- On 22 Sep | '2017
Greetings Loyal Airmen, as most of you know by now the attempt at doing a Brother Bones movie failed earlier this year. And as disappointing as that was, it by no means meant the end of the Undead Avengers exploits. Far from it. As time as allowed, the Air Chief has been hard at work on a new collection of Bones stories and am happy to announce one of those, “Then and Now,” will be featured in the new issue of Pulp Adventures # 26. A few years ago they published “The Hideout,” another Brother Bones short and it was an obvious hit with their readers. When we offered them the new tale, they were only to happy to accept. Note, both “The Hideout” and “Then and Now” will be part of the new, in progress book which we truly hope to have wrapped up by the end of the year. If that happens they you can expect its release early in 2018. Which us luck and in the meanwhile, go grab a copy of this excellent pulp mag.
About a month ago, as we do regularly, we put out an ad for artists looking to find talented creators to illustrate our books. It is one of the most challenging parts of our work here at Airship 27 Productions. As it turned out, three fellows responded to the ad, one of them being our friend Ed Catto. Ed is one of the three owners of Captain Action Enterprises LLC and we’ve had the good fortune to work with him in the past few years in doing the Captain Action and Lady Action books. He’s a really wonderful person and very easy to work with. So imagine our surprise, and delight, when Ed asked if he could try-out for us. The Air Chief sent him, and the other recruits, a scene from a new Fred Adams thriller wherein a private eye goes into a seedy hotel and there has a brief discussion with a slimy clerk. Well, of the entries turned in, Ed’s was by far the best of the lot. In fact, it was of such professional quality, both Art Director Rob Davis, and the Air Chief, immediately asked him to sign on and do a book for us. Happily he has agreed and will soon begin work illustration writer Thomas McNulty’s south seas tale, “The Adventures of Captain Graves.” We couldn’t be more excited. Above is a photo of Ed and the “sample” illustration he turned in to us. It is easy enough to see why we got him signed up fast. Welcome to Airship 27, Ed.
Finally if all goes as planned our next Airship 27 title should be SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol 10 with stories by I.A. Watson, Greg Hatcher & Aaron Smith. Here’s a peek at one of Rob Davis’s wonderful illustration which will appear in that volume. Fingers crossed it will be coming your way soon. And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen, as ever, thanks for stopping by.
Ron – Over & Out!