For those who are interested, I just put up the cover of Zed #3. Click here.


I added a couple of FX designs to the gallery. One is from The Iron Giant and the other from Osmosis Jones. Click here to have a look.

Speaking of Osmosis Jones, there is a review up on Cartoon Research web site (click here). One of the line is "The effects animation in the film deserve special mention - some of the best I've ever seen". Well... I haven't seen the finished film yet, but I can say that my effects animation team really pulled through on this one, and I do consider the work I did on Osmosis to be the best FX work I have done so far (my position on the film was Special Effects Animation Artistic Supervisor). Can't wait to see how it all turned out!

I'm glad to report that I will be hosting a one and a half hour presentation entitled The Unpredictable Art of Michel Gagné at this summer's San Diego Comic-Con. The presentation will take place on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30-7pm in room 16A. For more information about the Comic-Con, click here.

Prelude to Eden aired on the Sci Fi Channel (with my interview) last Sunday and judging from the response, it was a hit - It is currently rating in the top 5 of the season. Go check out the Prelude web page on SciFi.com and if you feel like it, give it a good rating to help keep it in the charts! Click here.

For those of you who haven't bought my first book A Search For Meaning: The Story of Rex and are thinking about it, now might be the time. We have only 100 copies left in our warehouse (garage). Our sales on Amazon (and everywhere else) are steadily going up and we expect to sell out shortly. We will have the remainder for sale at the Comic-Con. It's very likely that the book will be gone after that. To buy from Amazon.com, click here.


When I joined the Warner Brothers Feature Animation division in 1993, the studio was still trying to decide which film they were going to green light. During the six months or so, before I was assigned head of effects on The Quest for Camelot, I worked in the visual developement department, contributing to various projects such as Blue Beard, King Tut and Shangri-La. One of my assignments was to create designs for the ghosts of the 8 murdered wives of Blue Beard. Click here to check out what I came up with.


This is it! The US broadcast premiere of Prelude To Eden! Make sure you mark your calenders, especially if the only version of the film you've seen is the abysmal streaming version that's on the web. The segment will also feature an interview with yours truly. The show is called Exposure and it will air on the SciFi Channel on Sunday, June 17 at 11pm ET/PT with a repeat on the following Friday at 2am ET/PT. The line-up for this episode is as follows: Evil Hill, Game With No Rules, Prelude To Eden and E-Lectricity. Please be sure to watch and tell all your friends!! Click here for more details.

Just wrapped up Zed #2, and I'm very very happy with the results! It's going to the printer on Friday and should be available locally (in L.A.) in about a month. I'll have plenty of copies for the San-Diego Comic-Con also. The book will actually ship nationwide through Diamond Comics in November. For those who don't live in L.A. and can't wait to get your copy, you will be able to order it from Amazon.com in about one month. To see a preview of the cover and some inside pages click here.

Click here to check out the Zed press release on the Animation Artist site.

Amazon.com keeps selling out! They are very conservative in their orders resulting in our books constantly selling out and showing "on order - usually ship within 1 to 2 weeks" instead of the usual "usually ship within 24 hours". Please do not let that discourage you from ordering from them. We constantly have shipments in transit to their warehouse so you should get your books very quickly.


I have been working my tail off on Zed issue 2 and it should go to the printer in about 3 weeks. I have some space left in the letter column so please, if you are one of the lucky one who has read issue 1, send your comments (good or bad) right away and you might very well see your letter printed in issue 2. And don't forget about the signing at Golden Apple this weekend. If you already own all the books come anyway for a free sketch!

For those of you who can read french, go check out the anouncement about the release of Zed #1, on an excellent comic related French-Canadian site. Click here.

AtomFilms has put up a profile page of yours truly. I even have my own forum where I can answer your questions. Click here.

Finally, I did a few updates in the Gallery (added a whole bunch of paintings) so go have a look. If there are any particular things you would be interested in seeing, let me know. There is a lot more to come.


The dates of my next two signings are:

May 22 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505.

May 26 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Golden Apple Comics, 7711 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

At Dark Delicacies I'll be signing next to master of the macabre, Bernie Wrightson. His work for DC Comics and his illustrations for the Frankenstein novel are legendary. It should be interesting to meet the man behind the myth.

Golden Apple are setting up a "Michel Gagné display" in their front window for the 2 weeks previous to the signing. Bill, the owner, really beleives in my work and wants all the fans to know that they are "the place" to get my books and comics!

I had a tour of the Stan Winston Studios yesterday. It was really cool. One of their FX supervisor (Speilberg's A.I.) Lindsay Mc Gowan is a big fan of my books. I met him at the L.A. Festival of Books a couple of weeks ago. He asked me if I'd consider doing some design work for them and invited me for a tour of the studio. I saw a lot of dinosaurs heads and weird creatures. My kinda place!


The L.A. Festival of Books last weekend went really well. The whole staff at the Golden Apple booth was awesome. I had the pleasure to sign side by side with two very talented people from the comic industry. George Gladir has been writing Archie comics since 1959. He's a really swell guy with quite a following. It was a pleasure to make his aquaintance. The other artist I shared the stage with was Dan Fraga. Dan is a talented guy who has done a lot of different things in comics. He has his own series through Image called Gear Station. You can check his website by clicking here.

I will be doing two more signings at the end of the month. Tune in next week for all the details.

Zed will be available to order from Amazon.com in about a week or so. You can pre-order your copy now for a measly $2.95 by clicking here.

I completely revamped the whole book section earlier this week. It's more colorful and a lot easier to navigate. If you haven't seen it yet, go have a peek!