One-Pager is the direct result of a challenge I made to myself in 2011, a challenge to tell a new story every week with a different cast, and to tell that complete story in only one page. An exercise in brevity of writing, condensing stories if you will. Each week myself and a team of amazing professional comic creators bring you a new One-Pager. A new story with a new set of characters and a different art team every week.
I love to tell stories that make you think. I might tell you an eerie horror story that gives you chills, leaving you spending a sleepless night staring at your closet. I might tell you a satire that makes you laugh until you cry. I might tell you a crime story, so suspenseful that it leaves you breathless, wondering if the detective will apprehend the killer before they strike again. I might tell you an erotica that will leave you breathless for…other reasons… But above all I want to tell you a story that makes you think: about life, love society…about real life issues that make you challenge your own beliefs, all through the safe and comfortable filter of fiction.
My name is Mike Gagnon, and I discovered comics at the tender age of 5 (1986) ; I have been telling stories and making art ever since. I got real serious and professional about it in 2000. I have over 15 years of professional experience in writing and illustration for graphic novels and film. I have also had the privilege of being a part of the writing team for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and it’s one-shot spin-off; Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul along with being involved with art production for Dark Horse Comics and Jack Lake Productions. I currently spend most of my time working as a traditional novelist and teaching the next generation of artists and writers. I collaborate with some great art organizations and schools and conduct independent seminars, as well as serve as an adjunct professor teaching writing and digital illustration in the Sequential Arts program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design in Toronto, Ontario, Canada