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

About

20 years of experience working in publishing and creative 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 schedule is very busy with clients and personal projects, I always welcome contact from fans, readers, gamers and industry professionals. My schedule is tight, but if you like what I do and think it could help give your project the best foot forward, drop me a line. I'm happy to take the time to discuss your needs and if my services would be a good fit.

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

Productions

  • Presssamplecover
    • Book
      Trumpocalypse Now
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Writer/artist/designer/programmer
    • Company
      Markosia Publishing
  • Nc1sample
    • Book
      Night Creatures
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Writer & Artist
    • Company
      Markosia Publishing
  • Dagar
    • Book
      Dagar The Invincible Archives
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Colorist and art restoration
    • Company
      Dark Horse Comics
  • 3
    • Mobile Game
      Marvel: Create Your Own
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Writer/Narrative creator, beta tester, secondary artist
    • Company
      TapTap.com/Marvel
  • Official handbook of the marvel universe a z update vol 1 1
    • Book
      Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Writer
    • Company
      Marvel Comics
  • Screenshot 2019 09 30 20.34.43
    • Video Game
      Entertainment Industry
    • Year
      2000
    • Role
      Writer/artist, projects in film, comics and games too numerous to list.
    • Company
      Entertainment Industry

Experience

  • Video Game Design Instructor at Trillium College
    St. Catharines, Canada
    November 2019 - Present

    Teaching Video Game Design Students the basics and intricacies of Video Game Design along with software such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Maya and 3ds among many other things needed to create compelling video games.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Arts Instructor - (Scripting, digital illustration, digital coloring & Lettering, etc at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    January 2013 - December 2019

    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.