some of you may know, I was involved
in the making of the upcoming animated
/ live-action film "Osmosis
Jones" for about a year and
a half. I did a lot of conceptual
designs, I was the artistic 2D effects
supervisor and I also created the
title sequence for the film (with
the help and expertise of Ryan
Woodward). Last year the producers
of the film asked me to come up with
some teaser posters for a proposal
to the marketing department. The posters
were rejected but I still think they
were pretty good. If you want to have
a look at what I came up with, click
will be posting some more of my work
from that film in the future although
most of it will have to wait until
the release of the film, for obvious
don't forget, if you are at the
Los Angeles Festival of Books
this weekend, make sure you stop by
the Golden Apple booth and
say hi. See previous post for details.
year the Comic-Con invites artists to
submit drawings for the Souvenir Book.
This year they had six themes to choose
from. I thought I'd give it a shot and
chose The 40th Anniversary of the
Fantastic Four. If you want to take
a peek at my take on Marvel Comics'
first family, click here.
if you wonder where Sue Richard is...
well, she's invisible!
will be signing the first issue of Zed
(as well as all my other books) at the
Angeles Times Festival of Books on
April 28 and 29. I will be at the Golden
Apple Comics booth on Saturday from 11:00am
to 4:00pm. Then, on Sunday, from 10:30am
to 11:00am, I will be part of an open
air presentation on "How to do comics"
hosted by Bill Liebowitz. After that,
I will be signing in the Wilson area from
11:00 til 12:00 and then back to the Golden
Apple booth til 4:00! Sounds exhausting...
having 200 copies of Zed issue #1 shipped
early especially for the show. So come
by and get your copy of Zed before everyone
else! For schedule details visit Golden
Apple web site.
you might want to check out the Gallery.
I have completely updated the Collage
and Ink Illustrations with new larger
images and an improved browser system.
Let me know what you think.
has been several people asking me how I
started publishing my own books. My answer
is pretty simple. I bought a book called
Self Publishing Manual by Dave Poynter.
If you are interested in getting your books
out without going through a publisher, this
is the one to get. All the information you
need is in there.
Retailers, we just added FM
International to our list of distributors
carrying Insanely Twisted Rabbits.
The book is also available through Diamond
Comics and Last
Gasp. If your store doesn't carry it,
you are missing a very hot item.
just finished some conceptual FX animation/design
on the live action Scoobi Doo movie. I am
back full gear on Zed issue two,
which I want to have ready for the San Diego
Comic-Con in July. Make sure you visit our
booth if you're attending!
there. I added a few pages today. Under
page, if you click on the book covers, you
can now view interior illustrations. The
link used to go directly to amazon.com.
I though it would be more interesting to
show samples of the inside. You can still
go to the book site on amazon.com by clicking
on the titles.
Tattoos and Filmworks
pages are also up. There is still a lot
more to come so keep on checking up every
week or so.
issue 1 left for the printer last week.
The proofs will be back any day now, which
means that the comic book will be available
in L.A. at the end of April and internationaly
around July. Bill Liebowitz, owner of Golden
Apple asked me to do a signing at their
booth for The Festival of Books on April
28th. The yearly event takes place at UCLA.
More details later.
I'm Michel Gagné and I welcome you to my
domain. This site will give you a basic
overview of the multiple facets of my art.
I have made short films, paintings, sculptures,
installations, written and illustrated books
and worked on several animated and live-action
feature films. I have many new projects
in the works that I hope you will find interesting.
will be upgrading the site periodically
with news, artworks and stories. If you
have any questions, comments or suggestions,
do not hesitate to send me an e-mail.
Constructive criticism is always welcome.