• On 5 Jun | '2020

Greeting Loyal Airmen. One of the positive things about social network sites like Facebook is we get to meet some truly remarkable people. What with our writing career, it is always fun to hook up with writers and artists from all around the world. A little while ago we connected with Italian artist Luisa Russo. Luisa does comics primarily and her work is so beautiful and romantic, we fell in love with it the minute we saw.  When our Mom, Gabrielle Fortier, passed away a few weeks ago, we posted some photos of her as a young woman. You’ll recall, one of these had become the cover to the play we wrote about her meeting and falling in love with our Dad, George Fortier.


When Luisa saw it, she decided to draw it for us and a few days ago sent it to us via Facebook. We were simply blown away. It is such a beautiful picture of Mom when she was 17. We’ve since shared it with all our family and eventually Valerie is going to help us get it printed up on heavy stock ala print and then have it framed so we can put it up in our office. One final word, thank you Luisa from the bottom of my heart. You are a truly gifted artist and generous soul. God bless you and yours.


As you can see from the photo above, we wasted no time in getting a print made up at our local Staples. It came out great.


On the comics front we’ve some fun news.  Artist Cesare Feliciano is busy drawing more pages from our super action project JIN & TONIC. This past week Cesar asked us if we could recommend a top-notch letterer to join our team. We wasted no time in telling him about Fort Collins’ own Elisa St. John. Elisa had recently lettered a back up strip for the forthcoming Mr. Jigsaw comic # 16. When Cesar saw those pages, he asked Elisa to do up one page from his art and my accompanying script. Above is pg # 6 from the opening chapter of JIN & TONIC, without…and with Elisa’s amazing lettering. Needless to say she got the job. Welcome to the team, Elisa.

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen.  As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you here next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!



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