• On 2 Jun | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we hope you all enjoyed last weekend’s Memorial Day holiday, both family get togethers and barbecues etc. At the same time remembering the purpose of the day, to remember all Americans who gave up their lives for our country.


Valerie and the Air Chief stopped by the Northern Colorado Visitors Center located at Spring Canyon here in Fort Collins. The place as mobbed with hundreds of people, many of them Vietnam veterans. Our salute to Fort Collins for always respecting and honoring the memories of our fallen veterans.



Artist Jesse Thomas has been hard at work on issue #1 and has done rough break downs of the first nine pages we scripted. We were so tempted to show you more, but realized they contain an opening scene which needs to be kept secret until the book is published. Thus the page above is Pg # 8 and we’ll leave you Loyal Airmen to try and decipher what it is all about. Feel free to send along your guesses.


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Over the past ten years, the Air Chief has had lots of fun writing the adventures of space smuggler, Captain Jain Marlee. Those short stories have appeared in various black and white anthologies from various independent comic publishers. We’re happy to announce there is a new Capt. Jain strip now in the works and near completion. It’s called “Ghost World” and is being illustrated by my artist pal Ariel Aguire. The pages at above center and to the right are Ariel’s on the strip. Color is piece was done a while back by another artist whose name we sadly don’t recall. Anyway, Arile and spoke for the very first time last week when we gave him a phone call. He lives out in California. It was a great chat and we enjoyed it a lot. He’s excited about wrapping up “Ghost World” and soon as he does, trust me, Loyal Airmen, we will find a home for it and getting published. Till then stay tuned.



One of the greatest pulp writers of all time was Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage. Over his lifetime Dent wrote hundred of great pulp tales, many featuring other heroes only true diehard pulp fans are familiar with. Whereas recently we learned that Dent had wanted to write a western series featuring a mysterious gun-toting avenger called The Cowl. He wrote one Cowl story but it was rejected by the various pulp mags of the day. In the end he merely filed it away and forgot about. Now, after all this time, Tommy Hancock, publisher/editor of Pro Se Press, working pulp historian Will Murray, is about to revive this lost hero via a brand new anthology. And yes, the Air Chief was asked to contribute a story for the book, which we completed only a few days ago. Our story is called “Rattler’s Reckoning” and comes in a little over 14,000.  We’re extremely excited about the project and as soon as the book is finished and off to the presses, we’ll give you Loyal Airmen a loud shout out. Not ever day we get to write a lost pulp hero created by a pulp master.  Oh, yeah.

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you all back here next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!


  • On 26 May | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, while writing last week’s Flight Log, we attempted to list all the current comic projects the Air Chief is now involved with. Thus we listed ten. Only that was wrong and we’d forgotten one. Really, # 11 –



After several years of now luck finding a talented artist to bring Bones’ original story to comics, our pal Joe Arnold signed on. And now months later, has begun doing actual page roughs and composition. Joe is really excited about the project and trust me, his enthusiasm is catchy. As ever, stay tuned. More of the Undead Avenger is on the way.



CN artist Jesse Thomas turned in the above uniform/color guide to our gun-blasting pulp hero. We love them.  Hope to get back to finishing up script # 1 soon.



Artist Andrea Bormida delivers up the pencils to Pg # 5 of issue # 3.  We aren’t going to preview as many pages for this and future issues as we did with 1 & 2. Lots of amazing surprises in story for you readers and we don’t want to spoil them. So stay tuned and buckle up. What’s coming is mind blowing!!


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After a long period of no new releases, we are delighted to announce the arrival of “The Silver Pentacle Vol 2″ by Nancy Hansen. This is the second in her series about a post apocalyptic world wherein a star being from beyond our universe comes to Earth to assemble a team of super beings in order to save and rebuild our world. It is great fantasy adventure and Colorado based artist Guy Davis provides both the beautiful cover (above left) and all nine of the black and white interior illustrations (one such above right). The book is now available from Amazon now in paperback and soon on Kindle. As ever, Loyal Airmen, we thank you for your continued wonderful support.



Early on in the history of DC Comics, the idea of teaming their two greatest heroes (Superman & Batman) and so they created the monthly title called, “World’s Finest.” Okay, so every Wednesday afternoon the Air Chief and his Official Protege, Todd Jones get together at the local comic shop for some coffee and comic talk with others of our friends. Imagine our surprise when we jumped into Todd’s car, wearing our Super man tee, to see he was sporting a Batman one.  Yup, we both instantly shouted, “World’s Finest!” It’s fun folks, that’s what comics are all about.


