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<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><strong>Gryyym </strong>is a collection of fantastic and horrific stories in the form of short comics and illustrated novellas. The size of the book will be 21 x 28 cm, the total number of pages and the binding will depend on you backers! Our wish is that each artist gets paid (at least a little) and we&#39;ve got a lot artists for you starting at the first stage. This is why we decided to make this project through crowdfunding on KissKissBankBank. <strong>GRYYYM WILL BE PUBLISHED IN FRENCH AND IN ENGLISH !</strong></p> <p><strong>Gryyym starts at 15,000 euros!</strong> If this amount is reached you&#39;ll get to read comics by:</p> <p><strong>Adrian Smith </strong>with an incredible original 10-pages comics!<br /> <strong>Adrian Smith </strong>impressed us with his powerful comics <em>Chronicles of&nbsp;Hate </em>published by Image in 2014. To say the least, we would be proud to see him add his visionary genius to the dark pages of <strong>Gryyym</strong>.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><strong>David Lloyd </strong>one of the masters of classic noir storytelling, whom the whole planet knows for the mask of the Anonymous. But let&#39;s not forget this mask comes from his cult graphic novel <em>V for Vendetta</em>. Having him in <strong>Gryyym </strong>means the world to us and we hope for you too!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><strong>Tommy Lee Edwards</strong> and<strong> Richard Marazano </strong>joins the party with a dark tale of Vampires in South American jungles.<br /> Tommy is an incredible artist with an inimitable style. His comics for Marvel &amp; DC, as well as his work in the movie industry has left many of us speechless!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><strong>Pat Mills &amp; Fay Dalton</strong>,<strong> </strong>the grinning father of Judge Dredd and forefather of UK comics is illuminated by the beautiful painted pages of Fay Dalton! God saves the <strong>Gryyym</strong>!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />Painted by <strong>Attila Futaki</strong> and written by <strong>Gabriel Delmas</strong>, twenty pages of exceptional hyper-realistic watercolours in the service of an oppressive story of paranoid delirium. Followed by <strong>Gabriel Delmas</strong> alone with a tale of a mushroom man and a giant lost in the snow; did you say &quot;obsession&rdquo;? The rest of his evil work does not deny it.<br /> <strong>Jean-Paul Krassinsky</strong>, a virtuoso comic artist who juggles with graphic styles, gives us a short squeaky story or simply funny and crazy, or maybe all at once.<br /> <strong>Joseph Lacroix</strong> has been digging into the lands of dark fantasy since his childhood, and he delivers for <strong>Gryyym </strong>the substantial marrow of the genre.<br /> <strong>Patrick Pion</strong> that you discovered with <em>Chrome </em>at the beginning of this century, and who continues to draw monsters and undead, tentacles and worrying holes on cursed lovecraftian pages.<br /> You will also discover <strong>Guillaume Bouges</strong>, of whom we are happy to publish one of the first comics, <strong>George Clarenko &amp; Akileus</strong>, <strong>Chris Lent&eacute;</strong>, <strong>Jurictus</strong>, an hallucinating artist published by Le Dernier Cri. It&#39;s essential to us that they&#39;re all part of <strong>Gryyym</strong>!<br /> Illustrated short-stories we said? Here they are!<br /> <strong>Richard Marazano</strong> illustrated by himself for a science fiction short story.<br /> <strong>Chrysostome Gourio </strong>illustrated by <strong>Bruno Letizia</strong> in the tradition of the <em>Tales of Crypt </em>horror stories.<br /> You didn&#39;t think we&#39;d stop there?<br /> <strong>Julien Brunet</strong>&#39;s drawing will cover the endpapers with endless grinning skeletons!<br /> <strong>Alkbazz </strong>and <strong>Julien Gardon </strong>will illuminate the book with their nightmarish miniatures.<br /> And our last guest star is the international brush magician <strong>Nicolas Nemiri</strong> who&#39;ll draw an original illustration on the title page of our compendium!</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>The second stretch goal at 17,000 euros</strong> will thrill you with an incredible original novella by <strong>Sabrina Calvo</strong>, Grand Prix de l&#39;Imaginaire 2018 and Rosny Ain&eacute; 2018 Award for her fascinating novel <em>Toxoplasma</em>, illustrated by <strong>Peggy Ann Mourot</strong> (who has already illustrated Sabrina Calvo&#39;s novel at La Volte). The duo is preparing a dark and extravagant vision of which they have the secret! Not to be missed under any circumstances!