Michel Gagné Unveils "Parables: An Anthology" in February

Bellingham, WA, November 2003 - Gagné International Press will release Parables: An Anthology in February 2004. This collected edition will reprint Gagné's first four books in one single volume.

Four times Annie Award Nominee Michel Gagné is well known for his animation and design work on movies such as The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones and more recently, the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series. His quirky art books, such as Insanely Twisted Rabbits and Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z, have earned him a worldwide following.

Parables: An Anthology will collect Gagné’s sold out and highly sought-after limited edition storybooks: A Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex (B&W edition), The Mystery of He, The Great Shadow Migration and The Bird, the Spider and the Octopus. Although there have been several requests to reprint some of the individual volumes, it was not an option for Gagné. "We didn’t feel it would be fair to the collectors who own those books", he said. "We wanted to make sure that the original editions would remain unique. We thought that a compilation would be the perfect compromise: keep the collectors happy while introducing the material to a wider audience. These stories are very close to my heart and I’m delighted to bring them back in print."

Parables: An Anthology will be printed on high grade cream paper; will feature a special introduction by Gagné and a pencil sketch gallery. It will solicit through Diamond in December's Previews and will be available simultaneously in soft and hard cover. It will retail at $18.95 and $26.95 respectively.

For more information visit www.gagneint.com.

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