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 68, 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
||NEVER GIVE UP ON A STORY IDEA
||Greeting Loyal Airmen, this past week we had several events happen that reaffirmed our philosophy of never giving up on a story idea no matter how hopeful it may seem to get it published. Two years ago we wrote a sci-fi strip starring a female space smuggler named Captain Jain Marlee and a gifted artist named Jimmy Bott was going to draw it for us. Jim did three of the eight pages and then one day wrote the Air Chief saying for all kinds of personal issues, he was leaving comics altogether. We were so sad to hear this as Jimmy's talent is outstanding. We bid him adieu with nothing but well-wishes and then tried to find another artist to take on the strip. That proved fruitless and in the script and those finished three pages simply languished in our "dead" files.
Then, two weeks ago, out of the blue, Jimmy contacts us again asking if he can finish the script. Yup, he was back, with a new determination to wrap up what he'd begun two years ago. We couldn't be happier and immediately resend him the script. Above is Page # 1 for A COLD DEMISE, a Captain Jain Marlee adventure that Jimmy did two years ago. As we pen these words he's busy at work on the last remaining five pages. Once the strip is totally finished, you'll be seeing it pop up in our own anthology title; RON FORTIER'S TALES OF THE MACABRE. Stay tuned.
Now if you think waiting two years to see a project completed, what would think about one that was written twenty-five years ago? Several months, while the Air Chief was on the phone with his artist pal, Gary Kato (who does the Mr.Jigsaw series with us) Gary told mentioned having recently spent a day cleaning up old files in his art studio and among theme he found a short horror strip we had written and sent to him over two decades ago. He asked if we remembered a story called, THE MIND OF DAVID QUEEN...and quite honestly, at first, we did not. Ha. Twenty-five years is an awful long time, Loyal Airmen. Anyway, the more Gary discussed the plot it slowly began to itch at our dusty cluttered memory and until we actually recalled having done a story like that...though there was no way we remembered it in much detail. Thing is Gary wanted to draw it at long last and of course we gladly gave him the green light to proceed. This week his manila envelope with copies of the finished strip arrived in the mail and we were truly excited at sitting down and reading it again...after twenty-five years. Gary did such an awesome job with the art and this will also be slated for our TALES OF THE MACABRE comic. So stay tuned, Loyal Airmen. As you can see, we never, ever let a good idea die. No matter how long it takes to get realized.
On the pulp scene, Airship 27 Productions released its 24th title of the year this past week and the fourth volume in our SINBAD - THE NEW VOYAGES series. This one has a quartet of exciting fantasy tales by Ian Watson, Jeff Fournier, Joe Bonadonna and Ralph L. Angelo. The gorgeous cover seen above was painted by Pat Carabjal and the book contains nine beautiful black and white interior illustrations by Phi Cho. We think the book is a winner and you buy it from Amazon as either a hard cover or digitally for their Kindle readers. Thanks as ever for your support.
Finally, we want to wish all you Loyal Airmen and your loved ones a truly joyous and HAPPY THANKSGIVING. While sitting around the dinner table enjoying a sumptuous turkey meal with all the fixings, take time to thank the Almighty God who has blessed all of us and our great country. We here at Hangar 27 will be giving thanks to all our great writers and artists who make our books possible and to you, our Loyal Airmen, who have so wonderfully support us these past ten years. THANK YOU..& GOD BLESS YOU.
Ron (Over & Out!)