Welcome to Airship 27,
My name is Ron Fortier, and I have been a professional writer for over
thirty-five years. I have worked on comic book projects such as The Hulk,
Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan. With my two most popular comic series being
The Green Hornet and The Terminator (with Alex Ross). With Ardath Mayhar
I penned two TSR fantasy novels, and in 2001 I had my first play, a World
War II romantic comedy, produced.
This site serves as a portfolio of the work I've done to date, as a showcase
for projects in the works, and as home for my online Journal
(below), which will be updated frequently.
I am currently writing and producing pulp novels and short stories
for various publishers and have several movie scripts floating around
Hollywood looking for a home, and if that isn't enough, I also have a review column at the
Get the latest news, post your comments, questions, or just say hi at my online forum.
A devoted grandfather of six, at 67, I am thrilled to be part of
the new web-comic evolution. Part of this joy is in the realization of a life long dream,
that of becoming a pulp writer.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay.
Latest Flight Log
Greetings Loyal Airmen, well, we had to make an unexpected trip back to New Hampshire for a family funeral last week thus the skipped Flight Log last week. Such events are always sad and difficult to deal with emotionally, but as Christians, we also take great comfort in the gathering of family and friends who come to share their memories of the departed. Once those obligations were behind us, Valerie and the Air Chief took the opportunity to visit those special family members so dear to us...starting with my mother, Gabrielle "Gaby" Fortier. That's the two of us above. Mom will be turning 90 on Nov. 1st and is doing remarkably well. She had a rough start to her year, having fallen just before Christmas and having had to have a new hip put in. And yet, she endured all that suffering and pain, went through the rehab and is doing better than ever. It was so wonderful to see her up and about and happy again.
Another trip was to visit my uncle Bob Fortier. Our dad was one of six boys and Uncle Bob is the only still with us. He's 88 now and still finds time, when up from Florida, to help his son, Bobby, with the fuel company he started lo those many years ago after he came home from the Korean conflict. Fortier & Sons is still a big part of the community in my hometown of Somersworth, NH. Uncle Bob was surprised to see us and didn't waste a second into launching into new jokes he'd heard. He's a remarkable man with a heart of gold. He and my late Aunt Lorette, had three children, Joan, Bob Jr. and Luanne. Seen above are cousing Bobby, Uncle Bob Fortier and the Air Chief. We were blessed with such a great family and we were so glad to be able to fit this short visit in.
Once back at the old Hangar 27 HQ, it was time to get busy again with all our various projects, both pulps and comics. We love nothing better than combining the two fields and have done so with our latest comic book release from Redbud Studio - I.V. FROST - Scientific Detective. Frost was an actual pulp character created and written by Donald Wandrai. He wrote 18 Frost mysteries and all of them appeared in CLUE magazine. Our comic features two brand new stories by the Air Chief with art by Gary Kato. The cover is by artist Jake Minor. And the most important note of all, this is Redbud Studio's first ever full color comic, those magnificent hues provided by colorist Casey Beamis. If all goes well, this comic will be available for sale at (www.IndyPlanet.com) by Aug 1st and publisher Rob Davis and the Air Chief will have copies on hand at our Airship 27 Productions tables at this year's Pulp Fest in Columbus, August 7th to 9th. So be sure to stop by and grab a copy. We think you'll like this comic version of a classic pulp hero.
And finally, for the past year and a half we've slowly been getting all our pulp titles up on Amazon's Kindle digitally. Of the six SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE books we'd put out, only Volume III had yet to be put up on Kindle. Well, as of today, it is there available for all you E-readers and we are thrilled to offer it to you in this format, along with our usual hard copies as well.
And stay tuned, Volume VII is now in the works and should be coming your way by the first of 2015.
These Sherlock Holmes anthologies continue to be our best selling series ever.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks so much for stopping by.
See you back here next Friday.
Ron - Over & Out!