November 27 , 2002

Last September, I received an email from a fellow named Alex Pardee. Alex wrote that he was a big fan of my work and asked me if I'd be interested in contributing to his latest project: a series of four books entitled "Bunny With". The books will feature 1000 twisted bunnies!

A month after receiving the email, I did a trade show called APEX in Los Angeles. To my surprise, Alex was exhibiting at the table right across from mine. We shook hands as we introduced each other, and Alex gave me a bag full of his books. When I got home after the show, I had a look at his work and was truly impressed. Alex is quite a talent. Demented, spooky, disturbing, twisted and unsettling are words that come to mind when looking at his work (and I mean that as a good thing!).

Anyhow, here's the rabbit I drew for his book. Check out Alex's site at

November 24 , 2002

We arrived in Bellingham, Washington! We're unboxing our stuff and setting up our new house. We live in a nice, woodsy area, very quiet and inspirational. I'm anxious to get back to the drawing board. I predict that I'll come up with some really good stuff in the months (years) ahead. I'm energized.

To top it all, we just formed a partnership with one of the best toy companies in the business. We will make the big announcement very soon. Stay tuned for all the upcoming details!


We've resumed our shipping schedule, so your orders will once again be shipped within 48 hours. Thanks for the support and be happy!

November 9 , 2002

"Farewell Los Angeles" Signing

Saturday, November 9th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Golden Apple Comics, 7711 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

This is my last signing in the Los Angeles area before our move to Washington State on November 12th. It also coincides with the release of Detective Comics #776 which features part one of my demented Batman story. Come and say goodbye, shed some tears, have some cake and get your signed copy of DC 776! My other books will also be available, so you can complete your Gagné collection if you wish. See you there!

November 6 , 2002


Wednesday, November 6, 2002 • 7:00pm panel discussion • Glendale Central Library 22 E. Harvard Street Glendale, CA Upstairs main auditorium • (818) 548-2030 Parking in the lot across Harvard will be validated. Admission: $3 for ASIFA-Hollywood members • $6 for non-members • This is an open event. No RSVP required. Tickets sold at the door.

Ever since the days of Winsor McCay, the worlds of animation and comics have been closely connected, with many artists doing double-duty in both fields.

In this special ASIFA-Hollywood industry event, we'll take a look at some of today's top animation artists who also create their own comics. Among the artists joining us for the event are Michel Gagné, Mike Kazaleh, Milton Knight, Mike Kunkel and Gabe Swarr. Animation Blast editor Amid Amidi moderates this exciting evening of discussion and idea exchanges. There'll be discussion about all aspects of the comics field - the economics of self-publishing, work-for-hire comics based on pre-existing animated characters, how to create successful properties and promote your work, and the all-important issue of distribution. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

If you've ever thought of publishing your own comic, or want to hear stories of how other animation artists are finding success in the comics field, this is a panel well worth your time.

Panelists include: Amid Amidi (moderator), Michel Gagné, Gabe Swarr, Milton Knight, Mike Kazaleh, Mike Kunkel.

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