Gagné Unveils "Parables: An Anthology" in February
WA, November 2003 - Gagné International Press
will release Parables:
in February 2004. This collected edition will reprint Gagné's
first four books in one single volume.
times Annie Award Nominee Michel Gagné is
well known for his animation and design work on movies such as The
Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones
and more recently, the Star Wars: Clone Wars
animated series. His quirky art books, such as Insanely
Twisted Rabbits and Frenzied Fauna: From
A to Z, have earned him a worldwide following.
An Anthology will collect Gagné’s sold
out and highly sought-after limited edition storybooks: A
Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex (B&W edition),
The Mystery of He, The Great
Shadow Migration and The
Bird, the Spider and the Octopus.
Although there have been several requests to reprint some of the
individual volumes, it was not an option for Gagné. "We
didn’t feel it would be fair to the collectors who own those
books", he said. "We wanted to make sure that the original
editions would remain unique. We thought that a compilation would
be the perfect compromise: keep the collectors happy while introducing
the material to a wider audience. These stories are very close to
my heart and I’m delighted to bring them back in print."
An Anthology will be printed on high grade cream paper;
will feature a special introduction by Gagné and a pencil
sketch gallery. It will solicit through Diamond in December's Previews
and will be available simultaneously in soft and hard cover. It
will retail at $18.95 and $26.95 respectively.
more information visit www.gagneint.com.
Guest at Vancouver Comicon - Sunday, November 16th
really excited about this event. This is my very first signing in
my native country! All my books will be available at a nice discount
and I'll be sketching for anyone who brings a sketchpad. This should
be a lot of fun! So, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, don't
miss out! Here's some info about the con:
Sunday, November 16th - 11 AM to 5 PM
Location: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (Main & 15th Ave.),
Wheatley, artist of Star Wars Episode III Movie
Adaptation, Superman: Last Stand on Krypton, Star Wars:
Darklighter, Superman: Last Son Of Earth.
Steve Rolston, creator of One Bad Day.
Penciller of Mek, Pounded, Queen and Country.
Michel Gagné, writer/illustrator of Insanely
Twisted Rabbits, Frenzied Fauna: from A to Z, A
Search For Meaning: The Story of Rex, Zed, Detective
Comics. Designer/animator for Star Wars: Clone Wars,
The Iron Giant, An American Tail, Osmosis
Jones, Space Jam.
Ralph Alfonso, creator of Ralph.
Andy Mori, creator of Flopnik.
Robin Thompson, artist of Champions of Hell,
Ken Boesem, creator of Barking Raven Press.
Trevor Metz, creator of Crossfire.
Kelly Everaert, creator of Trilogy of Terror.
comics and hourly door prizes!!
$3 (kids under 14 free)
information about this show, please call 604-322-6412, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html.
Story Behind Prelude to Eden
started Prelude to Eden in 1991 after coming back
to America from a 4-year stint in Ireland working for Don Bluth
Animation Studios. I’d just transferred back to the LA branch
and I was pretty depressed. I was looking for an outlet to give
some kind of meaning to my life. Some people join churches and organizations,
me, I just immersed myself into this project for 4 ½ years.
here to read the entire story.
Wars Premieres on Cartoon Network
many of you know, I spent several months this year designing the
special effects for the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated
short films. The series is just about to air and I'm anxious to
see how it turned out. Here is the schedule released by Cartoon
Network for the first ten episodes:
Network will broadcast Star Wars: Clone Wars, the epic micro-series
that continues the Star Wars saga where Attack of the Clones left
off, beginning Friday, November 7, at 8:00pm (ET/PT).
first ten chapters of the series will debut on weekdays at 8:00p.m
(ET/PT), running from November 7 through November 20, and Cartoon
Network will air the first ten chapters in order on Friday, November
21, interspersed throughout the evening's broadcast of its Fridays
primetime franchise (7:00pm to 12:00am ET/PT). The next ten episodes
will debut in the spring of 2004.