Thursday, May 6, 2010

Reed Gunther Pin-Up

I was asked by Chris Houghton a while back if I'd do a pin-up for his series Reed Gunther, and I jumped at the invitation. Reed Gunther - drawn by Chris and written by his brother, Shane - is an incredibly fun Western comic that has a lot of comedy, a lot of monsters, some great characters and some great art.  Each issue builds off the last, but the guys do a great job of making each one a genuinely satisfying reading experience by itself, which is always the first thing I look for in serialized comics, and something that far too few creators deliver.

 (Click on the image for larger version) This'll be part of the fourth issue.  While I (regrettably) won't be there, it's going to be available at San Diego Comic Con, and, I assume, through the Reed Gunther website, linked above. In other news, the research phase of Crogan's Loyalty is finished!  I mean, I will still do research and reading, but as of yesterday the writing has begun.  This is a great thing - I always love getting to the actual creation process, and while the research phase is of huge import I'm always glad to move to the next one.


Unknown said...

I agree that Reed Gunther is a great read. Chris won the NCS Jay Kennedy Award last year, and I met him at the Reuben Award Weekend in Hollywood. That's when he asked me for a pin-up as well. I guess we'll be in the same issue.

Shane Houghton said...

Holy Smokes! This is hilarious, Chris! Thanks so much for the fantastic pin up!

Between yours and Stan's, readers will be skipping over all that story junk to get right to those awesome pin ups! ;)

You guys are the best!


Chris Houghton said...

Looks GREAT Chris! We're honored to have you in the next issue! Yup, both you and Stan will be in issue 4-- what a treat! Thanks again for the great pin-up!