June 30, 2003

Signing at Lacey's OLYMPIC CARDS & COMICS on July 6th

Hello friends from the Pacific Northwest! I will be doing a signing at OLYMPIC CARDS & COMICS on July 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All my books and comics will be available, as well as my DVD and T-Shirts.

Creator/artist Steve Rolston will also be signing along with me. Steve has made quite a name for himself in the comic book industry with mini-series such as Pounded (Written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Steve Rolston and published by Oni Press) and MEK (Written by Warren Ellis, pencilled by Steve Rolston, inked by Al Gordon, coloured by David Baron and published by DC/Wildstorm). Steve's upcoming graphic novel, One Bad Day, will be released in August by ONI Press. I recently checked out Steve's site and was very impressed. I'm looking forward to meeting him.

Here's the address: OLYMPIC CARDS & COMICS, 4129 Pacific Avenue, Lacey, Washington, 98503, PH: (360) 459-7721. Click here for a map of the area.

June 25, 2003


Alex Pardee's Bunnywith... issue #1 will be available at San Diego's Comic-Con. If you thought I had a weird obsession with crazy rabbits, then wait til you see what this guy has put together! The 4-issue series will feature no less than 1000 demented rabbits! The drawing on the right was my contribution (full story). Click here to see the final page layout.

Other artists who contributed to this insanity include: Sam Kieth, Jon Wayshak, Dave Correia, Jhonen Vasquez , Gris Grimly, Craola, Sean Andress, David Choe, Crab Scrambly, Liz McGrath, Maz, Sean Petersen, Zoetica Ebb, Angry Blue, Dubtastic, Brittney Gearheard, Erik Arreaga, Enrique Robledo, Zoe Moss, Hillary Von Joo, Chad Worthington, Vezun & Cris Cleen.

To find out more about Bunnywith... and other offerings by the talented Alex, visit www.eyesuckink.com.

June 21, 2003

New Addition to the Fan Art Gallery by Douglas Pledger

Yesterday, I received a really cool email from England. It was from a lad named Douglas Pledger, a talented artist and fellow self-publisher. He sent me a set of really neat images which he claims were inspired by my work. I'm flattered! I just had to share those with you. Here's part of his email:

Dear Michel, hello there and greetings from London, UK. I found a copy of your rabbit book a couple of years back and fell in love with your work, absolutely superb, a real breath of fresh air which I needed!

Your artwork has been a great inspiration on my work. I've attached here [some] pictures: [one] is a cartoon I did, as an homage to your style, of this little alien mouse thing which my girlfriend Helen is looking at. [The rest are] some monsters superimposed onto photos I took at work around the studios. They too are pictures I did with a streak of Michel Gagné in. I hope you don't mind. If any of this is of any use to you for your website or whatever then by all means use it, you've given me that extra push, you and John K. Boy you guys can draw!

Just click on the icons below to view the pictures Douglas sent me.

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June 17, 2003

Signing at Seattle's ZANADU COMICS on June 25th

Hello friends from the Pacific Northwest! I will be doing a signing at the wonderful comics store called ZANADU on June 25th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. All my books and comics will be available, as well as my DVD and T-Shirts. This should be really fun.

I met some of the store's employees at the Emerald City Comicon, and was pleased to hear that many were fans of my work. One of them has one of my drawing tatooed on her shoulder!! I dropped by the store a couple of months ago and was very impressed by the excellent selection and the friendliness of the staff. If you live within driving distance of Seattle, you should definitely check this place out! Here's the address: ZANADU COMICS, 1923 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101, PH: 206-443-1316

June 13, 2003

New Addition to the Fan Art Gallery by Roger Borelli

This morning, I received a great email from one of Disney's computer wiz. This is what he wrote:

My name is Roger Borelli and I am a CG Modeler here at Disney Feature Animation. I have been here for about 1 year now and like it a lot.

The reason I am emailing you is that I bought your book "Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z" and like it a lot! The designs are wonderful! So I decided ot make one of them into a 3D model in my spare time at home. I modeled [the] Xerus and have posted an image of it on the web. Here is the link to it in case you would like to see it. I hope you like what I have done with your great 2d design and I hope it is ok that I post it.

Thank you for making such wonderful designs. I really want to turn some of your other 2d designs in "Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z" into 3d.


June 12, 2003


Yesterday, I went to my local comic store (Cosmic Comics) and picked up, among other things, the latest issue of Diamond's Previews (June 2003). I like to get the catalog every month to see what's coming up in the world of comics and illustrated literature. Anyway, I found this cool plug on page 375. Click here to read it.

I'm glad to see that Diamond keeps on pushing my work!

June 10, 2003

Guest of Honor at Anthrocon 2004

Last year, I received an email from Sam Conway, one of the organizers of the annual Anthrocon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He asked me if I'd be willing to be a Guest of Honor for Anthrocon 2003. Unfortunately, I had to decline due to a conflicting schedule with the San Diego Comic-Con. He replied, "How about 2004?", adding that the convention would cover all the expenses for my beloved wife and I. Well, how could I say no to that?


A couple of weeks ago, Sam asked me if I could do a little drawing (advertising Anthrocon 2004) to be included in this year's program. Initially, the theme of next year's convention was going to be "zoot suit". So, I came up with the little graphic on the left. Then, they changed the theme to "summer games" and apologetically asked me if I could have another stab at it. The drawing on the right is what I came up with.

June 2 , 2003

New Interview on SciFiDimensions.com

At the Atlanta Comicon, I met John C. Snider, the chief editor of the Science-Fiction on-line magazine called SciFiDimensions.com. He came by my table and asked me if I would be willing to be interviewed for his magazine. I said "sure, why not!". Throughout the convention we tried to hook-up for a chat, but unfortunately my busy schedule made it impossible to do so. A couple of weeks after the con, I received an email from John. He asked me if we could do the interview via email since we never got to do it in person in Atlanta. Always eager to please, I joyfully agreed. Well folks, here it is!

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