Soon...very soon...I will be back with more gory updates on this much anticipated project.

Be Grim!
Gris Grimly