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Grim Love started as a literary zine (a DIY punk publication), and, therefore, can be enjoyed as a literary entity as well. This is where you will find Tyler's written words alongside Matthew's illustrations in a quaint little staple-bound pamphlet.

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released June 15, 2015

This project wouldn't have been possible without the generous contributions of so many talented people. First and foremost, we'd like to thank everyone on this album for such high-quality recordings. This includes Chris Farren, Timmy Harris, Saren Oliver, Julia Nunes, Raf Deza, Allison Weiss, Nigel McGuinness, Katarina Waters, Chad Houseman, Nada Alic, and Lee Ellis.

I (Tyler) would like to thank Raf Deza for inspiring the Grim Love idea from the onset, for listening to all my rants during my pretentious creative fits, and for being such an intentional producer. I would like to give a huge thank you to Phil Harder for doing the graphic design work (especially the cover of the zine). Thanks to Nathan Pearce and Nada Alic for the zine advice when I knew nothing on such matters, and to Joe Tromsness for the proofreading. Thanks to Andrew Koji Shiraki for introducing me to so many of the artists on this project, to Steve Witmer for being the first listener to most of these stories, and to the boys of Lee Corey Oswald for repping our zine at Warped Tour. Thank you Jordan Fatke for mastering the tracks and making everything sound legit, and to my parents for letting me use their office as a creative haven. Thanks to my brother Troy for finding typos and telling me I blew it, and to the other brother Treaver for hating the magic realism genre but supporting me regardless. And lastly, thank you Matt for always being the Wolf to my Fox, for inviting me into your creative heart, and for believing in my absurd ideas.

I (Matt) would like to thank all the friends and family who have listened to me talk about this project for so long; it takes a village. Of them, particularly Rachel Riendeau for distilling out the essence of what fairy tales are. Thanks to The Movie Crypt and This American Life for the hours of podcasts while I drew these illustrations. Thank you to Alex Mangone, my anchor always keeping me stable when things get choppy. And finally thanks to Tyler for collaborating with me, for encouraging me, for howling with me... a true Fox among Wolves.



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Tyler Dunning (author) and Matthew Woods (illustrator) New York, New York

This project was born out of a mutual desire for artistic collaboration and a shared love of the fairy tale genre. The stories came first, followed by illustrations, and then, to complete the multi-media undertaking, these audio recordings. I'd suggest listening while simultaneously reading through the zine. This, Dear Listener, will give you the true and full Grim Love experience. ... more

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