• On 13 Jul | '2018


Greetings Loyal Airmen, last week the Air Chief showed off his new tee shirt showcasing our local comics club. Fort Collins Comics Coffee Clutch Crew. Well last Sat, as we’ve done for the past seven years on the first Sat of each month, we got together for breakfast at the local comic shop, Gryphon Games & Comics. 22 of us were in attendance and one of the first things the Air Chief did was hand out tees to those who had ordered them…then had this group pix taken.  Air Chief in the front, standing behind me left to right, Aryn, Olivia, Shana, Jesse & Adrianne. Behind them Aaron & Scott. Everyone loved the shirts and we’re pretty sure some of the others in the crew will be wanting one once they see these pictures. The fun will be wearing these at local conventions.


Of course when a group of comic book writers and artists get together, you know sooner or later they are going to start making comics and such was the case between the Air Chief and artist Olivia DeGaine. For the past year we’ve been working on a new character, Raizee the Ram. Raizee’s first story had appeared a few weeks ago in Todd Jones’ anthology comics Wicked Awesome Tale. Now he has his own comic, with three complete stories in a black and white 24 pg issue called THE WOODEN BLADE and published via Pulp Fission, the new outfit created by Olivia and her artist husband Zane. Zane will soon have his own comic out there. Olivia and the Air Chief hope to do one Raizee comic a year. Wish us luck.


Of course with most talented people our creators just don’t stick to one format, as is proof by our pal artist Jeff Slemons. Jeff recently finished work on a gorgeous children’s book – BENTLEY GOES TO SCHOOL and here we are holding up a copy at the meeting yesterday.  Note, this coming Sept, both Jeff and the Air Chief will once again be teaching classes at the Front Range Community College here in Fort Collins.  Both classes will be ten weeks long, schedule once a week on Wednesday nights. Ours of course; How To Write Comics & Graphic Novels and Jeff’s, How To Draw Comics. Both of us loving sharing what we’ve learned in our careers with others.


One of our Loyal Airmen recently told me us he enjoyed our movie reviews. So here’s our latest. Sometimes the trailers are spot on. Seeing them for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” we thought this would be one heck of a fun movie and it proved to be so on all fronts. Story was well done, chemistry between leads is there, tons of great FX action sequence perfectly balanced with laugh aloud humor. Not only is this better than the first one, the truth is, the movie Ant-Man is tons way more fun than is comic self. Keep’em coming, Marvel. Big thumbs up to this one.


Meanwhile the latest BROTHER BONES collection “City of Lost Souls” has just been released by Radio Archives via – and is read by J. Scott Bennett. Bennett has a flair for the character and the enthusiasm he brings to his narration is infectious. We had a great time writing these stories and we hope you Loyal Airmen will enjoy hearing them like this.

And that is it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Ron – Over & Out!


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