- On 19 Nov | '2021
Greetings Loyal Airmen, this week we want to kick off our entry with the news that, after having parted company with Facebook, at the suggestion of our pal Rob Davis, the Air Chief joined the Link-In platform. Should any of you Loyal Airmen wish to join me there, simply go to the site and hook up with Ron Fortier. We’re slowly expanding our network there and would be thrilled to have you be a part of it.
Speaking of joining things, this week we’ll be talking about how many of our comic projects get started. While Link-In one day we connected with a very talented artist from Italy named Andrea Bormita. After a few message exchanges, Andrea said he’d like to work with us on a project and sent along one page outline for a fantasy/science fiction idea he had.
He also sent along five pages he’d completed based on his idea. We’ve put three above here. The second we saw these, we knew he had to work with this truly gifted artist. Whereas upon reading his outline, we found it a bit undeveloped and suggested to Andrea that we might want to tighten it up. Much to our delight he was all for that and gave us the okay to edit and alter the concept any way we thought would work better. Which he have now done. At present we’ve found a publisher to take on the project and Andrea is now doing sketches of the principle characters.
Such as Kal and Ehrmet, two of the Science Warriors recruited to combat an intergalatic threat. Once these are done, we’ll begin writing the first issue. We’ll reveal the publisher in future updates. Hope to title it…BEYOND THE STARS. We will feature more previews in coming weeks.
JIN & TONIK
In this week’s update on JIN & TONIK, artist Cesar Feliciano previews panels from pg 14 of our script in which a character dies. Cesar’s art beautiful captures the emotional impact of the scene, even without the captions. He is a master story teller.
The panel above left is how Cesar ends pg # 14. No words necessary. What excites me is the story now shifts gears and we go to the Arizona desert and an Indian Shaman. Story shifts gears next to Moscow and the introduction of Darya Tonikova.
BLACK BAT GRAPHIC NOVEL PREVIEW –
THE PARAGON BOXING ARENA – Boxing arena owned by Crime Boss Oliver Snate. Although a legitimate enterprise, it is still a front for all of Snate’s illegal activities in the city. Also where he crosses path with Butch O’Leary. Once again artist Mike Belcher offers up these preview pieces as he works tirelessly on this 103 pg graphic novel.
On the pulp side of things, Airship 27 Production’s latest release as a straight up western, “Marshal Horne of Talon’s Crossings,” by writer Tyler Auffhammer. It features four stories of a tough as nails Nevada lawman. Maine artist Jeff Cram did the black and white interiors (one of them above at right) and the ever fantastic Adam Shaw painted the cover (above to left). Now available at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle. As ever, thanks for your continued support.
Finally we want to wish all of Loyal Airmen a truly Happy Thanksgiving. We live in the greatest country in the world, with so many blessings. It is the Air Chief’s wish for safety, good health and countless blessings to all of you and your loved ones. Don’t eat too much turkey. See you back here next Friday morning.
Ron (Over & Out!)