• On 12 May | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, well last weekend’s Free Comic Book Day was the best one we have ever participated in ever since moving to here at Fort Collins’ own Gryphon’s Games & Comics.


The first time ever, Valerie joined the Air Chief and once we set up our table and banner, 10 a.m. arrived and the doors were opened. In streamed SO many fans, old friends and new. And most eager to buy our comics and pulps. Image to right above is one of many of our amigos also present, writer Aaron Powers.


To left Zane and Olivia hustling to sit as fans were pouring through the door. We want to thank the management at Gryphon’s for providing the free coffee and donuts for later later to all the creators.


Pals Abe Akins (to upper left) and Jesse Bonafazi (to upper right did extremely well.


Artists Lee Powell (upper left) from Cheyenne and our own Sesil (upper right) had a blast.


Once in this great comic shop, fans were browsing like crazy while to upper left, the Air Chief talks to another great fan. We sold out of half our stock, both in comics and pulps.


Our con neighbors to our left were two charming young ladies, the one on the right was Lee, an artist and this was her very first time showcasing her work. Above right is pal Tom Webster and behind him artist Marissa Hughes. We were at the shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In all the show was a tremendous success and we left with so many wonderful memories. Thanks one and all.




Now that we’ve been given the green light to write a brand new Crimson Nun mini-series for creator Ben Dunn, work has begun in earnest on the project. Including our announcing the artist we’ve recruited for the project is Jesse Thomas. Those are his sketches above to left of the old covers published back in 1997. Jesse is a published comic artist having worked for Zenascope Comics in the past and eager to get cracking on this proposed four issue mini-series. Sit tight Loyal Airmen, we’ll have lots more to show you in the weeks ahead.



My wonderful Aunt Jeannette, Mom’s sister, shared some old family photos with us recently. Above that’s her with her troop of nieces and nephews. Of all of them, we can only positively identify our own younger brother, George, at far left, and the fellow to the far right is yours truly, the Air Chief. Hard to believe we were ever that young.  And one more.


Mom’s family, the Richers, lived in Sanford Maine and visited them every Sunday afternoon, while growing up. So here’s a family pix of sisters, brothers and parents. Our Mom, Gabrielle Fortier, is at center in the light colored overcoat, behind her right side is her mother, our Memere Dorilla Richer, the due in the uniform is Uncle Jean Richer, this was 1951 and he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Behind him to on the right is our dad, George Fortier, and then in the fedora is our Pepere Donat Richer. It is so amazing to see these pictures. So many memories are locked up in that house and with those truly wonderful people. God truly blessed both the Fortiers and the Richers.

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by. Take care and we’ll see you back here next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!


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