Mini Bio (1)
Michel Gagne was born in Quebec, Canada. As a young man, he studied animation at Sheridan College School of Visual Arts in Ontario, Canada.
In 1985, he began a highly successful career drawing characters, special effects and conceptual designs for companies such as Don Bluth Animation, Warner Bros., Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network and many more. Gagné's work has appeared in films such as "The Iron Giant", "Osmosis Jones", the "Star Wars: Clones Wars" animated short films, "The Land Before Time", "All Dogs Go to Heaven", "An American Tail", and numerous others. His 3 ½ minute independent short film, "Prelude to Eden", is a favorite among animation students and teachers, and has played in festivals throughout the world. Michel was honored by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, with four Annie Award nominations. He continues to design and consult on major film projects.
Teaming up with his beloved wife Nancy, the creator made the jump to print in 1998 with his critically acclaimed first book, "A Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex", and the birth of GAGNE International Press. Since then, the library has expanded to include many more releases, solidifying Gagne's reputation as an independent publisher. Titles such as "The Mystery of He", "The Great Shadow Migration", "The Bird, the Spider, and the Octopus", "Frenzied Fauna: From A to Z", "Zed", "The Towers of Numar", "Parables: An Anthology", "Freaky Flora: From A to Z", Odd Numbers, and the highly popular "Insanely Twisted Rabbits" have earned Gagne a worldwide following.
Michel's first foray into the world of mainstream comics was in 2002, when he was given carte blanche to write and illustrate a 40-page Batman story for DC Comics. His bizarre and highly controversial tale, "Spore", was serialized in "Detective Comics" #776-780.
Among his other creative endeavors, Michel has experimented in a variety of mediums including sculptures, paintings and mixed-medias. He lives peacefully with his wife and two dogs, in the Pacific Northwest.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michel Gagne