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The Gross Uncle

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Today I stumbled upon a real treat. Well, more accurately, a treat stumbled its’ way to me. I received an email from an illustrator & cartoonist called Grant Gilliland. He said some nice words about our site, but more importantly, when I went to visit his site I loved what I found!

Based out of Boston, USA and going under the name of The Gross Uncle, Grant’s done a stack of really great work covering children’s book illiustration, customs and editorial stuff. And you can even get your hands on very reasonably priced hand-drawn original drawings and hand-customised trainers on request!!!

So if you have five spare minutes today then we can’t recommend enough a visit to Grant’s blog to see his drawings, a trip to Hand Painted Customs to see his mod’d trainers and definitely a trip to Theo In The Making, where Grant talks through the process of creating his first book, and shows stacks of ace storyboards, character illos and process pics!

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Some of Grant’s creations

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Initial sketch and final coloured panel for Theo

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  • Ah !! great work .. nice process images .. sweet !!

  • I bought one of his original drawings. It was only $20, an absolute bargain!
    I love his work.

  • Awesome style!

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