Shane Michael Houghton

M, #83641, b. 3 September 1985
Father*Larry Richard Houghton II b. 27 Dec 1957
Mother*Noel Sullivan b. 26 Dec 1956

Notable Houghton

     Y. Notable Houghton: Comic book authors of Reed Gunther and the Steak-Snacking Snake in 2011.

Biography

BirthSep 3, 1985MI, USA
Author2008short film "Beneath the Sink", a funny horror film
Author2011All-ages indie comic Reed Gunther is coming to Image in June, and to celebrate, creators Shane & Chris Houghton are throwing a contest; you can win an original page of art from Reed Gunther #1. All the details are at the Reed Gunther website. The rules are simple: print out the “Wanted” poster from the site, take it to your local comic shop, and ask the shop staff to hang it in the store. When they do, take a picture of yourself beside the poster and send it in. All submissions go into a hat, and the one lucky person whose name is pulled out wins the page, which you can also see at the site. The contest ends on April 28, so don’t dawdle.

So what is this Reed Gunther comic all about?

It’s a comedic western about a cowboy named Reed Gunther; strong, bold, fearless, and not quite as bright as he thinks he is, Reed is often the cause of the problems he faces. Fortunately, Reed can depend on his best friend and trusty steed, a grizzly bear named Sterling, to rescue him. Sterling is fiercely loyal, resourceful and heroic; he may occasionally roll his eyes at Reed’s impulsive actions, but he’s always ready to back up his friend.Together with a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense cattle-wrangler named Starla (whom Reed persists in seeing as a damsel in distress, though she’s not very damsel-like and seldom in distress), Reed and Sterling battle gigantic snakes, mutant mole-people, and various monsters across the West.

The first four issues were self-published by Shane & Chris in black & white in 2009-2010; the Image run will publish those stories in full color, followed by at least six more issues. After the tenth issue, the series may be extended, depending on the sales figures.

Writer Shane Houghton is a video editor, his younger brother, artist Chris Houghton, works at Nickelodeon as a storyboard artist. They have been developing Reed Gunther for a few years now, and are very excited to be working with Image to bring the book to a larger audience. I met with them over lunch in Burbank to hear about the project. The very youthful brothers projected a contagious enthusiasm for their comic, which has already become one of my new favorites. One reason for this is their personal connection to one of their characters; Sterling is named after their childhood pet, a golden retriever who shared a lot of personality traits with his ursine namesake. Sterling was a smart and loyal dog; the Houghton brothers grew up in a rural area in Michigan, and their dogs, Sterling and a black Labrador named Riley, often ran free in the woods beside their home. On one occasion, a pair of drunken and irresponsible hunters happened to be nearby and decided that it would be fun to shoot the dogs. Riley died immediately, but Sterling, despite being wounded, managed to make it home and bark insistently at the boys’ mother “just like Lassie” to get her to come to Riley’s aid. Sterling made a full recovery and lived for several more years, and today he lives on in the form of a cartoon bear.

Chris and Shane can be found this month at the Long Beach Comic-Con, Wizard World Anaheim. On Free Comic Book Day in May, they will conduct a “how to make comics” workshop for kids at Meltdown on Sunset.

The Reed Gunther website has a few kid-friendly features; coloring pages, wallpapers and pin-ups, “how it’s done” features showing the creation process, and a time-lapse video of Chris inking a page. Pop on by and take a look.

The first Image issue, Reed Gunther and the Steak-Snacking Snake, will go on sale June 1; it’s available for order in the current issue of Previews. The order code is APR110403.

Christopher Colin Houghton

M, #83642, b. 23 May 1988
Father*Larry Richard Houghton II b. 27 Dec 1957
Mother*Noel Sullivan b. 26 Dec 1956

Notable Houghton

     Y. Notable Houghton: Comic book authors of Reed Gunther and the Steak-Snacking Snake in 2011.

Biography

BirthMay 23, 1988MI, USA
Marriage
Author2011All-ages indie comic Reed Gunther is coming to Image in June, and to celebrate, creators Shane & Chris Houghton are throwing a contest; you can win an original page of art from Reed Gunther #1. All the details are at the Reed Gunther website. The rules are simple: print out the “Wanted” poster from the site, take it to your local comic shop, and ask the shop staff to hang it in the store. When they do, take a picture of yourself beside the poster and send it in. All submissions go into a hat, and the one lucky person whose name is pulled out wins the page, which you can also see at the site. The contest ends on April 28, so don’t dawdle.

