April 29th, 2005
Volume Two reviewed by Randy
Lander at The
first Flight roster was made up mostly
of names that comic readers wouldn't
know, even though a lot of these creators
had worked on comic fan-friendly animated
projects, or more widely seen commercial
art or webcomics. With the reputation
of Flight firmly established, volume
two sees some more established names
joining the roster. Michel Gagne, who
has his own comic Zed as well as having
done backups in Detective Comics, opens
the book with the visually stunning
wordless tale of a normal-looking fox
enduring the dangers of his homeworld
with the help of a mysterious alien.
Doug TenNapel, of Tommysaurus Rex and
Creature Tech fame, enters the fray
with a bizarre and charming tale of
two anthropomorphic friends throwing
a tea party that reads like a cross
between kids' cartoon Maisy and TenNapel's
own twisted Earthworm Jim. Demo's Becky
Cloonan delivers some visual poetry
with lyrics by Greek cartoonist Vasilis
Lolos that looks almost like a comic
book version of a music video. And
Bone's Jeff Smith delivers an all-too-brief
but still fun four-pager about two
friends walking through space while
one suffers ultimately dangerous hunger
-- Randy Lander
April 28th, 2005
cover for ZED #6
a picture of an unused cover I did for
created the cover about a year before I
actually did the inside pages.
completed the issue, I
didn't feel like the cover worked stylistically
with the inside of the book. It felt flat
before sending the book to the printer,
put together a new cover (which I liked
much better). I hope you'll agree. You
can click on either picture for a larger
#6 will be in stores in about a
month. Don't miss it!
April 24th, 2005
for Sale at Gallery Nucleus
are three original pieces of artwork I have
for sale at Gallery Nucleus. Click
here for more information. You can
also click on any of the pictures for a larger
Rex's New Friend
Michel Gagné 2005
Ink and color pencil on paper
7.5" x 9.5" | Sold
Moebius Rabbit (Original from the book "Insanely
Michel Gagné 1992
color pencil on paper
4.75" x 4.75" | $300
Too Tall (original from "A
Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex")
Michel Gagné 1997
Ink and Letratone on Paper
6" x 13.75" | $300
April 21st, 2005
wait is over: Odd Numbers is now available!
here to view an 11-page preview.
books ordered from our site are signed and discounted.
April 15th, 2005
Volume Two reviewed at The Fourth Rail
maturity and thoughtfulness shine through in much of
the material in this volume, most of the stories boast
a charming innocence. Doug TenNapel's slightly surreal
and twisted story of a tea party, for example, is hilarious,
but it's the simplicity of the main character's motives
constrasted against the more bizarre elements that
from which the short story derives its strength. Though
the mood shifts from story to story, there's an overall
playfulness to the book that's rather soothing and
welcome. Another recurring trait is a sense of the
surreal, of a dream-like fluidity. Given that quality,
Michel Gagne was the perfect choice to open the book.
His cute yet organic style captures that weirdness
perfectly but presents it in a most beautiful light." (read
-- Don MacPherson
April 9th, 2005
Volume Two is almost at the stores!
check this out!
if you think that's impressive, check
out the Preview here!
April 7th, 2005
Fauna Still Available from Last Gasp
the recent months, I've received many emails asking
if we were ever going to reprint Frenzied Fauna:
From A to Z. The answer is: we simply don't know.
I just found out that one of our distributor, Last
Gasp, still has copies for sale. If you're missing
the book and would like to complete your Gagné collection,
this is your chance.
here to order from Last Gasp.
the way, today is my birthday. I just turned 40. Wow,
April 2nd, 2005
who come here regularly will notice a big change in
the home and news page. I have essentially combined
both. This way, the main page will be a lot more informative
and up to date. It should also make the website easier
to navigate. Of course, the gut of the site will remain
the same. That would be too much of a task for me to
fix it all.
Kabuishi is the one who suggested I do this about a
year ago. It's been in the back of my mind ever since.
night, I was looking at Kazu's "Flight" website,
admiring the way the home page was set up. I uploaded
the layout in my computer to analyze it.
this triggered a chain of events and here we are. I
feel like my new layout is a total rip-off of Kazu's
site, but I don't think he'll mind.
April 1st, 2005
Crew Exhibit at Gallery Nucleus
week, I received an email from Kazu
Kibuishi telling me about an upcoming art show
from the "Flight crew". He kindly asked me
if I could submit a piece, since my name was already
on the back of the promotional flyer.
I just can't say no to Kazu, so I did a little ink
and color pencil drawing of Rex with a strange monster,
framed it and shipped it to the gallery. Click
here for a larger view.
I won't be able to attend the opening, but it should
be a terrific show. If you're in the Los Angeles area
make sure you check it out. Click
here to see some of the artwork that will be featured.
Pictured on the right is the flyer for the show, featuring
a wonderful inkwash image by Jake Parker:
FLIGHT gallery show will have its opening reception
on Saturday, April 16th, from 7pm to midnight at Gallery
30 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Mon - Thurs 12pm to 9pm
Fri - Sun 11am to 10pm