Happy Holidays 2011!


Happy Holidays folks!

2011 Wrap-Up!

Hey folks!

As the year comes to an end, Chris and I have taken a look a back at a year of firsts for REED GUNTHER and look forward to a new year filled with awesomeness!

It looks like we’ve made a little splash in the world of comics this year and a few press sites have taken notice.

iFanboy.com awarded REED GUNTHER by naming it #1 on its list of TEN MOST FUN COMICS OF 2011!

ComicAttack.net named REED GUNTHER as their #1 TOP ALL-AGES TITLE OF 2011!

ComicImpact.com reviewed REED GUNTHER #6 and singled out that issue as “the most fun comic of 2011!”

Well Watchers podcast awarded REED GUNTHER with BEST TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTION OF 2011!

TheSnipeNews.com awarded REED GUNTHER as the MOST OVERLOOKED COMIC OF 2011!

Every month there are more and more folks discovering Reed and jumping headfirst into any issue. Don MacPherson over at EyeOnComics.com started with issues #5 and #6 and was smitten:

“The Houghton brothers clearly have a passion for comics and for light, goofy adventure. Each issue — hell, each panel — exudes so much personality and whimsy, one can’t help but smile at the title character’s triumphs and gaffes.”

And most strangely flattering… Chris and I were named number 6 and 7 on the list of TOP TEN SEXIEST COMIC CREATORS over at FreakinAwesomeNetwork.com. Seriously.

In the digital realm, REED GUNTHER #1 is now available on Comixology for FREE! Be sure to rate the book with as many stars as you feel appropriate. Also, the digital trade paperback is now only $7.99! What a steal!

2012 is going to be a big year for Reed Gunther so we hope you’re all on board! Starting in January, we have an incredibly fun werewolf story! Then in February, Reed takes a back seat as we have a spooky and fun story with Starla as the lead! Issues #9 and #10 are going to be an EPIC two-parter that you are not going to want to miss.

Thanks for reading all our goofy bear-riding adventures and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Happy Reading!

- Shane

Reed and Sterling’s origin story is in comic shops now! If you’ve never read the adventures of Reed Gunther before, this is the perfect place to jump in! And if you’ve been reading right along… get ready for one of our best adventures yet!

This issue also has a bonus page of story that reveals the “origin” of Reed’s mustache and a four page Reed short story that’s never seen print!

We’ve had some incredible reviews for this issue!

“This issue is a fine example of how to handle a standalone story that offers new readers ample access into an ongoing series… The Houghton brothers are clearly having fun with this book and they telegraph that fun throughout the issue…This is a smart, funny, friendly, and — most importantly — fun book…”

- ComicBookResources.com

“A terrific jumping on point for readers, of all ages, who just want to have fun and enjoy a great comic book adventure.”

- IGN.com

“I don’t know how anyone could read this comic and not end up with a massive smile on their face, Reed Gunther is pure joy. 10/10″

- ComicBuzz.com

“Chris & Shane have given us the most hilarious hero origin story you’ll ever read… You’d be hard-pressed to find a comic that will give you more laughs-per-panel than Reed Gunther.”

- FreakinAwesomeNetwork.com

And don’t forget about our brand new LETTERS PAGE! Feel free to write in any question or comment to mail@reedgunther.com and you may see your words in print!

You can pick up the latest issue from your local comic shop or digitally from carriers like Graphic.ly:

Thanks and Happy Reading!

- Shane

From Cowboy to Cowman…


REED GUNTHER #6 hits stands tomorrow and Chris and I can’t be more excited about it!

This issue is the perfect jumping on point for new readers– it’s an origin tale of when a young Reed first meets Sterling! It’s wild, adventurous, and is a heart-warming story about growing up, making friends, and growing mustaches.

IGN.com has a 10-page preview of the book! I don’t even know what you’re doing still reading this– you should be over at IGN checking out those pages!

The reviews are also starting to come in for the book. cxPulp.com gave issue #6 a 4.5 out of 5 and says:

“I’m not a huge reader of all age titles, and I generally don’t like Westerns, but I would have no problem flipping through Reed Gunthers all day long. It’s charming, and well worth your time.”

Check out your local shop tomorrow for REED GUNTHER #6!

Have a furry one, folks!

- Shane

Reed Gunther Vol.1 Video Trailer!

Check out this quick trailer we made for the release of our trade paperback! Available digitally and in print!