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> If we reach this level thanks to your tremendous support, all contributors will receive a <strong>12-page collector mini-comics</strong>, printed separately. The backstages of <strong>Gryyym</strong>, its adventures and anecdotes by THE <strong>Gr&eacute;gory Makl&egrave;s</strong>! This second level will certainly make a name for itself!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>The third stretch goal at 20,000 euros </strong>will add 22 pages of original comics by two of the most brilliant Italian artists of their generation: <strong>Elena Guidolin</strong> and <strong>Paolo Massagli</strong>. Plastic artist and comic book author, often in self-publishing, <strong>Elena Guidolin</strong> combines the elegance of drawing with dark and mysterious stories and inventive staging. <strong>Paolo Massagli</strong>, famous for his horror and science fiction comics published by Hollow Press, is an extraordinary illustrator of witches and aliens with voluptuous and rotting forms. <strong>Gryyym </strong>will give you the opportunity to discover their talents!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>With the fourth stretch goal at 23,000 euros</strong>, <strong>Gryyym </strong>will be printed in <strong>hardcover </strong>and<strong> </strong>the interior paper goes up to <strong>150 grams</strong> for a more luxurious edition and even more reading comfort. <strong>Gryyym </strong>becomes this magnificent collector&#39;s collection in your library!<br /> And more! The incredible <strong>Fay Dalton</strong> will be painting an <strong>original new cover</strong> for <strong>Gryyym</strong>!</p> <p><strong>The fifth stretch goal at 27,000 euros</strong> is classic and classy. <strong>Esteban Maroto</strong> joins <strong>Gryyym </strong>with a fabulous story of myth and magic.<br /> Esteban Maroto was one of the pillars of Warren Publishing, one of the cult artists from <em>Creepy, Eerie</em> and the rest of the 70&#39;s horror magazines. Having be on board is fulfilling <strong>Gryyym</strong>&#39;s prophecy.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>All the contributors will also receive a <strong>folded three-part print</strong> on 240 gram art paper with a drawing of <strong>Gabriel Delmas, Joseph Lacroix </strong>and <strong>Gregory Makl&egrave;s</strong>.</p> <p><strong>The sixth stretch goal at 30,000 euros</strong> gets you 4 new original comics by <strong>Franck Biancarelli, Olivier Bramanti, Guillaume Chuffart et Vincent Pelletier, Tanguy Ferrand</strong> and <strong>Renz</strong>. An additional<strong> 30 pages</strong>! And what a treat!<br /> <strong>Olivier Bramanti</strong> is a rare artist, a painter and draftsman published by Fr&eacute;mok no less.<br /> <strong>Franck Biancarelli</strong> will get you with his realistic drawing inspired by classic comics.<br /> <strong>Guillaume Chuffart</strong>&#39;s drawing is more in a humorous vein, but who said that black humour had no place among us?<br /> <strong>Tanguy Ferrand</strong> and <strong>Renz </strong>have cooked for you a dark and political story with a resolutely modern tone.<br /> Eclecticism is also one of <strong>Gryyym</strong>&#39;s qualities!<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>The seventh stretch goal at 34,000 euros</strong> is &ldquo;Eternal Champion&rdquo; crazy! The legendary <strong>Michael Moorcock</strong> joins us with an original Jerry Cornelius short-story.<br /> From <em>Elric of Melnibon&eacute; </em>to <em>Breakfast in the ruins</em> Michael Moorcock has revolutionized Science-Fiction and Fantasy with his hallucinated visions! So be ready!<br /> <strong>Gryyym </strong>also gets an additional <strong>4 endpapers</strong> with the delirious skeletons and other evil creatures by Julien Brunet.</p> <p><strong>The eighth stretch goal at 38,000 euros</strong> is a challenge. Whose vision &amp; art would be powerful enough to illustrate Michael Moorcock? The one and only <strong>Ashley Wood</strong>!<br /> From <em>Popbot </em>to <a href="" target="_blank">3A</a> Ashley Wood is one of the graphic genius of this century!