- On 9 Dec | '2022
Greetings Loyal Airmen, we’re starting off this week’s flight log with a bang.
Several weeks ago, after having attended this year’s Rocky Mountain Con, we reported that one of our local artist friends had expressed an interest in taking on our Brother Bones 130 pg graphic novel. Well after several e-mail exchanges, this really talented artist confirmed wanting to take on the project. Above you will see several of his early sketches of three of the characters from the story. He did up about ten of them and the Air Chief will be be posting them here in the coming weeks. We don’t want to reveal the artist identity just yet, as we are preparing an official Press Release which give all of you Loyal Airmen more details in regards to the project. We’ll also be announcing the name of the Editor and putting out a call for a colorist to join this creative team. So stay tuned, lots more to come. Oh, as as for the image of the very awesome Brother Bones custom figure above the drawings, it was done by our pal, expert model maker Jase Marshal.
BEYOND THE STARS # 2
Artist Andrea Bormida has colored Pg # 16 of book # 2. Wahooo! Our heroes are about to start their voyage to learn the secret of the alien technology and hopefully safe the universe.
THE INDEPENDENTS RULE
We’ve been saying for many years now that the best comics produced today do not come from the big guys ala Marvel & DC, but rather the self-made comics from new creators. Here in Fort Collins, among our informal Fort Collins Comics Coffee Clutch Crew, two such creators have proven that theory once again. Writer Seselis has been one of the crew for several years now. Recently he and artist Yazmine Tatiana produced a black and white gem called “Beyond the Wall.” It is a wonderful comic, simply told with terrific black and white art. Then just a few months ago, N. Honor Vincent and her husband moved to our little part of Northern Colorado and within a few weeks she was part of our crazy gang of writers and artists. Honor is a gifted writer and her latest example of that talent is the full color two issue series “New Rat City” done with artists George Quadros & DC Alonso. It is simply fantastic. So dear Loyal Airmen, the next time you visit a comic shop or attend a con, go check out the independent titles, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Repeating for all you new Loyal Airmen. Several years the Air Chief used the above 40s pin-up to announce new Airship 27 Podcasts. We named her Radio Rita. Eventually lots of our writers at Airship 27 Production began asking if we’d ever do a book with her. End result, the Air Chief challenged them to create stories of a female aviator, using the same simple facts. 1) She’s tall. 2) Has green eyes. 3) Has red hair. 4) Is an expert pilot. And sure enough, four of the best writers in the business delivered above and beyond our expectations. Above the back cover to “The Adventures of Radio Rita” now in the final stages of production. We hope you Loyal Airmen will this special book.
THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Earlier in the week, Valerie and our daughter-in-law Nicole, got busy decorating the house for Christmas. One of the annual events is Valerie putting her collection of old world Pipka Santas on display. Surrounded by lights, they are each one beautifully sculptured and painted. And so for the next couple of weeks, this festive display, along the Christmas tree on the other side of the room, will put a huge smile on all our faces. Here’s hoping each of you Loyal Airmen all have your on family traditions to show off the Spirit of the Season.
THE WOODEN BLADE # 3
Finally we started writing a new Raizee the Ram adventure. The character we created with writer/artist Olivia DeGaine. Olivia ended issue # 2 (see above right) with a cliffhanger ending. We are no finishing that story and it will kick off issue # 3 which we hope to have out at next April’s second Wicked West Comic Expo. More as that develops.
And that Loyal Airmen is it for this week’s Flight Log. As ever, thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you all here next Friday morning. God bless.
Ron – Over & Out!