So what is this Reed Gunther comic all about?

It’s a comedic western about a cowboy named Reed Gunther; strong, bold, fearless, and not quite as bright as he thinks he is, Reed is often the cause of the problems he faces. Fortunately, Reed can depend on his best friend and trusty steed, a grizzly bear named Sterling, to rescue him. Sterling is fiercely loyal, resourceful and heroic; he may occasionally roll his eyes at Reed’s impulsive actions, but he’s always ready to back up his friend.Together with a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense cattle-wrangler named Starla (whom Reed persists in seeing as a damsel in distress, though she’s not very damsel-like and seldom in distress), Reed and Sterling battle gigantic snakes, mutant mole-people, and various monsters across the West.

The first four issues were self-published by Shane & Chris in black & white in 2009-2010; the Image run will publish those stories in full color, followed by at least six more issues. After the tenth issue, the series may be extended, depending on the sales figures.

Writer Shane Houghton is a video editor, his younger brother, artist Chris Houghton, works at Nickelodeon as a storyboard artist. They have been developing Reed Gunther for a few years now, and are very excited to be working with Image to bring the book to a larger audience. I met with them over lunch in Burbank to hear about the project. The very youthful brothers projected a contagious enthusiasm for their comic, which has already become one of my new favorites. One reason for this is their personal connection to one of their characters; Sterling is named after their childhood pet, a golden retriever who shared a lot of personality traits with his ursine namesake. Sterling was a smart and loyal dog; the Houghton brothers grew up in a rural area in Michigan, and their dogs, Sterling and a black Labrador named Riley, often ran free in the woods beside their home. On one occasion, a pair of drunken and irresponsible hunters happened to be nearby and decided that it would be fun to shoot the dogs. Riley died immediately, but Sterling, despite being wounded, managed to make it home and bark insistently at the boys’ mother “just like Lassie” to get her to come to Riley’s aid. Sterling made a full recovery and lived for several more years, and today he lives on in the form of a cartoon bear.

Chris and Shane can be found this month at the Long Beach Comic-Con, Wizard World Anaheim. On Free Comic Book Day in May, they will conduct a “how to make comics” workshop for kids at Meltdown on Sunset.

The Reed Gunther website has a few kid-friendly features; coloring pages, wallpapers and pin-ups, “how it’s done” features showing the creation process, and a time-lapse video of Chris inking a page. Pop on by and take a look.

The first Image issue, Reed Gunther and the Steak-Snacking Snake, will go on sale June 1; it’s available for order in the current issue of Previews. The order code is APR110403.

Family

Kassandra (?)
Marriage*Christopher Colin Houghton married Kassandra (?) 

David Peter Houghton

M, #83643, b. 28 March 1963
Father*Larry Richard Houghton b. 27 Apr 1936
Mother*Dolores Marie Simmons b. 11 Dec 1937, d. 21 Mar 2016

Biography

BirthMar 28, 1963Alma, Gratiot Co., MI, USA
MarriageAug 15, 1987

Family

Elizabeth Langston b. 29 Sep 1964
Marriage*David Peter Houghton married Elizabeth Langston on Aug 15, 1987. 
Children

Elizabeth Langston

F, #83644, b. 29 September 1964

Biography

BirthSep 29, 1964Florence, SC, USA
MarriageAug 15, 1987

Family

David Peter Houghton b. 28 Mar 1963
Marriage*Elizabeth Langston married David Peter Houghton, son of Larry Richard Houghton and Dolores Marie Simmons, on Aug 15, 1987. 
Children

Alec Houghton

M, #83645, b. 26 May 1991
Father*David Peter Houghton b. 28 Mar 1963
Mother*Elizabeth Langston b. 29 Sep 1964

Biography

BirthMay 26, 1991

Craig Houghton

M, #83646, b. 28 February 1995
Father*David Peter Houghton b. 28 Mar 1963
Mother*Elizabeth Langston b. 29 Sep 1964

Biography

BirthFeb 28, 1995

Karla Jean Houghton

F, #83647, b. 3 April 1965
Father*Larry Richard Houghton b. 27 Apr 1936
Mother*Dolores Marie Simmons b. 11 Dec 1937, d. 21 Mar 2016

Biography

BirthApr 3, 1965St. Joseph, MI, USA
MarriageOct 14, 1989Lansing, MI, USA

Family

Clive Richmond Hull
Marriage*Karla Jean Houghton married Clive Richmond Hull on Oct 14, 1989 at Lansing, MI, USA
Children

