WEDDINGS & AIRSHOWS21 Jul | '2017
Greetings Loyal Airmen, what with summer in full swing the temperatures climbing through the roof, we’ve been keeping pretty darn busy. Last weekend was a classic example as the Air Chief and Valerie were invited to their first ever wedding here in Colorado.
Friend Jesse & Adriane tied the knot in from a nice gathering of friends and family. We met both of them at last year’s Fort Collins Comic Con and learned they were both from New England, Jesse from Massachusetts and Adriane from our old home state of New Hampshire. Eventually they became regulars of our local Comics Group and we were extremely honored when they invited us to their special day. As you can see from the pix above, it was very much a fun mixture of “new nerd” and traditional ceremony with lots of good friend and company to add to the celebration. Our heartfelt congratulations to them both.
Also at the wedding was our artist pal, Lee Oaks and his children. Lee pretty wowed all of us when he dance the jitterbug with his oldest daughter. Later, he informed the Air Chief that there was a World War II air show at the nearby Loveland Airport and invited us to tag along with him later and check it out. So after leaving the wedding, we come and Val opted to relax and take a nap while the Air Chief changed clothes and waited for Lee to pick us up.
Much like Val, Lee’s daughters begged off and it was just him and his little boy Jonas (pix above) and the Air Chief (near Army jeep) who went off to check out the Air Show. They a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator on the field for people to walk through and several WWII veterans had been on hand earlier. Happily one fellow, in his mid-90s was still hanging around and the Air Chief had the pleasure of chatting with him for several minutes. He told me he’d been a Seabee in the Navy during the war and stationed in Inat Alaska, which he remembered as the “sh*t hold of the north.” He had us laughing with his stories. It is truly sad that so many of our WW II vets are passing on and with them all their tales of what they experienced. Thankfully across the country, including Colorado, there are volunteer civilian programs where people visit these remaining patriots and record their stories so that they will be forever preserved for future generations.
Been a while since we’ve posted any new Brother Bones art, so it was a delight to get the above in the mail the other day from our pal Gary Kato. As most of you know, Gary and the Air Chief do the comic comedy superhero Mr. Jigsaw Man of a Thousand Parts. So it was nice to see this take on the Undead Avenger. And before you ask, the movie Kickstarer Campaign is down to its last 19 days.
Also out this week were two more Airship 27 audio books. Tom Brown and his readers at Radio Archives do a great job with these and have pretty much done 80% of our catalog to date. Whereas the two latest audio book releases just happened to be by two of the finest female writers in New Pulp today, Nancy Hansen & Barbara. Nancy’s second Jezebel Johnston novel is “Queen of Anarchy” and Barbara’s “Wings of the Golden Dragon” is actually a prequel to her own series about two Chinese American magic heroes operating on the West Coast. Both are available at (www.Audible.com) and we recommend them highly. If you like audio books, there are two of the best.
And speaking of sequels, we are truly excited to announce the release of “BASS REEVES – FRONTIER MARSHAL Vol Two.” Again, we are offering up for fictional adventures of the real-life legendary lawman, Bass Reeves, who operated in the Oklahoma & Texas badlands after the Civil War. This volume contains stories by Milton Davis, Mel Odom, Michael Black & Derrick Ferguson. Rob Davis provides the interior illustrations and Marco Turini the stunning cover. Marco won the Pulp Factor Award for Best Cover for his cover to the first book in this on-going series. We hope you’ll support it. The book is now available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.
And that wraps everything for this week, Loyal Airmen. Next week Rob Davis and the Air Chief will be in Pittsburgh for the annual Pulp Fest. We sure hope to see many of you there. And yes, there will be a Flight Log next Friday. As ever, thanks for stopping by.
Ron – Over & Out!