Aug 22, 2012

The Saga of Rex by Michel Gagné

I just spent a weekend playing Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, an amazing little title reminiscent of Castlevania/Metroid from the mind of Canadian Illustrator/jack of all trades Michel Gagné. During my time in college I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Gagné, a man who's worked on movies over the last few decades ranging from the Iron Giant to Pixar's latest, Brave.

This little animation test released by Gagné features an animated promo for his followup to the excellent illustrated book from 2002 called 'The Story Of Rex: Quest For Meaning.' The original book illustrated the adventure of a little fox called Rex, and chronicled his descent into darkness and return to light, a tale about maintaining one's innocence and finding beauty in everything around us. Despite it's cute protagonist and somewhat lighthearted illustrations, it carried a message that resonated with readers of all ages. The followup, 'Saga Of Rex' follows his abduction and epic journey into the universe. You can pick up a copy here.

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