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 66, 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
||DENVER COMIC CON BLOW OUT
|| Greetings Loyal Airmen, well the second Denver Comic Con has now gone into history and it is clearly a weekend the Air Chief and Valerie will never forget. From 26,000 last year, the Mile High city's second year pulled over 48,000 comic fans. Yup. It was insane and reminded us a great deal of the San Diego Comic back in the early 90s before it exploded.
So much to see, with hundreds of folks in wicked cool costumes.
Here's the Air Chief with the X-Men's chief rival, Magneto. Awesome costume. Val took a dozen photos and we are hoping to get them up on the Comic Related website within a week or so, and we've already put some up at our Facebook page as well.
Many of our comic colleagues from here in Fort Collins also were in attendance at the con, including my good buddy, Toddy Jones. Here's the Air Chief joining Todd at his table just down the aisle from our own. Note Todd has copies of our ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 2 on sale as he wrote the Black Bat tale in that volume plus his first ever published anthology, WICKED AWESOME TALES which the Air Chief had a strip in.
We amigos stick together.
Later that same day, Todd got to sit in on his first ever con panel. Not seen in the photo above were writers Steven Seagle and Joe Kelley, then you have Greg Weisman, Todd and the Air Chief. The panel's theme was COMICS WRITING - Nuts & Bolts and we had a blast with it, the audience being truly receptive and fun.
And finally, spotted a fellow wearing a top hat, we couldn't resist posing in the handsome head gear. As most of you know its my attire on all the covers of my comic series RON FORTIER' S TALES OF THE MACABRE and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to done one for real.
Could ramble on and on about this awesome convention, but the Air Chief has been constantly on the go since last weekend's event. Past two days we've put on a HOW TO AND DRAW COMICS workshop up in nearby Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne Wyoming to a class of ten would be comic creators. On Saturday morning, Valerie and the Air Chief fly back to New England on a two week jaunt to visit family and friends, so there will be no Flight Logs the next two weeks. But we'll be back by the end of the month, rest assured.
Until then, Loyal Airmen, enjoy the summer and have fun, it keeps you young.
Ron - Over & Out!