April 26
, 2004

Rex meets Usagi Yojimbo

A few months ago, Stan Sakai (famed creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and I were invited to be guests of honor at the upcoming 2004 Anthrocon convention in Philadelphia.

Like most conventions, one of the guest of honor is asked to create a cover image for the program. Instead of tossing a coin to decide which one of us should take on the responsibility, we decided to collaborate.

This was a fun project and I think it turned out rather well. You can click here for a larger view.

I also did a pinup for the inside of the program (image on the right). Click here to view a larger version.

April 21, 2004

People with Tattoos

It really blows my mind when I meet people who have my drawings tattooed on their bodies. That truly is the most extreme form of flattery. From all the reports I get, it sounds like my art is "branding" an increasing amount of fans.

Here's a picture I received, just a few days ago, from a fan named Joost who lives in Amsterdam.

If my art is tattooed on your skin, send me a picture!

April 16, 2004

Another Insanely Twisted Rabbit for the Fan Art Gallery

Here's another cool drawing (click on image for a larger view) that was sent to me with the following email:

I was browsing through the internet not too long ago and i came across your website, I was really intrigued by your style of artworks, and i thought that i would try my hand at making a twisted bunny myself. I attached what I came up with, I hope you like it [enough] to add to your beautiful selection of fan art! Hopefully one day I might have a portfolio of your status as well, very vey nice work!

- Nikki Neal

You can visit Nikki's website at www.angelfire.com/cantina/booboo.

April 12, 2004

Atlanta Comicon 2004 on April 17 & 18, 2004

Once again, I've been invited to be a guest at the Atlanta Comicon. Last year's convention was a lot of fun (click here to read my report) and I'm really looking forward to be there once again. The con will take place at the Gwinnett Civic Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097. If you attend, make sure you stop by my table to say hi. Click here to visit the official site.

April 7, 2004

An Insanely Twisted Rabbit by Kelly Peters

While navigating the web a few days ago, I came across this cool drawing (Click on image for a larger view). It was posted on the Yerf Gallery with the following caption:

"OK, there's this guy, Michel Gagne (look him up) he is way too incredible. He did this book, Insanely Twisted Rabbits. It inspired this."

I was very flattered by the comment, so I sent the artist, Kelly Peters, an email asking if I could feature her bunny on my site. She was delighted to hear from me and gladly agreed.

For more sample of Kelly's artwork, visit her site at http://www.linedots.com.

April 2, 2004

Interview with Michel on Newsarama.com

April 1, 2004

Creatures of Katrana debut on Superdudes.net

On January 23rd, I was contacted by Brian Selzer, the chief content officer for SuperNation, LLC. Here is part of the email he sent me:

"I really like your work. Great stuff!

I head up content for a popular website called Superdudes.net, and I would be interested in having you create some art for our site right away.

In particular, check out our Mobius Arena game, and the Expansion Packs we are offering. This is an extremely popular challenge game online. And we are offering players to create custom decks with new cards each month.



Check it out, and let me know what you think. I am open to having you work on a theme that you would be into. Our next deck is called Gothic Asylum,and that might be perfect for your style."

After exchanging a few more emails and agreeing on terms, I created a set of 10 images called The Creatures of Katrana for the Mobius Arena's April expansion pack. This is a very fun game and I'd recommend anyone to check it out. Here is more info about Superdudes.net and the Mobius Arena:

Superdudes.net – Unleash the Hero Within!

Superdudes.net is the fastest growing entertainment site with nearly 1 million members. The site focuses on role-playing, gaming, and community features. Positioned as a cross-media brand, Superdudes is on target to follow the success of Pokemon, Neopets, or Yu-Gi-oh. Superdudes is also dedicated to empowering people to take positive action in their communities.

Create your own unique character and join in the Superdudes Adventure. As Knowledge Knuggets (Knuggs) are collected, members grow stronger, and aid the story heroes in preventing Decay from destroying the Universe. Members are active for hours at a time in order to earn more Knuggs, and rise up the charts as a hero. Top heroes can end up being featured in offline media. Comic Books and an Animated Series are in development.

The Mobius Arena is where Superdudes go head-to-head and battling each other. In this simulated battle, the winner is able to capture the losers head. There have been over 5 million challenges to date in the Mobius Arena. New card themes are available on the Superdudes.net web site monthly (Expansion Packs). The animated cards allow the players to Power Up, Block, Attack, and more.

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