<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>For the ninth stretch goal at 41,000 euros</strong>, <strong>Pat Mills</strong> comes back with a new comics illustrated by <strong>Gr&eacute;gory Makl&egrave;s</strong>.<br /> Pat needs no introduction at this stage but you should definitely read his interview by Gr&eacute;gory on <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>The tenth stretch goal at 44,000 euro</strong>s will get you a terrifying story by<strong> Frazer Irving</strong>, no less!<br /> Frazer is a British superstar who worked with Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis, China Mi&eacute;ville and countless other writers from Marvel, DC, 2000 AD...</p> <p><strong>For the eleventh stretch goal at 47,000 euros</strong>, monsters will bite your book. A delicate and terrifying <strong>embossing </strong>of the cover will greet your book with a reminder of those which lurk below.</p> <p>And that&#39;s it! <strong>Gryyym </strong>collects over 200 pages of horror and fantasy! Thanks!<br /> <br /> <strong>Gryyym </strong>will offer a wide variety of graphic styles, focusing on terrific art and extraordinary stories in the tradition of <em>Creepy, Eerie, Made in USA, Heavy Metal, 2000 A.D.</em> and <em>M&eacute;tal Hurlant</em>. We believe that this kind of collective laboratory in the service of imagination and entertainment cannot be find today in the field of horror and dread.</p> <p>We want it to be printed in <strong>November 2019</strong> and to reach <strong>200 pages</strong>!<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> We called this great project <strong>Gryyym</strong>, in homage to the Grimm brothers, for the verb &quot;to grim&quot; and the meaning of &quot;grim&quot; (dark, sinister but also unshakeable) in English. <strong>Gryyym </strong>will be published in both French and English. The authors participating in the project are French, English, American, Italian, and Spanish.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> In our time, comics have never been so <strong>diverse</strong>, and the offer continues to grow every year. The publishers and the authors they embark on their adventures are constantly pushing the boundaries of expression, narrative and graphic language and reading experiences. Independent publishers and underground fanzines open up all possible avenues of subject, genre and expression. Our aim is to add an <strong>astonishing attraction</strong> to this great fairground to give the most open possible place to the imagination and to the creation of worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, far from clich&eacute;s, snobbisms, or passing fads. <strong>Timelessness </strong>is were we want to be. We will focus on adventure, humour, emotions, reflection, the engagement of scenarios and short stories, the density and power of drawing.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> For the past year, we have been preparing <strong>Gryyym </strong>by contacting artists, authors and writers. We spent time thinking about what seemed for us to be the right format for the object you will keep in your library or on your bedside table, reading and rereading it &agrave; l&#39;envie, in one go or in pieces.<br /> <strong>Gryyym is necessary for us.</strong><br /> To show that there remains this element of <strong>madness </strong>and <strong>eccentricity </strong>in contemporary graphic and literary creation. This part of joy also, because these themes have always been an important part of humanity: from antiquity, through the Middle Ages, Gothic novels, fantasy classics and the beginnings of science fiction in the 19th century, its explosion in the 20th century and the birth of the modern comics.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> For our collection, we therefore called upon authors who seemed essential to us: <strong>Esteban Maroto</strong>, historical author of <em>Creepy</em>, <strong>Pat Mills</strong>, founder of <em>2000 A.D</em>., the cult <strong>Michael Moorcock, David Lloyd</strong>, the famous artist of <em>V pour Vendetta</em>, the immense <strong>Ashley Wood, Tommy Lee Edwards, Nicolas Nemiri, Adrian Smith </strong>whose comic strip Hate made such an impact on us, French artists from the underground whose expressionist and abundant graphic imagination seemed indispensable to us: <strong>Chris Lent&eacute;, Alkbazz, Julien Brunet, Julien Gardon</strong> and <strong>Jurictus</strong>, French artists who have marked the fantastic with their graphic originality: <strong>Olivier Bramanti, Jean-Paul Krassinsky, Joseph Lacroix, Gabriel Delmas, Patrick Pion, Franck Biancarelli, Guillaume Bouges, Tanguy Ferrand, Guillaume Chuffart, Gr&eacute;gory Makl&egrave;s, George Clarenko</strong>, leading Italian authors, with their very striking style: <strong>Bruno Letizia, Paolo Massagli, Elena Guidolin</strong>, and short story writers <strong>Sabrina Calvo</strong> - illustrated by <strong>Peggy Ann Mourot</strong>, <strong>Richard Marazano, Chrysostome Gourio</strong>...