31 - February 2, 2003
will be signing at the Golden Apple Comics
booth all 3 days (Jan 31 - Feb 2) of the Pasedena Comic
Book convention. Please come and say hi if you happen
to be in the neighborhood. This should be a fun time
as I'm looking forward to see a lot of my friends from
the L.A. area. There's also a very impressive guest
list including: Stan Lee, Rob Zombie, Dave Stevens,
John Romita Jr. & Sr and many many more. Click
here for additional details, schedule and the full
guest list. The
address for the event is:
300 E. Green Street
is a little drawing of Zed (my
comic book hero) that was e-mailed to me by artist
/ animator Royden Lepp. I thought
it was totally adorable. One of the cutest thing
I've ever seen! I just had to share it with you.
Royden also wrote that he was currently working
on his first storybook. I can't wait to see it!
nominations for the 2003 URSA Major Awards
are in! I'm happy to report that my book "A
Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex" received
a nomination in the "Best Anthropomorphic - Other
Click here for the full
list of nominees.
The Ursa Major Awards are Anthropomorphic
(a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalents of s-f fandom's
Hugo Awards, mystery fandom's Anthony Awards, horror
fandom's Bram Stoker Awards, and so forth. The Ursa
Majors are administered and presented by The
ConFurence Group, a membership organization dedicated
to promoting anthropomorphic fandom-related events.
Nominations for the awards are open to the public, but
voting on the final ballot is limited to members of
the annual ConFurence convention. The physical award
consists of an illustrated trophy certificate or plaque,
designed each year by one of the ConFurence's Artist
O'Shea, one of the leading comic reviewers, devoted
his last column to my work. Tim reviewed the first installment
of Batman:Spore a couple of months
ago and hated it! A month later, his opinion started
to shift when he reviewed the second installment. It
seems that now, Tim has been fully converted, which
makes me happy since I enjoy reading his reviews and
I'd rather be on his good side! Check out the article
NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
just got back from a little vacation in Vancouver and
I'm ready to hit the drawing board. I've got a lot of
super cool projects in the works which I'm really jazzed
the animation front, it looks like the Pixar gig (Brad
Bird's film) will continue without me. They were very
happy with the work I produced, although they decided
to go another route for the special effects.
day following my discussion with Pixar, the director
of another animation project contacted me about creating
special effects for his show. Like I've stated before,
I only take film projects if they inspire me. Well,
I'm quite excited about this one. The work will probably
begin this month and I'll fill you in on the details
as soon as the deal is done.
the publishing end, I will have a couple of new books
(maybe 3) coming out in 2003. One of them is a 200-page
graphic novel for adults only! This is definitely not
a book you'll want to buy for your kids.
5-part Batman story entitled SPORE,
will keep running in Detective Comics until March. The
newest issue (#778) featuring part #3, came out in comic
stores this week.
a reminder - I'm buying 100 copies of each installment,
which I will sell as a complete set through my site
(starting in March) and at conventions. Every set will
be signed and will sell for the added cover price of
the five issues (same as if you were to buy it on the
the right is one of the pages of the third installment.
You can click on it for a larger version.
then there are the toys. June 2003 will mark the debut
of the Gagné Collection. The press release outlining
our deal with SideShow
Toys and Collectibles will be out very soon. I will
post it on this very page in the upcoming days.