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As we started this Flight Log talking about Brother Bones and artist Joe Arnold it’s only fitting we end that way in a very cool fashion. Joe has taped himself sketching Bones and that video is now available at You Tube. Should you want to check it out, here’s the link. It’s a lot fun to hear Joe ramble as he discusses the Undead Avenger. (

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. Been a busy week and we like it that way. As ever thanks for dropping by and we’ll see you back here next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!


  • On 19 May | '2023

Greeting Loyal Airmen, some time last year, we posted a list of the 8 comic projects we were currently involved with and the artists we were working with on each. Recently, we tripped over that list and saw that quite a few things have changed and thought we’d take this week to bring you all up to speed. So sit tight. Here we go.


Mr. Jigsaw Man of the Thousand Parts remains our longest running series ever, done with my pal Gary Kato and edited by Rob Davis, published via Rob’s Redbud Studio. We did finish issue # 18 but sadly it has yet to become available at ( Whereas it is one of the three issues contained in the 6th volume of The Adventures of Mr. Jigsaw available from Amazon. Hopefully, we can get cracking on issue # 19 before year’s end.

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BEYOND THE STARS – Having wrapped up a successful Kickstarter Campaign for issue #2, Silverline Comics hopes to have that issue out to all supporters in June. Meanwhile artist Andrea Bormida is hard at work on the art for issue # 3. Which is our cue to get cracking on script # 4 of this planned six-issue sci-fi mini=series.

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JIN & TONIK, the spy thriller graphic novel series we are doing with artist Cesar Feliciano. Issue one has been completed illustrated and we are awaiting the gorgeous coloring by Matt Webb.  Matt was recently very, very sick with pneumonia and is just now getting back on his feet. We are really happy he got through that and we should soon start seeing more pages from him.  Note, in regards to our participation, we have written the first two scripts.

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THE BLACK BAT – The graphic novel origin of this classic pulp hero. Artist Mike Belcher is still hard at work on, when time allows. Mike is penciling, inking and lettering, with his son Aiden on coloring chores. After a good start last year, Mike and his family got sidelined with other responsibilities that forced him to do more paid art commissions and set this aside for a little while. Per our recent conversation, it is his hope to get back to do pages on a regular schedule soon. At which time he will self-publish the book via Ka-Blam and his own imprint. So it is very much alive, BB fans.


THE WOODEN BLADE – The ongoing anthropomorphic series featuring the adventures of Raizee the Ram and Orai, his Vulture side-kick continues at a good pace. With issues one and two out from Pulp Fission Comics, artist Olivia DeGaine hopes to have issue # 3 out in time for the Fort Collins Comic Con the weekend of Aug. 26-27. Both of us are having a blast with these stories.


THE BOSTON BOMBERS Vol Two Issue # 1 –  Artist Rob Davis has been bowling us over with his amazingly beautiful pages for this sequel to the 30 yr old Boston Bombers book. At present he’s approximately four pages from wrapping up issue # 1 and will publish via his own Redbud Studio imprint. Stay tuned, Loyal Airmen, you don’t not want to miss this one.


CHIVALRY INC – Artist Javier Lugo who initially signed to the project, dealt with some major setbacks over the past year. This book is still set for publishing via Silverline Comics and in Javier’s recent message, he’s still very much on board and hopes to start work on it as soon as he finishes his current comic project.


SATIN’S WAYS – A project that was going to go to Silverline Comics but we ran into problems finding an art team, and then learned the Silverline’s 22 pg format wouldn’t work with our pg count per issue. In the end, we pulled it from them and recruited Gary Kato to do the entire 48 pgs which will then be published by Redbud Studio. We’ll keep you posted. We’ve forgotten how many different artists were connected with this over the past twenty years. With Gary on board, we’re guaranteed it will now come to completion.


HAMLET’S END – New western series we kicked off last year with artist Zane DeGaine. Still moving forward with hopes to have issue # 1 from Pulp Fission Comics available at this year’s Rocky Mountain Con in Nov. All fingers crossed. This one will be in full color.



And finally our latest in progress project based on a 1997 series from Antarctic Press and created by Warrior Nun’s own Ben Dunn. Ben gave us the green light back in April at the Wicked West Comix Expo where we met for the first time. Our artist on this one is Jesse Thomas and he’s now working on the first nine pages of script number one which we cranked out last week. The plot for this one has been slowly germinating and with God’s inspirations coming together in a truly excited fashion. This one is going to be a blast.

And there you have them, Loyal Airmen. Ten comic projects all be juggled daily by the Air Chief. We must be nuts. Hahahaha.



