PRESS RELEASE -
GAGNÉ'S NEW HARDCOVER BOOK "THE TOWERS OF
NUMAR" SHIPS IN JUNE
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.
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."
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.
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.
more information, visit www.gagneint.com.
Addition to the Fan
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!
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.
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:
started back in 1990...
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
it's not a very good story, is it? It doesn't even explain
where the CLIFF concept originated...
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!"
after announcing my involvement with the Star
Wars: Clone Wars series, I was contacted by
Jennifer M. Contino from COMICON.com
PULSE for an interview. Click
here to read the interview.