- On 24 May | '2019
Greetings Loyal Airmen, we have some really good news to share with you this week. So let’s get to it. Below is part of the Official Press Released we put out.
REDBUD STUDIO presents
BROTHER BONES – The Beginning
Redbud Studio’s Managing Editor and Publisher, Rob Davis is thrilled to announce his studio will soon begin production on the first ever Brother Bones graphic novel by New Pulp writer Ron Fortier.
One of the most popular fictional figures in New Pulp, the character debut years ago from Airship 27 Productions in a collection of seven stories by Fortier, “Brother Bones – The Undead Avenger.” It was then followed up with a full length novel by Roman Leary, “Brother Bones – Six Days of the Dragon.” Fortier then completed two additional collections. “Brother Bones – Tapestry of Blood” and “Brother Bones – City of Lost Souls.” In that time several short Brother Bones strips were offered. “Needle Justice,” was a short 8 pg tale with art by Joe Arnold and has appeared in various black and white comic anthologies. “Bullets of Jude” was a 24 pg single from Redbud with art by John Polacek.
Whereas the actual origin of the character was only related in the first book collection. Something Fortier had hoped to change and so he wrote a 130 pg graphic novel that does just that. The challenge was finding the right artist to bring that story to visual life. “In the end, I decided to put the word out on Facebook,” Fortier reports. “My hope was if I cast a wide enough net, someone out there would either respond or connect me with an artist.” A few days later, Florida based artist Cesar Feliciano, suggested to Fortier that he contact New York artist Jim O’Riley. After exchanging a few e-mails, O’Riley agreed to take on the project.
O’Riley will pencil and ink the Fortier’s script while Redbud Studio head, Rob Davis will letter and edit. Once done, the studio will print the book via Amazon.
And there you have it Loyal Airmen. To say we are thrilled and excited about this would be a huge understatement. Finding Jim was nothing less to us than a true blessing from God. Beside the image of the Bones brother twins, Jim also turned in a sketch of some of the cast which appear in the story. We’re showing off that piece here for the very first time. Jim also hopes to do video updates as he works through the script. At 130 pgs, it will be interesting to see how long till completion. As ever we’ll happily keep you Loyal Airmen posted right here.
On another track, though somewhat related, is the subject of those amazing cos-players who come to our shows dressed up like fiction characters. Some of their costumes are so elaborate and spot-on. Obviously seeing them over the years had made us wonder what it would be like to see someone attired as one of our own creations.
We would simply flip if we saw someone at a future con dressed up as Mr. Jigsaw, Brother Bones or the Black Lion. Now that would be so cool. Who knows, maybe some day.
And there you have this week’s Flight Log, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you back here next Friday.
Ron – Over & Out!