Meanwhile back at good old Airship 27, Rob is busy doing his illustrations for “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective” Vol 19.  And as ever his work is gorgeous, ala the illo above. Artist Howard Simpson will be providing the cover for that one. And believe me, Loyal Airmen, we’ve at least four other titles nearing the finish line so in the next week or two expect to see them popping up at Amazon.

And there you have it Loyal Airmen, what the Air Chief is currently juggling creatively.  As always thanks for stopping by. Stay well and God bless.

Ron – Over & Out!



  • On 12 May | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, well last weekend’s Free Comic Book Day was the best one we have ever participated in ever since moving to here at Fort Collins’ own Gryphon’s Games & Comics.


The first time ever, Valerie joined the Air Chief and once we set up our table and banner, 10 a.m. arrived and the doors were opened. In streamed SO many fans, old friends and new. And most eager to buy our comics and pulps. Image to right above is one of many of our amigos also present, writer Aaron Powers.


To left Zane and Olivia hustling to sit as fans were pouring through the door. We want to thank the management at Gryphon’s for providing the free coffee and donuts for later later to all the creators.


Pals Abe Akins (to upper left) and Jesse Bonafazi (to upper right did extremely well.


Artists Lee Powell (upper left) from Cheyenne and our own Sesil (upper right) had a blast.


Once in this great comic shop, fans were browsing like crazy while to upper left, the Air Chief talks to another great fan. We sold out of half our stock, both in comics and pulps.


Our con neighbors to our left were two charming young ladies, the one on the right was Lee, an artist and this was her very first time showcasing her work. Above right is pal Tom Webster and behind him artist Marissa Hughes. We were at the shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In all the show was a tremendous success and we left with so many wonderful memories. Thanks one and all.




Now that we’ve been given the green light to write a brand new Crimson Nun mini-series for creator Ben Dunn, work has begun in earnest on the project. Including our announcing the artist we’ve recruited for the project is Jesse Thomas. Those are his sketches above to left of the old covers published back in 1997. Jesse is a published comic artist having worked for Zenascope Comics in the past and eager to get cracking on this proposed four issue mini-series. Sit tight Loyal Airmen, we’ll have lots more to show you in the weeks ahead.



My wonderful Aunt Jeannette, Mom’s sister, shared some old family photos with us recently. Above that’s her with her troop of nieces and nephews. Of all of them, we can only positively identify our own younger brother, George, at far left, and the fellow to the far right is yours truly, the Air Chief. Hard to believe we were ever that young.  And one more.


Mom’s family, the Richers, lived in Sanford Maine and visited them every Sunday afternoon, while growing up. So here’s a family pix of sisters, brothers and parents. Our Mom, Gabrielle Fortier, is at center in the light colored overcoat, behind her right side is her mother, our Memere Dorilla Richer, the due in the uniform is Uncle Jean Richer, this was 1951 and he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Behind him to on the right is our dad, George Fortier, and then in the fedora is our Pepere Donat Richer. It is so amazing to see these pictures. So many memories are locked up in that house and with those truly wonderful people. God truly blessed both the Fortiers and the Richers.

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by. Take care and we’ll see you back here next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!



  • On 5 May | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen. Before get into this past week’s agendy, we want to take a moment to truly thank all of you who supported our recent Kickstarter Campaign.


Because of your wonderful support and generous contributions. the Silverline Campaign for issues # 2 of both BEYOND THE STARS and STEAM PATRIOTS was successful. Books should be sent sometime in June, again with our heartfelt thanks. All this ever does is makes us want to continue giving all of you the best comics we can produce, both in script and art. So stay tuned Loyal Airmen, issue # 3 of BEYOND THE STARS is now in production. Also a fallen reminder, you can purchase copies of both BEYOND THE STARS # 1 and STEAM PATRIOTS # 1 from ( Tell them the Air Chief sent you.



As most modern parents know, these days after your kids grow up, they tend to scatter from Maine, to Conn and Illinois for these three. So when the rare opportunity to hook up arrived last week, they took it. From left to right, standing oldest son Scott, to his left daughter Heather, then her bearded brother Kevin and lastly his wife with glasses Melanie Bisson Fortier. We love these souls more than words could ever say and thank God for them every day. Amen.



After a brief hiatus, artist Rob Davis delivers Pg # 25 of issue # 1 of Boston Bombers Vol 2. He has been constantly blowing us away with his amazing artwork. As we get closer and closer to wrapping up this first issue, the Air Chief if wicked excited to see it in print. Hang in there, Loyal Airmen. It won’t be long now.



With issue # 2 successfully Kickstarted, it’s time for the crew to get back to producing issue #3 and keep the story rolling along. Oh yeah.

