Fan Art: Axel


Axel Medellin Machain is currently doing a sketch-a-day. Thanks to the prodding of our good friend, Richard Starkings, Axel drew this AWESOME illustration of Reed and friends!

Too cool! Thanks Axel!

Check out some of Axel’s other work at his DeviantART page and in the pages of ELEPHANTMEN.

Panel Bound Podcast Interview!

Hey folks!

We’re only a few short weeks away from the release of our first REED GUNTHER trade paper back collection!

Matthew from asked us to chat with him about all sorts of stuff! We had a super fun time chatting with Matthew about what it’s like to create Reed Gunther, who our mentors are, and how we got started in the comic book industry.

If you’ve got some time to listen at work, or while driving around, or doing laundry, this podcast will definitely spice up those otherwise boring tasks!

Give it a listen here!

Thanks for the fun interview, Matthew!

- Shane


Just like in REED GUNTHER #4, Chris and I will be in New York City this Wednesday through Sunday!

Wednesday night we will be signing copies of REED GUNTHER at Jim Hanley’s Universe with a big group of Image creators!

The Jim Hanley’s Universe Creator MEGA Event will take place in New York City at Jim Hanley’s Universe on October 12th, 2011 starting at 6:30 P.M. at 4 West 33rd St., across from the Empire State Building. For more information, please call (212) 268-7088.

Thursday through Sunday we’ll be exhibiting at the NEW YORK COMIC CON at the Javits Center at booth S11 in artist’s alley!

Click here for the show’s hours.

See you in the big apple!

- Shane

REED GUNTHER #5 in Stores Today!



Finally! Chris and I have been waiting to release this issue for over a year! This issue was completely finished right before the deal with Image went through so we never ended up self-publishing it in black and white. This is the first (of hopefully many to come) “Image Exclusive” issue of REED GUNTHER!

Hopefully you awesome fans will think that it’s worth the wait! In this issue, Reed and Sterling catch up to Mr. Picks at his New York City freak show where they find Starla imprisoned and forced to be a part of his diabolical show! Reed must take back the monster-creating Idol and hide it someplace no one will ever disturb it so it will stop making monsters. But where can he hide an Idol in one of the most crowded cities on the planet?!

Also, Image just announced that they will be releasing digital versions of the book the same day as the print versions! Issue #4 still isn’t up on the site just yet for some reason, but hopefully we’ll see all future issues available digitally the same day as print so no one has to wait for anything!

Digital versions of REED GUNTHER are available here!

If digital comics is your jam, then you’ll get to check out the comics just as quickly as the print collectors. Regardless of which medium you prefer, we love you for checking out our adventures!

We’ll be in New York next week at the New York Comic Con so I hope the East is ready for a little Wild West action! We had a heck of an awesome time at APE in San Francisco this past weekend. Thanks to everyone who swung by our booth and snagged advanced copies of the fifth issue!

Thanks everyone and happy reading!

- Shane

San Francisco signings and APE!

Reed Gunther at table #647!

If you’re attending APE this weekend, be sure to stop by table #647 to say hi! Both Shane and I will be behind the booth selling issues #1-5, prints, buttons/magnets, and more! I’ll be drawing sketches too. We’ll have lots of goodies so swing by table #647!

Before APE starts up on Saturday, Shane and I will be doing two signing events in the bay area with the one and only, Richard Starkings of Elephentmen! Here’s the full info:

Illusive Comics
Thursday, September 29, 4-8pm

2725 El Camino Real #105, Santa Clara
Facebook event >>

Fantastic Comics
Friday, September 30, 4-7pm

2026 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Facebook event >>

See ya there!