- On 4 Mar | '2022
Greetings Loyal Airmen, as many of you will recall, last week we announced that Crisanto Moreno was the new artist on our 48 pg SATIN’S WAYS project for Silverline Comics.
Well Crisanto isn’t letting a dust grow under his artistic feet. Above are the pencils roughs for the first three pages of the script. We are thrilled and delighted. And rest assured, as he completes them to inks will share those with as well. It’s obvious from enthusiasm he’s just as excited about this as we are.
Bass Reeves was the greatest U.S. Deputy Marshal who ever wore a badge in the Wild West. For over ten years, the Air Chief, and Airship 27 Productions have been telling people the story about this amazing real life American hero. The tragedy being, Hollywood could care less. Many well known personalities ala Morgan Freeman over the years have tried to bring Bass to the Silver Screen with no luck or support.
Thus it was left to small pulp and comic publishers to get the job done. Then certain writers in the know began featuring Bass in cameos on various TV series. Of course one of the things hurting any production was the bogus claim that Bass had been the inspiration for the Lone Ranger. A myth finally debunked by Lone Ranger expert, Martin Gram.
Now, after all these years, Taylor Sheridan, writer/director/producer of the hit Paramount Plus series Yellowstone and its spin-off 1883, has announced he hopes to produce a Bass Reeves TV series for the streaming service and we couldn’t be happier.
The actor Sheridan has picked is David Oyelowo, last seen as Dr. Martin Luther King in the film “Selma.” Of course, as we stated above, this isn’t the first time a producer has attempted to bring Bass Reeves’ story to life. Here’s wishing Sheridan and his team all the luck in the world making it happen.
BEYOND THE STARS
Artist Andrea Bormida continues depicting the meeting in the All Mother’s garden from our comic project “Beyond the Stars.” Above is the completed Pg # 13, then the pencils and inks for Pg # 14, and finally the colored Pg # 14. We are constantly blown away by Andrea’s skills. This work is truly beautiful and we can’t for you Loyal Airmen to see the finished comic. Oh, yeah.
And finally Andrea offers up Pg # 15 from pencils to coloring. Coming to the conclusion of the meeting in the Garden where the All Mother is assigning Yonel Travane the task of finding a way to save mankind.
Voting is now open for this year’s Pulp Factory Awards. Below is the link where you can log on and vote (only once) for your favorites published in 2021 in the five categories; Best Pulp Novel, Best Pulp Short Story, Best Anthology/Collection, Best Pulp Cover and Best Pulp Interior illustrations. Voting closes March 28, 2022.
Winners will be announced at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Con in Chicago in May. (https://forms.gle/9tNiqTFQb7yzAp2s9)
JIN & TONIK
With Pg 26, we wrap up the aftermath of attack on the Moscow summit. At it’s conclusion, the Colonel begins to narrate Darya’s opening which we will start to see in the next scene in “Jin & Tonik” book one. It all takes place in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, artist Cesar Felciano offers up this rugged all wheel monster. Which we love…but still…brrrr.
BOSTON BOMBERS Vol 2
Finally, a few weeks ago we showed off Rob Davis’ first page for our new series “Boston Bombers Vol 2″ which gave us a look at an African scene…about to be disrupted by….well, a legion of Roman soldiers as it amazingly detailed in the new Pg # 2 above. Which floored us upon seeing it. It’s as if Rob drew every single soldier in those ranks. WOW!!! He must be wiped out.
And that’s a wrap for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by. For all of you keeping Lent, we wish you 40 days of peace, prayer and reflection.
Ron – Over & Out!