If you've read the independent satire, sci-fi, horror sensation that is the Island of Dr. Morose; you know how deliciously gruesome, gory and gritty it is.What you may not know is that author Mike Gagnon originally conceived of the book as a graphic novel, a project that was completely plotted, fully scripted before the project ultimately died. Like any great story, or zombie, it just wouldn't rest, rising again as the internationally distributed and fan lauded novel we know and love. Now here, the author presents the original texts. All the plot and chapter breakdowns, character bios, and the complete original graphic novel script, exposed like the entrails of a bloated corpse on the beach, just before you realize that corpse is moving, gnawing on your ankle and working it's way toward your brain!
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