Clive Richmond Hull

M, #83648

Biography

MarriageOct 14, 1989Lansing, MI, USA

Family

Karla Jean Houghton b. 3 Apr 1965
Marriage*Clive Richmond Hull married Karla Jean Houghton, daughter of Larry Richard Houghton and Dolores Marie Simmons, on Oct 14, 1989 at Lansing, MI, USA
Children

Hannah Marie Hull

F, #83649, b. 27 January 1995
Father*Clive Richmond Hull
Mother*Karla Jean Houghton b. 3 Apr 1965

Biography

BirthJan 27, 1995Flint, MI, USA

Shelby Catherine Hull

F, #83650, b. 11 August 1997
Father*Clive Richmond Hull
Mother*Karla Jean Houghton b. 3 Apr 1965

Biography

BirthAug 11, 1997Flint, MI, USA

Cooper Hull

M, #83651, b. 25 January 2004
Father*Clive Richmond Hull
Mother*Karla Jean Houghton b. 3 Apr 1965

Biography

BirthJan 25, 2004Flint, MI, USA

Mary (?)

F, #83652, b. May 1863

Biography

BirthMay, 1863PA, USA, age 37 in 1900 census
Marriagecirca 1883mar 17 years in 1900 census
1900 Census1900Allegheny, Allegheny Co., PA, USA, age 53, street contractor

Family

James Houghton b. Aug 1846
Marriage*Mary (?) married James Houghton on circa 1883 mar 17 years in 1900 census. 

Jane Houghton Hadley

F, #83653, b. circa 1951
Father*Rollin Van Nostrand Hadley Jr. b. 13 Dec 1927, d. 2 Feb 1992
Mother*Jane Olmsted Houghton b. 28 Nov 1930, d. Apr 1989

Biography

Birthcirca 1951
Marriage

Family

Andrew Preziosi Jr
Marriage*Jane Houghton Hadley married Andrew Preziosi Jr
Child

Andrew Preziosi Jr

M, #83654

Biography

Marriage

Family

Jane Houghton Hadley b. c 1951
Marriage*Andrew Preziosi Jr married Jane Houghton Hadley, daughter of Rollin Van Nostrand Hadley Jr. and Jane Olmsted Houghton
Child

Rollin Van Nostrand Hadley

M, #83655, b. 1890, d. 1962

Biography

Birth1890PA, USA
Marriage
Death1962

Family

Arabelle McKinistry b. 20 Sep 1887, d. 1976
Marriage*Rollin Van Nostrand Hadley married Arabelle McKinistry, daughter of Louis McKinistry and Theodosia Fredonia Houghton
Child

Louis McKinistry

M, #83656, b. 1844

Biography

Birth1844Fredonia, NY, USA, age 27 in 1870 census
MarriageOct 8, 1868Fredonia, NY, USA, JWH: gives Louisa McKinistry married to Fredonia Houghton
1870 Census1870Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, age 27, editor and publisher, property $4800, $5000

Family

Theodosia Fredonia Houghton b. 28 Aug 1844
Marriage*Louis McKinistry married Theodosia Fredonia Houghton, daughter of Lawrence Stearns Houghton and Jane Catherine Billings, on Oct 8, 1868 at Fredonia, NY, USA, JWH: gives Louisa McKinistry married to Fredonia Houghton. 
Children

James Houghton

M, #83657, b. January 1860

Biography

BirthJan, 1860PA, USA, age 40 in 1900 census
1900 Census1900Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA, USA, age 40, hotel "waitress"

Joseph Houghton

M, #83658, b. March 1886
Father*Joseph S. Houghton b. Jun 1853
Mother*Lydia J. (?) b. Feb 1856, d. b 1920

Biography

BirthMar, 1886PA, USA, age 14 in 1900 census

Sarah C. Houghton

F, #83661, b. March 1860
Father*David Houghton b. 31 Jan 1816
Mother*Elizabeth (?) b. c 1826

Biography

BirthMar, 1860PA, USA, age 11 in 1870 census; age 40 in 1900 census; age 53 in 1910 census
Marriagecirca 1875mar 25 years in 1900 census
1900 Census1900Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, USA, age 52, blacksmith; 10 children born, 9 living
1910 Census1910Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, USA, age 53, widow

