POPGUNPULP is the studio of Mitch Gerads (Illustrator) and Scott Dillon (Writer.) Centering around their currently self published comic book, The Daring HI-Fi Adventures of JOHNNY RECON.
Popgunpulp was born of a mutual love of comic books and a shared love of retro illustration and adventuring sensibilities from yesteryear and how we can take those things we love and make them fresh and new again.
...and as Mitch always says, "...because rayguns are just cooler."
Just got word from the printer that our books will be printed next week! They could have been printed sooner, but they offered to print them on their brand new presses coming in next week, where they said they’ll look twice as nice! I’m down with that and I’m sure you all are too.
Thanks for being so patient, Scott and I will get those out to you as quickly as we can! Stay tuned!
We should be getting our inventory order of issue #2 in very soon. As soon as we do, we’ll get it out to our favorite local (Twin Cities, MN) comic shops and let you know where you can pick it up if you prefer that option.
Kickstarter folks, you handsome devils, will also be getting your reward packages as soon as we get our inventory order in from the printer. Scott and I will upload some most-likely hilarious pics and videos of us putting all those together.
Hi Rangers! This isn’t JOHNNY related, but I just wanted to share another project I’m working on in-between Scott’s JOHNNY RECON scripts. Can’t release any more info on it right now, but I’ll keep you informed as I’m allowed to! In the meantime check out the production blog for the book by clicking HERE.
PS. We’re still waiting on our orders of JOHNNY RECON #2 from the printer. As soon as they arrive, Scott and I will work tirelessly to get them out to you!
JOHNNY RECON #2 Written by SCOTT DILLON Illustrated by MITCH GERADS Colors by KYLE LATINO and MITCH GERADS
On the planet Threa, deep within Marshan space, a full-scale invasion has rocked the world to its very core! Johnny Recon, his spirited sister Kierra, and his best friend Finn find themselves in the fight of their lives against a bizarre menace to save those closest to them —- and now they must grapple with the grass itself, which has come to life before their very eyes with an unquenchable thirst for human blood!
Guest illustrations by CHRIS SAMNEE, EVAN SHANER, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN, RON SALAS, and DECLAN SHALVEY.
28 PGS. …$3.99
DEBUTING AT SPRINGCON (May15-16, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, State Fair Grandstand)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY, JOHNNY RECON, AND POPGUNPULP COMICS PLEASE KEEP VISITING WWW.POPGUNPULP.COM
Johnny Recon got some love on the G4 Network’s Attack of the Show last night! During a short feature on Kickstarter, images from our Kickstarter campaign and the book, appear a few different times. Very cool! I’m a huge fan of the show so this is one of those little giddy moments for me. Now if only Olivia Munn was involved, sighhh.
Johnny Recon's week as the featured character on the Comic TWART Blog is here! Throughout the week the best illustrators in the biz will be drawing our boy as they see fit! So follow the link and bookmark it!
Check out the finished pencils to JOHNNY RECON No.02 Page 02! I’ve posted this page as a FREEVIEW over at our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HERE.
I’ll be posting more pencilled pages (pages 3 and 4 are already there), as well as every other step of behind the scenes action as we prepare JOHNNY RECON No.02 for print, over on ourKICKSTARTER Campaign. The catch is, to see more than this first page you need to make a pre-order pledge for the book .
Click on the LINK to be taken to the pre-order page for more info.
Your pledge gets you access to all the behind the scenes action as well as some great KickstarterEXCLUSIVE items and every pledge category gets you a copy of the finished book as well. So go check it out and help support the book today!
JOHNNY RECON Reaches its Pledge Goal on KICKSTARTER.COM!!
A few days ago you people (Yeah! YOU people!) made two independent artists pretty much the happiest two people on the planet (Maybe even OTHER planets!).
Not only did we reach our pledge goal, but we filled out our highest reward (Exciting!) and we were KICKSTARTER's Project of the Day (It just so happened it fell on a weekend with a holiday, so we were Project of the Day for like 3 days)!
We really can’t thank you guys enough, so we went to one of our neighborhood shops and shot this little thank you video for you guys. These are not actors! (which becomes pretty obvious, you could make a drinking game out of how many times I look off camera in these videos.)
We still have a lot of time left for this project here on Kickstarter and any extra funds we get we will use towards attending more conventions and the publication of issue #3! So please keep spreading the word, because you know we will be!
Over the last year I’ve made a lot of great friends and a LOT of really good illustration and comic connections via Twitter. Recently a group of 15 or so of these great comics professionals and I started picking characters for us to sketch on the same days. Thor Thursdays etc. Well a couple days ago, Chris Samnee (DC’s The Mighty, Marvel’s SIEGE: Embedded, etc.) took the bull by the horns and we’ve now officially amassed and started a weekly blog based off this concept!
The idea is that each week we’d rotate and pick a new character. Then you have five days to post your illustration to the blog. We unofficially started with RONIN (Clint Barton, Marvel) but now officially we’ve started the blog with Mitch Breitweiser’s (Captain America, The Futurists, Marvel sequential artist) pick of Zorro!
Since we started posting last week we’ve gotten a lot of great internet press ( http://ow.ly/YjRW ) and I couldn’t be more excited to be lumped in with this great group of artists. I’ve had an amazing last couple weeks, both in my career and personal life (I mean HELLO, we reached our goal and became Project of the Day on Kickstarter!). To be included with these guys is just unreal.
So I urge you all to keep checking out our work over at the Comic TWART blog…
As for the humongous news about reaching our goal and the future of JOHNNY RECON on Kickstarter, I just finished editing a Thank You video we put together last night and I’ll post that first thing in the morning. Thank you all!