am offering (at cover price)100 complete sets of
Detective Comics #776 - #780, which contains all
5 parts (40 pages total) of my demented Batman story
entitled "Spore". I have signed every
single issue. These
could sell out quickly, so don't delay.
out what happened when DC allowed me to turn loose
on their most famous characters.
is what comic reviewers had to say about Spore:
a gorgeous story. It's completely over the top
and unlike anything you've probably ever seen
in a Bat book."
- Augie De Blieck Jr (ComicBookResources.com)
greenlit it deserves to be sentenced to do some
community service for publishing this."
- Zach Couture (HeroRealm.com)
to Idelson [editor] for taking a chance on what
I still think is a very strange tale."
- Tim O'Shea (ORCAFresh.net)
whole lot of fun, and I guarantee it's completely
unlike any Superman/Batman confrontation you've
- Randy Lander (TheFourthRail.com)
cool and very creepy."
- Rebecca Salek (SequentialTart.com)
odd experiment, blending Gagné's cartoon
style and love for weird creatures, with Batman,
and unsurprisingly it works very well. "
- d. emerson eddy (www.d-generation.ca)
brought a radically different style to the forefront
of mainstream comics."
- Don MacPherson (TheFourthRail.com)
for each set is $13.75 (five issues at $2.75)
+ $1.25 for shipping, for a grand total of $15.00.
here to order.
the beginning of the year, I let you know that I was
involved with a new animated project. I've been keeping
quiet about the details because it hadn't been officially
announced. Well, the press
release is out now, so I can fill you in.
December, I received and email from Genndy
Tartakovsky, director/creator of Samurai
Jack and Dexter's Lab. He wrote that
he was a fan of my work and asked me if I'd be interested
in designing the special effects for a series of 20
Star Wars shorts, he was producing.
I told him that the admiration was mutual, and being
a big Star Wars fan myself, I would
be delighted to be part of his team.
the beginning of February, I flew down to Burbank
to meet with Genndy. We went over the storyboards,
talked about the direction of the show and sealed
more info about the Star Wars: Clone Wars
animated shorts, check out the official
press release as well as this interview with Genndy.
ATTENTION BOOK RETAILERS-
our books are now available through Ingram,
the largest book wholesaler in America. If you are a
customer, this means that you can walk in virtually
any book store in North America and request our books
and they will be able to order them for you. So spread
BACK IN PRINT -
second printing of Insanely
Twisted Rabbits is currently being
solicited in this month's Previews.
Look for our ad on page 369 and make sure
your comic retailer order enough copies
for all your friends!
book will be available through our site
by mid March and through comic and bookstores
everywhere by April.
PRESS RELEASE -
UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN AWARD WINNING ARTIST /
ANIMATOR, MICHEL GAGNÉ & SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
VILLAGE, CA — February 2003— Award winning
artist, Michel Gagné launched his career as an
animator and eventually moved into fine art, creating
nearly a hundred fine art pieces including paintings,
sculptures, collage, inks and mixed media - all exhibited
in highly successful one-man and group shows. Michel
has designed on more than twenty feature films. His
independent short film, "Prelude to Eden"
has played in festivals throughout the world and is
a favorite among animation students and teachers. Michel
was honored by the International Animated Film Society,
with four Annie Award nominations. In addition, Michel
has been writing, publishing and illustrating books
and comics since 1998 when he and his wife founded GAGNÉ
eclectic style and diverse artwork have earned him an
international following. His recent publication "Insanely
Twisted Rabbits" sold out within the first release
year. The second printing will be available in March
of 2003. This bizarre art book is filed with drawings
of rabbits that have been wildly deformed. Some are
cute, some are twisted, but all are highly entertaining.
There is nothing to compare it to.
Collectibles is a leader within the world of collectible
figures and is pleased to announce the release of the
limited edition, hand numbered, "Insanely Twisted
Rabbits" polystone collectible series, based on
Michel Gagné's rabbit drawings.
so excited about this," said Michel. "I've
been very cautious about signing up with a toy or collectible
company for fear of having my vision bastardized, but
when Sideshow approached me, I was totally impressed
with the level of quality and the integrity of their
product. I'm just blown away by what they've done so
far and can't wait to share it with the fans."
figures will be hand cast and hand painted polystone
at approximately five inches tall, and will retail in
the $40-$60 range. Each piece will be a hand-signed
limited edition creation. The projected release date
for the highly anticipated collectible series is June
2003 with a special presentation at the Comic-Con International
in San Diego, California in July.
are enthusiastic fans of Michel's whimsical and clearly
twisted artistic vision," said Sideshow's President,
Greg Anzalone. "I believe that Sideshow's dedication
to quality is the perfect complement for a 3D celebration
of Michel's unusual art."
the popularity of Michel Gagné's Insanely Twisted
Rabbits publication, and the unsurpassed reputation
for quality at Sideshow, the Rabbits collectible series
is sure to be a fast selling favorite. While the collection
is currently in development, you can watch for updates
on the Sideshow website at www.sideshowtoy.com.
The "Insanely Twisted Rabbits" collectible
series will be available from Sideshow, as well as through
specialty gift and collectible stores nationwide.
fans from the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle
ComiCon is coming! Please come and visit
our booth in the publisher area. This is our first
convention in the PN (our new home) and we are
very excited to meet all the folks here. The convention
should be very exciting. The impressive guest
list features names such as Erik Larsen, Scott
Morse, Jim Mahfood, and many more. The time and
address for the event are: Sunday, Feb 9th, 2003,
10:00am to 6:00pm, Seahawks Stadium, West Field
Plaza, Seattle, Washington. Click
here for more info. |