Saturday, 17 March 2012

Profile of Michel Gagne


Fig 1: Michel

Bio-
Michel Gagne born in 1965 is a Canadian cartoonist. Gagne studied in Classical Animation at Sheridan College and worked for Sullivan Bluth Studios for six years, working on films as An American Tail, The Land before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven. These were great films made by Gagne.

Gagne also has got into comics and illustrated fiction. Gagne’s first book, A Quest for Meaning: The Story of Rex was self-published in 1998. More books did follow after. He is currently producing a serialized comic book which was batman and this was serialized in #776-780 in January-May 2003.


Fig 2: Detective comics

The image that’s from the detective comics is really well done in black and white. The look of batman in the background is very mysterious due to the fad of black from his cape blends to the background behind him. Michel uses his techniques in a way to know different styles and try making his work different to other artist. This really is a good thing because it’s great to understand you own way of the style that you create and make.  

Michel’s work is very different as an artist he knows a wider range. Richard states “The beauty of Gagne’s work is that he holds an almost universal appeal. His simple stories and delightful, uncluttered and clean lines on the page draw in children and adults alike.” (Richard) Michel’s work is fascinating and that the work he creates in very interesting as it’s got a unique style to the way his work is created. The work he makes has appeal to kids but also to adults need to be. The beauty of his work has a great use of colour and mind work that is used. The use of clean and simple lines is good because is more of a basic form.


Fig 3: Shadow Hunter

Michel’s work is used in a way he contrast light and dark in his work. Lemos states “He describes the creation of this film as a true spiritual journey and artic journey.” (Lemos) The use of colour and dark as perspective view of his work is very bold and eye catching. This work is different as less of colours are used. This makes the image stand at more because the effect of the glow of light only affects the inside of this cave background. With all the Sharpe edges and cracked environment it has that unique effect to what could be in this place.

List of illustrations:
Fig 1: Michel
(Accessed on 17/03/12)
Fig 2: Detective comics
(Accessed on 17/03/12)

Fig 3: Shadow hunter
(Accessed on 17/03/12)
Bibliography:
(Accessed on 17/03/12)
Joyce Lemos
(Accessed on 17/03/12)




No comments:

Post a Comment