<br /> This is what will make <strong>Gryyym</strong>&#39;s richness and impertinence, nourished by such strong personalities, as well as all those who will want to join us.<br /> <br /> <strong>The Founders:</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Gabriel Delmas</strong></a> is a painter and illustrator. He is the author of a number of comic book albums (<em>Le Psychopompe, Vampyr, Le Mouton-chien penguin, Vorax</em>...) and underground graphzines often with occult themes or dark fantasy. Some are now available from Hollow Press as <em>Largemouths, Fobo </em>or <em>Plutonium</em>. Two recent exhibitions of his work took place in Bologna, Italy in December 2016 around a giant format album <em>Xuwwuu </em>published by Hollow Press, and in August 2018 in Rodez featuring drawings available in the collection <em>Riggel Bum</em>.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Joseph Lacroix</strong></a> is an illustrator and cartoonist. He is the author of the <em>Encyclopedia of Evil </em>with Gregory Makles, <em>Pythons </em>with Gabriel Delmas, <em>Diablo 3, Sword of Justice</em> with Aaron Williams, <em>F&eacute;bus </em>with Catmalou, part of the <em>Book of Tyrael </em>and other books related to Diablo or World of Warcraft as well as hundreds of drawings that are piling up, overflowing and demanding a little freedom.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Gr&eacute;gory Makl&egrave;s</strong></a> is a cartoonist and comic strip writer. He is best known for his work with Paul Jorion on <em>La Survie de l&#39;Esp&egrave;ce</em>, a graphic novel on finance that makes a sour mockery of our own species (a book being adapted for a stop motion series these days). He also made a lot of people laugh with his comic strip about his life as a World of Warcraft character in <em>The Adventures of Stevostin</em>. Before all this, he wrote quite a few fantastic stories for Robin Recht (<em>The Last Ritual</em>) and Joseph Lacroix (<em>The Encyclopedia of Evil</em>), and <em>Ruppert</em> that he also drew. In another life, he is the co-founder of Ohm Force, a small cult audio software company<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>J&eacute;r&ocirc;me Martineau</strong></a> is a comic book and press publisher, and has published many of the authors who joined the <strong>Gryyym </strong>ship with <strong>&Eacute;ditions Carabas</strong>. Having worked in the press for <strong>Tournon</strong>, where he was in charge of a large number of licensed children&#39;s magazines, he is now turning to the creation of collectibles in collaboration with Marvel, Ghibli and Warhammer. From paper to 3D, the editorial experience goes on.<br /> An avid reader, he continues every week to read piles of comics, the symbiotic fluid that has been rocking his brain since childhood.<br /> It is up to him to put some order into this project and to ensure that the object you&#39;ll hold in your hands is worthy of all the hopes it has raised.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>They&#39;re with us since the beginning:</strong></p> <p><strong>Michael Moorcock</strong>, legendary writer, creator of countless heroes and sagas: Elric of Melnibon&eacute;, Hawkmoon, Jerry Cornelius...<br /> He opened the way for generation of authors, mixing genres and politics, fantasy and counter culture, for over 60 years Michael Moorcock has been redefining the literature of the imagination.<br /> He was also an editor for several magazines and has collaborated with several music group or project, most notably: The Deep Fix, Hawkwind and Blue Oyster Cult.<br /> <br /> <strong>Pat Mills</strong> is known as The Godfather of British comics. His most famous creations are probably <em>Charley&rsquo;s War</em> and&nbsp;<em>2000AD</em>, featuring <em>Judge Dredd</em>.<em>&nbsp;</em>Loved for his fast-paced action, compelling villains and flawed heroes, Pat always delivers a subversive punch and thought-provoking ideas in his comics, novels and<br /> non-fiction.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div>

