Proprietor of Dr. Grymm Laboratories
Lead Designer, Curator, & Steampunk Scientist
Dr. Grymm's alter ego, Joey Marsocci has been a freelance designer of theme park attractions, toys, puppets, graphic marketing, film props, and private consignments for over 18 years. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Animation, Marsocci's mix of Victorian elegance and dark science fiction styling through sculpture and design, gave him the natural advantage to design for the growing popularity of the world of Steampunk.
Dr. Grymm Laboratories currently provides custom designs of props and creatures for film production companies across the US. Dr. Grymm's custom contraptions and sculptures have been seen in Steampunk exhibits and publications around the world, including the Steampunk Exhibit held at the Oxford University History of Science Museum in 2010.
In the Summer of 2009 Mr. Marsocci hosted and curated the first annual Steampunk Bizarre in Middletown, CT, which was an exhibit featuring the works of Dr. Grymm and some amazing local Steampunk artists. The show featured two of Dr. Grymm's interactive "Brain Storm" Machines, and his world famous Steampunk "Eye Pod" Victrola which is currently on display along with several custom designed Steampunk contraptions as a permanent art installation at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The popularity of the exhibit prompted the Third Annual Steampunk Bizarre, held at the Mark Twain House Museum in Hartford, CT - October 2011, featuring the art of world renowned Steampunk Artists. Dr. and Mrs. Grymm have also authored the books "1000: A Steampunk Collection" with Quarry Publishers, and “How to Draw Steampunk” by Walter Foster Publishing to be released in 2011 and is featured in the upcoming Steampunk Bible and the Art of Steampunk. Most recently, Dr. Grymm was featured on BBC America World news on a segment about the Steampunk community.