Dad’s Doodles: Reed Gunther & Starla

Yesterday was busy one at work, so I needed to stop and have a sketch break. I’ve been working on character expressions … and the stunning expression work Chris and Shane Houghton are doing on “Reed Gunther” is a source of great inspiration. A 10-minute sketch session with Reed and Starla was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy.

And, now a word from Shane Houghton ( @shanehoughton ):

Reed Gunther & Sterling! by Grace (7) & Cate

Grace and I received an incredible 5 Minute Marvel from illustrator Chris Houghton.  With his brother Shane, Chris creates the very fun comic Reed Gunther (www.ReedGunther), which follow the misadventures of affable cowboy, Reed Gunther, and his trusty sidekick (and sometimes mount) Sterline the bear.

Great art? Frustrated bears? Old West? Supernatural elements? Folks, that’s a winning recipe. Check it out at or follow Chris on Twitter at