Quick JOHNNY RECON #2 Update!
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!
JOHNNY RECON #2 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!!
You can follow the link in the STORE section of popgunpulp.com or just click below…
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.
Stay tuned, Rangers!
The DAKOTA COBRA!
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
Released Today! The cover to JOHNNY RECON No.02! Out this May from POPGUNPULP Comics!
Written by Scott Dillon and illustrated by Mitch Gerads.
More surprises and details soon! We’ve got a lot of great news coming.
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 first TV appearance!
JOHNNY RECON FEATURED ON COMIC TWART!
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!
Scott and I are so mega excited about this, you have no idea. NO IDEA.
You can read my little kickoff speech and see my starting contribution at
Howdy Recon Rangers!
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 our KICKSTARTER 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 Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE 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!
Again, thank you guys, you’re the bee’s knees!
TWART (Twitter + Art)
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!
Howdy, Recon Rangers!
Quick Update: All 24 pages of Johnny Recon No.02 layouts are now posted as updates on our Kickstarter campaign!
Please help spread the word and support Johnny Recon! Stay tuned for tons of great “behind the curtain” updates as we approach our print date!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHNNY RECON WRITER, SCOTT DILLON!
He still pulls off a California Raisins sweatshirt like no one else.
HAPPY 2010, RECON RANGERS!!
Wow, just wow.
2009 was an incredibly year for POPGUNPULP Comics, Scott, and I. After years of talking about it and numerous starts and stops. We put together the story that both of us had always been dying to tell and that continues here and now in 2010.
We created this studio, started this company, released the first issue of what we hope AND KNOW will be a long running series because we have so many stories to tell and these characters and their world are full of them.
We’ve also met so many people this year who have guided us and supported us on this path. I don’t want to rule anyone out, so I won’t name any names, but you all know who you are because we continue to value your presence in our endeavors.
Also to the fans, old and new. You’ve been absolutely incredible this past year. We’ve met the coolest people at conventions, store signings, and through retail. It’s always so much fun to talk with you and your support means the world to us. Truly.
As absolutely amazing as 2009 was, I think both Scott and I know that 2010 is going to be our year. I couldn’t be more excited for where we are and where we’re going. The script for JOHNNY RECON No.02 is completely solid SCI-FI adventure. You guys are going to eat it up. I’ve recently begun laying out the entire book visually and it’s pretty safe to say that both Scott and I will be showcasing our current professional best. I’m pretty biased, obviously, but it’s going to be a showcase book for us. Watch out potential publishers!
I think our fans can sense it too, we have 75 days left on our KICKSTARTER campaign and you have already gotten us 43% of the way there! Wow, just wow. That is incredible. The more pledges we receive from KICKSTARTER, the more we can distribute JOHNNY RECON to a wider audience, attend conventions in your home town, etc. etc. and you get some pretty great stuff for your contributions to boot!
Thanks for being an integral part of POPGUNPULP Comics and JOHNNY RECON, this past year as well as the new year coming up.
I wish all you and yours the best year of your lives. As always stay tuned to this channel for everything JOHNNY RECON, POPGUNPULP, Mitch Gerads, and Scott Dillon!
FREE SKETCH CARD! POPGUNPULP COMICS @ THE SOURCE’S MINI-INDY CON!
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INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK is finally upon us! (Click on the link to learn more about this wonderful, creative event.)
To celebrate this event, POPGUNPULP Comics will be making an appearance at THE SOURCE: COMICS AND GAMES’s “MINI INDY COMIC CON.”
THE SOURCE MINI-INDY CON!
Wednesday, December 30th – 2009
5PM to 9PM – FREE Admission!
FREE Soda & Snacks! * Prize Drawings!
Guaranteed Comic Book Mayhem!
Source Comics & Games
1601 Larpenteur Avenue
Falcon Heights, Minnesota 55113
Scott and I will be at our POPGUNPULP table, signing, and selling copies of JOHNNY RECON No.01 and making a push for fans to contribute to our KICKSTARTER campaign.
** HERE’S THE BIG NEWS!! **
I will be doing FREE* sketch-cards, of the character of your choice, at the Mini Indy Con!
*The catch is in order to receive your original sketch card you have to shake our hands and give us your word as a comic fan, that you will go home that night (or right there on your hip new cell-mah-phone) and pledge at least the minimum $10.00* pledge towards the JOHNNY RECON KICKSTARTER campaign. A $10.00 minimum pledge will not only get you your FREE sketch but will also pre-order you an EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER VARIANT issue of JOHNNY RECON No.02!
We really want our Kickstarter campaign to take off so we can more widely distribute JOHNNY RECON and put out more issues, faster! Don’t worry about forgetting, we have some slick new JOHNNY RECON postcards to distribute at the store too!
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Thanks and we hope to see you there for this amazingly fun local event! As always, I promise fun!
JOHNNY RECON ARTICLES ON THE INTERNETS!
Just wanted to share a couple great new articles about JOHNNY RECON and our KICKSTARTER campaign.
The first is from one of my favorite comic news sites, COMICATTACK.net. How cool is it to see JOHNNY RECON news right next to Marvel and DC news? Super Peachy Keen!
The other is from longtime supporters and supreme purveyors of indie comic work, INDIEPULP.com!
Check them out and spread them around, we want our Kickstarter campaign to be big news!
