March 29, 2003

I will be signing at COSMIC COMICS, 1905 Cornwall, Bellingham, Washington on Saturday March 29, 2003 from 1:00 to 4:00. This is my first store signing in my new hometown, and that's both scary and exciting. I'm not sure how much of a following I have around here, so if your a fan (or intrigued by my work) and you happen to be in the neighborhood, please come on by. All my books will be available as well as the Batman: Spore sets, t-shirts and dvds. I'll also be doing free sketches with any purchase. Hope to see you there! Here is their phone number in case you have any questions: 360-734-8058.

March 27, 2003

Our new book The Towers of Numar is currently being solicited in April's Previews. Check out our ad on page 403 and please make sure your local retailer knows about it!

Three of my limited edition books (The Mystery of He, The Great Shadow Migration and The Bird, The Spider and the Octopus) are also being featured on the same page. Diamond is almost out of these books and so are we. This will most likely be your last chance to get them.

March 25, 2003

- Sold Out -

We just sold the last full set of our limited edition books ( A Search for Meaning, The Mystery of He, The Great Shadow Migration,and The Bird, the Spider and the Octopus).

March 21, 2003 just opened a Graphic Novel Store , and I'm very happy to report that my book "Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z" was selected to be featured in the "all ages and humor" section. Check it out and browse through some of the other titles, there's some really good stuff.

March 20, 2003

The second printing of our most popular book is now available through our site again! And to celebrate the re-release, I will do a free sketch of an "insanely twisted rabbit" to everyone who orders the book before April 30th! Click here for more details

March 19, 2003


All our books are now available through Baker and Taylor, a leading supplier of books, movies, music, and information products to libraries and retailers worldwide. For a complete list of our distributors, click here.

March 18, 2003

Click here to read my latest interview. Comic reviewer/journalist Tim O'Shea, from ORCA Fresh, asked questions about my little stint with DC Comics, the URSA Major Awards, moving to the Pacific Northwest and a lot more.

March 16, 2003

I added 6 new illustrations to the Gallery, from my upcoming book The Towers of Numar. Just click on the icons below to check them out!

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March 15, 2003

The Small Press Magazine just gave a great review to Zed: Volume One. And to top it all, Zed (the comic series) also made their top ten list of 2002.

March 14, 2003

I just learned that two of my books (Frenzied Fauna and Insanely Twisted Rabbits) made the Bud Plant Comic Art 2002 Bestseller's List. That's cool!

Here's what Bud had to say: "Michel has beat the odds and carved out a niche for himself in the world of illustrated books. Not quite children's books, these are wild and funny and very, very imaginative. Gagné worked on The Iron Giant and you'll recognize his work easily. His books began as black and white limited editions of just 1000; now he's a regular at San Diego Comic-Con and is doing not only books, but a comic series, too."

March 11, 2003



Bellingham, WA, March 2003 - Gagné International Press will release Michel Gagné's eighth hardcover title in June, just in time for San Diego's Comic-Con.

Gagné recently completed a stint on "Detective Comics" with the highly controversial back-up story, "Spore". He is currently designing the special effects for the upcoming "Star Wars: Clone Wars" animated short films. Between both projects, he found the time to complete his new full color graphic storybook "The Towers of Numar".

"I wrote the story for The Towers of Numar over two years ago, and I just couldn't nail an illustration style," said Michel. "After moving to the Pacific Northwest last fall, I got a total bust of inspiration and all the pieces fell in place."

The book tells the story of Meeka, an awesome little creature with a constant need to create. Eventually, her compulsion leads her to a feat of engineering so great, that it changes not only the fate of her world, but the very foundation of the universe.

"The Towers of Numar" will solicit through Diamond in April's Previews (book section) and will also be available through other distributors such as Diamond Books Distributors (Diamond's sister company), Last Gasp, Cold Cut Distribution, FM International and Ingram. The book is hardcover, full color, 8" x 10" and retails at $14.95. It will be available at the GAGNÉ International Press booth at San Diego Comic-Con and can also be ordered directly from their website.

For more information, visit

March 8, 2003

New Addition to the Fan Art Gallery

At one of my signings, at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, a nice guy named Raoul Guerra brought me a great little sculpture of my comic creation ZED. It was one of the nicest gifts anyone has ever given me! I've had it sitting on my animation desk for about a year now, and finally just got around to taking a picture for my Fan Art Gallery. Thanks Raoul, I love it!

March 2, 2003

Last February at the Seattle Comicon, a nice lad named Walt Parrish came to my booth. He was armed with a sketchbook filled with drawings of characters poised on the edge of a cliff. The names of the artists who had done the drawings read like a veritable who's who of the comic industry. He kindly asked me if I would like to contribute a sketch to his "cliff" collection. I agreed and scribbled the drawing you see on the right.

A few weeks later, Walt sent me an email with a link to his amazing "Cliff Gallery". I asked him to give me a little history on how the whole thing began and this is what he wrote:

"it started back in 1990...

I was at my first comic convention in Tacoma, WA and two of my favorite artists were there: Sergio Aragones & Stan Sakai. I noticed people walking around with doodles from each and thought, "Hey, why not ask them to draw their characters (Groo and Usagi Yojimbo) facing each other on opposite cliffs?" and so the idea was born.

Hmmm... it's not a very good story, is it? It doesn't even explain where the CLIFF concept originated...

How about this: I'm afraid of heights, so I ask people to draw fictional characters on cliffs to help me psychologically. Conquering the fear of heights, one sketch at a time! That sounds better!"

March 1, 2003

Shortly after announcing my involvement with the Star Wars: Clone Wars series, I was contacted by Jennifer M. Contino from PULSE for an interview. Click here to read the interview.

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