Family

George M. Weaver b. May 1848, d. b 1910
Marriage*Sarah C. Houghton married George M. Weaver on circa 1875 mar 25 years in 1900 census. 
Children

Mary E. Houghton

F, #83662, b. circa 1853
Father*David Houghton b. 31 Jan 1816
Mother*Elizabeth (?) b. c 1826

Biography

Birthcirca 1853PA, USA, age 7 in 1860 census
Marriage

Family

(?) Bartholomew
Marriage*Mary E. Houghton married (?) Bartholomew

Kate Houghton

F, #83663, b. January 1880

Biography

BirthJan, 1880PA, USA, age 20 in 1900 census
1900 Census1900Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, USA, age 20, servant

Joe Lee Turner

M, #83664
Father*John Ruel Turner b. 13 Mar 1911, d. 26 May 1972
Mother*Lillias Mavis Shinn b. 9 Aug 1914, d. 31 Oct 1999

Biography

Birth
Marriage

Family

Jean Iana Pharr
Marriage*Joe Lee Turner married Jean Iana Pharr

Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves

F, #83665, b. 1 September 1863, d. 4 March 1937
Father*Fielden Oakley Daves b. 12 Oct 1830, d. 16 Jun 1876
Mother*Dorcas Howton b. 22 Dec 1825, d. 4 Sep 1904

Biography

BirthSep 1, 1863Calhoun Co., MS, USA
MarriageJan 16, 1883
DeathMar 4, 1937Banner, Calhoun Co., MS, USA

Family

James William Massey b. 11 Feb 1858, d. 9 Apr 1933
Marriage*Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves married James William Massey on Jan 16, 1883. 
Child

James William Massey

M, #83666, b. 11 February 1858, d. 9 April 1933

Biography

BirthFeb 11, 1858Banner, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
MarriageJan 16, 1883
DeathApr 9, 1933Calhoun Co., MS, USA

Family

Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves b. 1 Sep 1863, d. 4 Mar 1937
Marriage*James William Massey married Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves, daughter of Fielden Oakley Daves and Dorcas Howton, on Jan 16, 1883. 
Child

Dorcas Emma Massey

F, #83667, b. 25 March 1887, d. 18 April 1966
Father*James William Massey b. 11 Feb 1858, d. 9 Apr 1933
Mother*Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves b. 1 Sep 1863, d. 4 Mar 1937

Biography

BirthMar 25, 1887Banner, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
MarriageNov 8, 1908Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
DeathApr 18, 1966Cleveland, MS, USA

Family

John Lee Turner b. 29 Dec 1867, d. 13 Oct 1934
Marriage*Dorcas Emma Massey married John Lee Turner on Nov 8, 1908 at Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
Child

John Lee Turner

M, #83668, b. 29 December 1867, d. 13 October 1934

Biography

BirthDec 29, 1867Calhoun Co., MS, USA
MarriageNov 8, 1908Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
DeathOct 13, 1934Rosedale, MS, USA

Family

Dorcas Emma Massey b. 25 Mar 1887, d. 18 Apr 1966
Marriage*John Lee Turner married Dorcas Emma Massey, daughter of James William Massey and Martha L. Canzy Jane Daves, on Nov 8, 1908 at Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS, USA
Child

John Ruel Turner

M, #83669, b. 13 March 1911, d. 26 May 1972
Father*John Lee Turner b. 29 Dec 1867, d. 13 Oct 1934
Mother*Dorcas Emma Massey b. 25 Mar 1887, d. 18 Apr 1966

Biography

BirthMar 13, 1911Calhoun Co., MS, USA
MarriageSep 27, 1941Concord, NC, USA
DeathMay 26, 1972Rosedale, MS, USA

Family

Lillias Mavis Shinn b. 9 Aug 1914, d. 31 Oct 1999
Marriage*John Ruel Turner married Lillias Mavis Shinn on Sep 27, 1941 at Concord, NC, USA
Child

Lillias Mavis Shinn

F, #83670, b. 9 August 1914, d. 31 October 1999

Biography

BirthAug 9, 1914Cabarrus Co., NC, USA
MarriageSep 27, 1941Concord, NC, USA
DeathOct 31, 1999Greenville, MS, USA

Family

John Ruel Turner b. 13 Mar 1911, d. 26 May 1972
Marriage*Lillias Mavis Shinn married John Ruel Turner, son of John Lee Turner and Dorcas Emma Massey, on Sep 27, 1941 at Concord, NC, USA
Child