September 28, 2002

I haven't posted any new artwork in a while, so I thought I'd let you in on a side project I've been working on between Batman pages.

A few months ago, I was contacted by Ben Astrop, frontman of the alternative rock band Alien Breed. He told me he was a big fan of my work and invited me to a gig they were playing in Hollywood. I went with my wife and we had a great time. The band was tight, the music was catchy and the show was very colorful. After discussing some more, Ben asked me if I'd be interested in doing the artwork for their upcoming CD, Antidote. His enthusiam was contagious, so I said "sure why not!"

I created a couple of pieces and delivered them via email. Then, Ben, who has a very strong vision for his band, proceeded to tweak the color to his liking and voila! My first CD cover! Click here to check out the rest of the artwork that was created for the booklet. Click here to find out more about the band Alien Breed.

September 25 , 2002

Hi folks, Michel here. Things have been quite hectic. You see, we are currently in the process of getting our house ready to sell. If everything goes well, it should be on the market by next Saturday (28th). Indeed, we are leaving sunny Southern California and moving to Washington State. Our destination: Bellingham, a small town located between Vancouver and Seattle.


Besides helping my wife to get the house ready, I've been working hard on part 5 of my Batman project. It's coming along extremely well and I'm delighted to see how the whole thing is turning out. Superman plays a big part in the story as well!

September 14 , 2002

Zed: Volume One was featured on the IGN website. Check it out!

September 12 , 2002

Read the latest review of Zed: Volume One from The Fourth Rail.

September 4 , 2002

Detective Comics #776 which features the first part of my little Batman epic is currently being solicited in September's Previews. To my wife's dismay, she received full credit for writing the story. For some strange legal reason, DC would not allow me to have credit for both, art and writing. To get around the problem, they gave the writing credit to my wife. I don't understand why they had to do that, but then again, I'll never understand big corporations.

I got a big kick out of the description, "The Batman story that will shock every reader." Well, I hope the Batman fans are not too shocked as to send me death threats for defacing this beloved character. It should be quite interesting to see how they react to this one. By the way, there are a couple of mistakes in the description. They misspelled my name with an accent over the "e" in Michel, and the story is 5 parts not 4.

Watch for the beginning of "Spore" on November 6, in comic stores everywhere!


At Comic-Con 2002, I met Todd Tochioka who manages a wrestling and pop culture website called A couple of weeks after the con, he contacted me for an interview. Click here to check it out.


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