Greetings Loyal Airmen, one of the things the Air Chief and partner Rob Davis are always happy to see is one of our Airship 27 creators achieve success in their chosen field, be it art or writing. Several of the years have gone on to bigger and better things and we were just reminded of that recently.
One of the first cover artist work with us was Mark Maddox and his cover for our very first Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective even won him a Pulp Factory Award. Mark did several other covers for us before moving on to bigger and better gigs. Over the years we’d see his work on the covers of several popular sci-fi and horror magazines. Then the other day, we saw the above Blu-Ray DVD cover for a soon to be released Hammer Film Horror Classic and immediately we recognized the style. Sure enough, upon inspection at the lower right hand corner we found Mark’s signature. We’re truly happy for Mark, he’s only gotten better and better.
Last week we related how the partnership between Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives had expanded so that they are now producing audio CD sets of our books. We also displayed the cover for that first set, CODENAME – INTREPID. Well this week, Radio Archives’ Managing Director, Tom Brown, kindly send us one of these beautiful sets. We couldn’t be happier. Radio Archives has been producing Old Time Radio packages for a long time and they are considered the best such studio in the business today. We are thrilled and honored to be working with them.
Both Valerie and the Air Chief have been delighted at the opening of Spring Training both in Arizona and Florida and we’ve even watched a few Grapefruit Leagues with our beloved Red Sox. The World Champions of 2018 seem to be in good shape and most of their roster is back this year. Something that doesn’t happen too often in this age of Free Agency. Of note is the return of the best outfield squad in baseball, the Killer Bs; Andrew Benentendi at left, Jack Bradley Jr. at center and Mookie Betts at right. Last year, Bradley and Betts walked off with the Golden Glove awards for playing their respective positions. No team has ever had it’s outfield battery win all three spots. With Benentendi’s continued maturity in playing the Green Monster, there does exist the possibility that this could be the season that record is finally achieved. We shall see, with fingers crossed. GO SOX!
The official ballot for this year’s Pulp Factory Awards has been announced. Congratulations to all the nominees.
BALLOT FOR TENTH ANNUAL PULP FACTORY AWARDS OFFICIALLY RELEASED; VOTING NOW OPEN UNTIL 3/15/2019
AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT AT WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION, APRIL 12
Lombard, Illinois – March 6, 2019
With April’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Con approaching fast, the ballot for the 2019 Pulp Factory Awards – the Tenth Annual, to be handed out at the conference – has just opened up for voting by the reading public.
The ballot can be found online at https://goo.gl/forms/SnofAQANqFmOLW1l1 Voters have until Friday, March 15 to vote. You may vote in as many of the five categories as you wish, but you are limited to one vote per category. We are again using electronic ballot via Google forms.
Nominees in each category are as follows:
BEST PULP NOVEL
- The Bay Phantom: Feast of the Cannibal Guild – Chuck Miller (Airship 27)
- Jezebel Johnston: Mourning Star – Nancy A. Hansen (Airship 27)
- Premium Delivery to the Centre of the Earth – I. A. Watson (Chillwater Press)
- Vegas Heist – Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
BEST PULP COVER
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 12 – Rob Davis (Airship 27)
- The Moon Man, Vol 2 – Mike Fyles (Airship 27)
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 11 – Laura Givens (Airship 27)
- Jezebel Johnston: Mourning Star – Ted Hammond (Airship 27)
- The Bay Phantom: Feast of Cannibals – Adam Shaw (Airship 27)
BEST PULP SHORT STORY
- “Glass Devil” – Mel Odom – Bass Reeves, Frontier Marshal Vol 3 (Airship 27)
- “The Hangman’s Daughter” – I A Watson – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Vol 12 (Airship 27)
- “Knights of the Silver Cross” – Gordon Dymowski – 1950s Western Roundup (Pro Se Productions)
- “The Scotland Yard Murder” – I A Watson – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Vol 11 (Airship 27)
BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
- Ed Catto – The Adventures of Captain Graves (Airship 27)
- Rob Davis – Jezebel Johnston, Mourning Star (Airship 27)
- Rob Davis – Secret Agent X, Vol 6 (Airship 27)
- Rob Davis – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Vol 11 (Airship 27)
- Rob Davis – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Vol 12 (Airship 27)
- Clayton Hinkle – Pulp Mythology (Airship 27)
BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY
- The New Adventures of Richard Knight, Vol 3 (Pro Se Productions)
- Secret Agent X, Vol 6 (Airship 27)
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 11 (Airship 27)
- Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild (Pro Se Productions)
After March 15, the committee will tally all of the electronic votes viahttps://goo.gl/forms/SnofAQANqFmOLW1l1 and the winners will be announced at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, outside Chicago, IL, on April 12, 2019.
Questions and concerns should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com. This will insure a more prompt response than reaching out to individual committee members. Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to your votes!
And there you have it for this week’s Flight Log Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by.
Ron – Over & Out!