About the Comic
The town of Grimstone is home to many monsters, ghosts, and creatures of the night. One such monster is Ribcage, a skeleton who makes his “living” appearing in horror movies. His career has taken a turn for the worse and it has become increasingly harder for him to get work. Nevertheless, Ribcage is determined to do whatever it takes to become a star again, even if it kills him – again! Come and take a look at life through the eyes of a dead man.
About the Cartoonist
Mike Wytrykus is a cartoonist and animation writer. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he studied animation production and directed the award-winning animated short film Play Date. He is also the writer & artist of the long-running online comic strip Grimstone. He is a comic book geek, movie buff, tabletop gamer, toy collector, and computer nerd.
About the Stories
From Here To Insanity
While dealing with the pathetic roles that his agent keeps finding him, Ribcage must find a way to pay off a substantial amount of money owed to the demon gangster Krulor. Be it starring in another horror movie retread or through slightly less legal means, Ribcage will do just about anything to get the demon off his back. Will his quest for fame and fortune finally drive him over the edge?
Introduces: Ribcage, Spookster, Count Cyanide, Oleander Twins, Mac, Buddy, Nigel Hotep, Dreego, Krulor, Mutt, Nitro, Dr. Frankenbeans, Demo, Vincent Price, Dr. Ajax, Mongo the Warlock, Morton.
Comics in this category are stand alone strips that are not part of a larger story (or occasionally short 2-3 strip mini-stories).
Introduces: Igor, Toasty.
Drink Up Me Hearties
Ribcage has finally landed himself a role in a hit movie. His career is taking off, so let the good times role! Will the fun last all night, or will his and Count Cyanide’s egos be deflated by an unimpressed witch?
The Haunting of Count Cyanide
The home of Count Cyanide has been invaded by a pesky poltergeist with plans for the vampire’s demise. The frantic Count will seek the aide of many would-be exorcists, including a certain red-haired sorceress. Is this the end of Count Cyanide, or the beginning of a not-so-beautiful friendship?
Dawn of the Morningstar
Sara Morningstar is on a journey. Like many people her age, she is looking for her purpose in life and her place in the world. Her search brings her to the strange town of Grimstone, where she finds much more than she ever expected.
Introduces: Sara Morningstar, Dingbat, Furface, Starshadow, Knuckles, Seymour, Rizzo, Seamus McBoogal.
The Ribcage Halloween Special
It’s that time of year again. A time for tricks and a time for treats. But in a town full of ghouls, ghosts and assorted monsters, what exactly is Halloween like? Sara Morningstar is wondering just that.
Son of Frankenbeans
Doctor Frankenbeans is on the verge of his greatest creation ever. Success is within his grasp‚ so what could possibly go wrong?
Times are tough everywhere, even in the macabre town of Grimstone. With their house in a state of disrepair and their respective savings all but gone, Ribcage and company are forced to seek gainful employment. While most of them opt for the sensible and legitimate route, Count Cyanide has other ideas. What sort of twisted scheme has he concocted now?
Introduces: Montague Grimstone.
About the Cast
The smart-aleck skeleton struggling to make it as a monster movie star.
First Appearance: 09/20/2000
The sardonic Goth artist looking to make her mark on the world.
First Appearance: 04/03/2006
The charismatic, chauvinistic vampire aristocrat and exiled lord of Transylvania.
First Appearance: 10/12/2000
The dimwitted but lovable werewolf with a heart of gold.
First Appearance: 04/14/2006
The deranged pyromaniac poltergeist.
First Appearance: 07/12/2001
The proverbial bat in the belfry.
First Appearance: 04/10/2006
The enchanting and powerful witch / psychic / fortune teller.
First Appearance: 07/16/2003
The ghostly Hollywood agent to the undead.
First Appearance: 10/09/2000
The intelligent and sophisticated creation of Dr. Frankenbeans.
First Appearance: 10/16/2009
The evil demon warlord turned murderous mobster.
First Appearance: 11/03/2000
The devious but inept ghoul henchman of Krulor.
First Appearance: 10/25/2000
The maniacal but bumbling ghoul henchman of Krulor.
First Appearance: 10/25/2000
The extremely brilliant but totally insane mad scientist.
First Appearance: 05/20/2001
The loyal but idiotic lab assistant of Dr. Frankenbeans.
First Appearance: 07/03/2001
The ancient but childlike and playful troll.
First Appearance: 05/06/2001
The brain-loving zombie of few words.
First Appearance: 08/26/2002