**Tomorrow we have some really fun news to share with you guys about a local appearance and a deal we’ll be running for it! Stay tuned to this channel!**
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM POPGUNPULP COMICS!
Happy Holidays to all the wonderful people and fans we’ve met this year and those who have been supporting us for even longer than that. I’ll get far more gushy about this on New Years, trust me.
Everyone be safe, drive safe, throw a party, crash a party, everyone have fun, and “wang-chung.” I hope you and yours have the best Chrismukkah (10 points for an OC reference!) or whatever it is you celebrate at this wonderful time of year.
POPGUNPULP Comics has a LOT of news and excitement to drop on you after the “Christmas-Time” Holiday. We have some really fun stuff planned right away, so stay tuned.
The best to you and yours.
-Mitch Gerads and Scott Dillon
PS. The KICKSTARTER Drive continues on, we’re already over 25% funded! You guys are seriously, the best. JOHNNY RECON on KICKSTARTER.com
That big news i’ve been talking about? It’s here!
Hi everyone! For a couple weeks now I’ve been talking about secret projects and big news. Well, it “dropped” last night.
We’ve joined with the fine folks at Kickstarter.com to launch JOHNNY RECON No.02 as a project on their site!
Kickstarter.com is a new site that helps you raise funds for creative projects but with a twist that makes it half fund-raising and half an online store. Through the web-site you can pre-order your EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COVER copy of JOHNNY RECON No.02 by pledging in one of the many “reward packages” that we have set up.
Your pre-order is then dependent on us reaching our goal in the 90 days that we have our project on the site. Your card will only be charged at the end of those 90 days if we reach our goal.
This is going to be a huge deal for JOHNNY RECON and POPGUNPULP Comics and your support absolutely means the world (the planet!) to us.
Check out the website, read our pitch, and watch the video. Help us bring JOHNNY RECON to a much wider audience and get something for supporting your local independent artists!
Here’s the link! JOHNNY RECON No.02 on KICKSTARTER.COM
Throughout the 90 days of fundraising on Kickstarter.com we’ll also have the links at the top of this site, so you can always get to it, and see the progress!
Also, help us get the word out, send the link around, tell your friends! We’re having some postcards printed up to give to comic shops, so stay tuned for those as well.
Thanks again and stay tuned to this channel for more info on JOHNNY RECON No.02!
SCOTT DILLON is my new favorite writer…
Scott [Dillon], who has been hard at work on the script for JOHNNY RECON #2 for a couple months now, sent the full script to me yesterday and let me tell you, it is awesome.
I understand that I am completely bias on the matter, but even if I wasn’t co-creator and I wasn’t drawing it, this is phenomenal storytelling.
Scott and I learned so much making the first issue, we know what worked and what missed it’s intended mark in both writing and art, but this script nails it. It’s a perfect jumping on point. I always said issue #1 felt like a TV pilot, well issue #2 is where the studio gave us the green light and duffel bags of cash and we’re making a big budget spectacle for all of you.
Scott is a phenomenal storyteller who has never really worked in comics before, but with an issue under his belt and all he’s learned, he delivered 24 pages of solid, smart, epic, personal, action-packed, often hilarious, heart warming, science fiction, fantasy, fun.
So I will stop going all “Mark Millar hype machine” on you (Great band name!). I just wanted to vent my excitement for this project, pump up a good friend and storyteller, and most importantly let you all know that my work on JOHNNY RECON #2 begins…….
JOHNNY RECON #02 COVER CONCEPTING BEGINS!
A few of tonight’s cover concepts for issue No.02. I still haven’t exactly found the composition I want, but I did garner a lot of great ideas tonight, I have a feeling tomorrow will bring a final layout!
I hope you enjoy seeing into the creative process!
MN FALLCON 2009 WRAP-UP
FALLCON went tremendously well for us and we want to shout out our sincere thank you’s to everyone who stopped by and talked, bought from, and stared at us. Scott and I had an awesome time and can’t wait to be a part of FALLCON 2010.
Also a very special thanks to all the people that organized the show. I’ve been to a lot of shows in my life and no one has ever been more organized or treated us as well as you did, much love. That chili was the bee’s knees.
Another special thanks to all the fellow creators we met. You’re all good people, especially our new buddies, Chad Spilker and Chris Rich-Mckelvey and an old buddy, Jordan Gunderson. You guys were hilarious, and we can’t wait to hang with you again. You’re good people!
FALLCON also marked the last of the 2009 conventions. The new season doesn’t start till spring 2010 and POPGUNPULP Comics plans to bring JOHNNY RECON on the road to as many shows as we can make, as well as some store appearances from now till then. It will be a banner year for our little adventure book, believe me. Issue No.02 is being worked on right now and we’ve got something special cooked up for it. It’ll require some ‘esplainin,’ so stay tuned for announcements throughout the rest of the year.
What else, What else?
Original art pages from JOHNNY RECON No.01 and the convention prints will be available online very soon. I’m very excited to be able to offer those to you and collectors. We have a couple FALLCON prints still avilable as well, so i’ll get those on the site soon. Literally, I think there’s two left.
That’s all I can think of for now. Just because the convention season is over doesn’t mean i’m not going to be continuing to make all sorts of posts on the site. So stay glued to your screens!
“…because ray-guns are just cooler.”