Allocation of funds

<p>The first stage of the project is at 15,000 euros.<br /> <br /> Half of the money will go to the artists.<br /> The other half will cover the printing and shipping costs, KissKissBankBank&#39;s commission and the VAT.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div>


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Pack Shub-Niggurath


  • 27 contributions
All you will ever need for this ultimate descend into madness! The printed book (english language)+ the pdf (english language)+ 1 sticker by Julien Brunet + 1 ex-libris by Nicolas Nemiri + 1 poster by Patrick Pion + the laminated wood panel of Gryyym's cover + 5 original drawings at your name by Gabriel Delmas, Jean-Paul Krassinsky, Grégory Maklès, Lenté Chris and Patrick Pion ! An exemple here: And of course your name at the top of the sacrificed's list. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

You like zombies, good for us!


  • 6 contributions
Our undying gratitude for your support!

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Digital grimoire


  • 12 contributions
Our thanks + a high-resolution PDF of the book (english language) and your name listed in the contributor page.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

The unholy grail of horror comics


  • 240 contributions
We'll praise you to the dark gods + the book in flesh and paper (english language)+ its digital version (high-resolution pdf version in english language), and your name listed in the contributor page. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Collector woold panel of Gryyym's cover


  • 7 contributions
EXTRA (item sold without the book): Laminated wood panel of Gryyym's cover. Size 21X28 cm, 1 cm thick. The illustration showed has been made by Patrick Pion to show the rendering of the wood panel. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Gryyym Tentacles Box


  • 8 contributions
BOX COLLECTOR CTHULHU EXTRA (item sold without the book): 30 black & white cards, 12 x 12 cm, in a box. Devilishly drawn by Patrick Pion. Limited signed and numbered edition. Comes separately from the book. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Pack Nyarlathotep


  • 40 contributions
The printed book (english language)+ the pdf (english language)+ 1 sticker by Julien Brunet + 1 ex-libris by Nicolas Nemiri + 1 poster by Patrick Pion. And your name will be hushered to the dark god and put down in our pages. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Elder's pack


  • 16 contributions
Get ready for R'lyeh! All you need for your journey in terror! Thank you all for your pledges! The printed book (english language)+ the pdf (english language)+ 1 sticker by Julien Brunet + 1 ex-libris by Nicolas Nemiri + 1 poster by Patrick Pion + the laminated wood panel of Gryyym's cover. And of course your name in the list of the sacrificed. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Early Ghoul


  • 35 contributions
You run faster than a zombie? Good thing for you! In addition to the printed book (english language)+ the pdf (english language)+ 1 sticker by Julien Brunet + 1 ex-libris by Nicolas Nemiri + 1 poster by Patrick Pion + the laminated wood panel of Gryyym's cover. you'll get your very own portrait as an undead made by one of Gryyym's artists! You'll receive the original or a digital printing (if the artists works directly on his computer), size 15 x 21, and your portrait will be published inside Gryyym! Limited to the 30 quickest undead... Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

The Wizard's portfolio


  • 4 contributions
EXTRA (item sold without the book): A magnificent 30 x 41 cm Porfolio of Esteban Maroto's Gryyym story: DREAM. The 6 pages individually printed on 240 g. art paper inside! Limited and numbered edition. Comes separately from the book. Shipping costs included.

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Pack Providence


  • 4 contributions
For French Bookshops only ! X10 Books Gryyym in french (without goodies and pdf) - shipping costs included for France and Belgium ONLY. French Edition Only

Estimated delivery: November 2019

Original Artwork Chris Lenté


  • 1 contribution
Original Drawing by Chris Lenté for Speedball Parano Future 16x24 cm (graphite on paper) shipping costs included

Estimated delivery: June 2019

Original Artwork "Cthulhu" by Patrick Pion


Original Artwork "Cthulhu" by Patrick Pion Original Artwork from "Box Collector Cthulhu" by Patrick Pion, available in rewards India Ink on paper, 21x29,7 cm Shipping Costs included for France For other countries, please add 35 €

Estimated delivery: June 2019

Original Board Jean-Paul Krassinsky


Original Board Jean-Paul Krassinsky Title Board Morticia Reine de la Nuit, short story published in Les Cœurs Boudinés Volume 2 (Dargaud, 2007). A3 size, feltpen, india ink and tippex Shipping costs included for France Shipping Costs outside France : + 35 euros (to add when purchasing)

Estimated delivery: June 2019

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