Michel Gagné's Miscellaneous Art Gallery
Cover for APATOONS San Diego Sampler #3 (Summer 2003)

On Sunday, June 29th, I received a phone call from my good buddy Bob Miller. Bob asked if he could commission me to do the cover of the upcoming issue of APATOONS. When I asked what he had in mind, he replied, "Why don't you do something with the robots from your short film Prelude to Eden". And so, I did!

To give you an idea of what Apatoons is about, I copied this little bit of info from their website:

"Apatoons is an Amateur Press Association about animated cartoons. If you're not familiar with APAs (which have been around for more than a hundred years), think of them as a sort of private World Wide Web on paper. Each of our members (who are limited to 25 in number) produces a self-published, self-written fanzine/newsletter for our bimonthly mailings, with reviews, news, history, artwork, humor, and anything else that's at least sort of related to the topic of animation. In the past, members have also received such goodies as cels, vintage animation collectibles, and more.

Members send 31 copies of their contributions to the Fearless Leader, who collates them, adds a section of news clippings, and staples the whole thing into a publication that's typically from 100-250 pages in length. Every member gets a copy; the only costs of membership go to pay for postage, envelopes, and the like.
We've been doing this since 1982 and have published over a hundred issues."