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Mike Gagnon
Mike Gagnon
Bestselling Author, Illustrator and Educator
Niagara Falls, Canada

Nearly 20 years of experience working in publishing and entertainment.

Head of an entertainment studio that can produce any creative idea that I have.

Bestselling author and illustrator that works for premium brands and creator owned projects. Digital mixed media artist.

Though my publishing schedule is always very busy, I welcome you to reach out if you think my work would be a good fit for your creative project, freelance offer, collaboration proposals and especially charity and community involvement projects. If you want to use art to make the world a better place, that is more attractive to me as well.

Skills

IllustrationLayoutTeachingComic ArtScreenwritingCreative WritingCGIArts Education

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
ArtRage
ArtRage
DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
Illustrator
Illustrator
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unity
InDesign
InDesign
Inkscape
Inkscape
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
Word
Word
OpenOffice
OpenOffice
Scribus
Scribus
TyranoBuilder
TyranoBuilder
Comipo!
Comipo!
Sketch Master
Sketch Master
Strip Designer
Strip Designer

Reel

Experience

  • Bestselling Author & Graphic Novelist at Self-Employed
    Saint Catharines, Canada
    January 2000 - Present

    Author, illustrator and publisher of 20 books and graphic novels and counting. 7 Amazon bestsellers.

    Freelance professional writer, colorist and illustrator for various publishers. Marvel, Dark Horse, Jack Lake Productions, Classics Illustrated and many more. Also a successful film writer creating commercials, shorts and feature films.

    Currently working on several of my own creator owned series, including Night Creatures for Markosia Publishing. More info at www.mikegagnon.ca

  • CCO at All Day Breakfast Productions
    St Catharines, Canada
    May 2019 - Present

    Head of creative arts and entertainment production studio, producing IP's and multimedia entertainment content for the entertainment industry.

  • Arts Instructor - (Scripting, digital illustration, digital coloring & Lettering, etc at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    January 2013 - Present

    Instructor at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design, teaching Year 2 & 3 digital media & illustration, digital coloring and lettering and scripting classes.

  • Arts Instructor - Cartooning, manga, character design, sequential art, comics at Dundas Valley School of Art
    Dundas, Ontario, Canada
    September 2015 - November 2019

    Instructor for comic book and graphic novel themed classes and workshops for all ages.