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August 31st, 2006

Announcement from Sideshow Collectibles

Let this rabbit hippity-hop his way to your house!

This Second Chance opportunity for the 2006 Comic-Con Exclusive Scorpion Tail Rabbit won't last long! Only a VERY small number of these cute, but deadly, bunnies have become available - first come, first served, while supplies last!

August 29th, 2006

Frenzied Fauna Reviewed @ MonsterLibrarian.com

"Frenzied Fauna is an incredibly imaginative animal alphabet book by artist Michel Gagne. Gagne's animals are drawn in fantastic and sometimes scary ways, with spikes, teeth, tusks, and a half dozen eyes." (read more...)
-- Monster Librarian

August 27th, 2006

Rex Tattoos

Some people just can't get enough of Rex! Check out these two emails I received this week:

Subject: Tattoo inspired by your art
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 10:10 AM

Hi Mr. Gagne,
My name is Niki and my husband got a chance to meet you at Comic-Con this summer. You might not remember but he bought an autographed copy of "A search for Meaning, the Story of Rex". I had seen this story in a collection of your works a few months ago and was so touched by Rex's travels, especially through insanity, that I knew I had to get him tattooed. Here is a photo of that tattoo:

Thank you for creating beautiful work,

Mechanical Bunny Boutique


Subject: Gagne Tattoo
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 6:16 PM

I am a quite a fan of Gagne's work, and have been to the website many times, but for some reason i never thought to send you a picture of my tattoo.

I got it in dayton, OH a few years ago. It wraps around my upper arm and says "and so rex knew that the journey he began would surely last an entire life span". In hindsight, i wish i didn't add the text, because strangers are always grabbing my arm and trying to read it. This gets ackward, because the text wraps around my arm too, and the shoulder joint doesn't like to move that way.

Everybody loves this tattoo, and after i explain what it means and who you are they all say they are gonna rush out and buy the book! Whether they do or not is still up for speculation. Anyway, i just thought you would want to see this. Feel free to post it on the website..

Aaron Bauer

Click here to see more tattoos.

August 23rd, 2006

My Story for Flight 4

I just wrapped up the new chapter of "The Saga of Rex" that will be featured in Flight 4. This one is 32 pages and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I'll be shipping the files to Kazu Kibuishi (editor extraordinaire) this week. The whole saga is really starting to take shape.

The work I've seen for Flight 4 so far is looking tremendous. This might very well be the best volume yet! Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until next June before you can pick it up.

Check out Flight's official blog here.

August 20th, 2006

More Exposure in Singapore's Prime Toy Magazine

I think the folks at Playtimes Magazine must like my work. Last April, they had a two-page spread on the Insanely Twisted Rabbits Collectibles. And now in the latest issue, they once again featured my work in a cool two-page spread. This time they reviewed two of my books: "Odd Numbers" and "Insanely Twisted Rabbits". It's nice to see my work getting exposure in the Asian countries.

Click here for a larger view.

Check out Playtimes magazine's official website.

August 15th, 2006

"Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets" at Siggraph 2006

When it was announced that "Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets" would be shown at Siggraph 2006's Electronic Theater, Mike Hogue, who animated on 3/4 of the shorts, immediately purchased tickets to go partake in the event. Unfortunately, I had other commitments and couldn't attend, so I made Mike promise that he'd send me a full report upon his return. Here it is!

August 8th, 2006

XEKO's site gets a facelift!

XéKO's official website has been completely redesigned. Mike Grigg put it together and I think he did a fabulous job!

Go to XéKO's official site.

I was invited to create several of the site's components including the masthead, the navigational leaves, the vines and the "Agent Zone". Many of my card illustrations are also featured.

If you are interested in ordering the game or the booster packs, you can do it directly from us (which is always appreciated).

Check out "Michel's Art of XéKO" here.

August 5th, 2006

The Saga of Rex - Preview

One of my projects I'm the most excited about these days is my big 160-page graphic novel The Saga of Rex. Chapters from the story are being serialized in Flight and the response has been very positive.

Click on the image above for a 15-page peek at "Underworld" featured in Flight 3.

More Reviews for Flight 3:

- Static Multimedia
- Silver Bullet Comics

August 1st, 2006

Back to Bellingham

It's good to be home!

This year's San Diego Comic-Con was just insane. At an estimated 140 000 attendees, it was too crowded, too noisy and too exhausting. We will be taking a break from having a booth at this event for the foreseable future. Due to my lack of enthusiasm, I won't be doing a report this year. Sorry.

Our booth

A big thank you to Thom and Rhonda Trainor who helped us with the booth, and to my friends, fans and everyone who stopped by.

Although I didn't enjoy the Comic-Con very much, the trip to California was very fruitful in itself. Lots of exciting meetings. I'm very enthused about several projects ranging from publishing, movies and games that are presenting themselves to me. The next several months will be very busy. Of course, I'll keep everyone here posted as things evolve. Cheers!


Flight 4 Preview on Newsarama

Flight 3 Review on Aint-It-Cool-News


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