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by and stay tuned. More next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!!


  • On 28 Apr | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, last weekend’s Windy City Pulp & Paper show was the biggest ever! No lie. They broke attendance records.  And fittingly enough Rob and the Air Chief brought along our better halves for the very first time. So we’ve got lots of fun pix to share with you. Hang on to your hats.


As ever, the show takes place at the Westin hotel in Lombard, Il, a suburb of Chicago. The weather proved to cold and rainy, but that didn’t stop our enthusiasm. Left to right above, the Air Chief, Valerie, Theresa Davis and husband Rob. The girls hit it off which was no surprise. They are both fun ladies who have always supported us from day one.


So many of our super talented writing amigos were all around us setting up. From left to right above, we have have Tommy Hancock of Pro-Se Press and his sidekick Aubrey. Then comes Jonathan “Jay” Sweet of Brick Pickle media and lastly writer Matthew Bieniek, always a happy soul.


Left to right above. Writer/publisher Brian K. Morris and Cookie, Martin Gram & Alex and writer pal, Van Allen Plexico.


Writer Fred Adams Jr. and his friend Vivian arrived Sat morning, to our delight. Meanwhile Rob had whipped up a great sale incentive which proved to be a huge success as we sold tons of books. Thanks to all of your wonderful customers.


As is the usual tradition, we gather as many brave souls as possible and go out to a local eatery on the first night (Friday) of the con. This year was no exception. It is a time for good food and conversation before heading back to the con for the annual Pulp Factory Award Presentations hosted my yours truly and Rob.


Above we make our introduction to the audience and then hand out the first prize to Van Plexico.


Then Brian K. Morris accepted three of the five awards for those people unable to attend the show. The last award went to Rob. As ever he was really humble in his little acceptance speech.


Left is a close up of one of the beautiful awards. Thanks to Awards committee member Jay Sweet for procuring them every year. Then the three recipients on hand, Van, Brian & Rob. With a very, very happy Van. This was his second PF award for Best Novel. The first person to every do that.

The winners were. BEST NOVEL – Van Allen Plexico. (White Rocket Books) BEST SHORT STORY – Clyde Hall. (Stormgate Press) BEST PULP COVER – Jeffrey Hayes. (Stormgate Press) BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS – Rob Davis. (Airship 27 Production) BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY – Pulp Reality 5 (Stormgate Press. A boisterous congratulations to all the winners.


Finally, we’ll end this Con Report with a tip of the pulp fedora to two special ladies who help make our weekend extra special. Super Airship 27 fan, Mikkie McGrath (above with Air Chief & Rob). And none other than our gal Radio Rita, making a special appearance along with us alongside the Airship 27 travel truck. She looks in great in her flying cap and hots pants. Thanks to model builder Rob. Oh, Yeah. And that was this year’s Windy City. Remember, Loyal Airmen, it is not too soon to start making your plans to join us for next year’s show – April 3rd & 4th, 2024. Let’s make that even better.



The completed Cover C to BEYOND THE STARS # 2 by Rob Davis. With only 2 days left on the campaign, things are looking rather dismal. Sigh. Hoping all you Loyal Airmen can come to the rescue. (

Finally a good friend send me a copy of PULP FAN, a new on-going magazine for pulp enthusiast. It’s edited by Jim Main and Robert J Sodaro. Worth your time, Loyal Airmen. Go Google it and pick up a copy. You’ll be glad you did.  And that’s it for this week. Happy to be home and put away our traveling shoes for a few months. Oh yeah.

Ron – Over & Out!


  • On 20 Apr | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we’ve tons of fun pictures to share with all of you from our time at last weekend’s Wicked West Comic Expo. The show was great. At present, Valerie and the Air Chief are all packed up and flying off to Chicago this afternoon to attend this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Show, which is why you are seeing this Friday Flight Log a day early. So let’s get rolling.



Valerie and the Air Chief went to the hall in Loveland, CO. on Friday afternoon to set up our table. There we hooked up with many of the other guests and vendors the same thing. Everyone was excited for the show.


The wonderful folks from Faraway Creations were busy setting up their display featuring Bonnie the Bantha from Stars and our pal Bret Smith wasted no time get on board. These people are truly remarable with their creations. We were also happy to see our writing pal, Aaron Powers had a table directly across the aisle from ours.


To Aaron’s left was sci-fi writer and wild man, Terry Crowley, and then came art teacher Jesse Bonafazi and some of his students. Jesse makes custom action figures and they are great.


Going left to writer above, the Air Chief with artist Abe Akins, sci-fi comic artist Guy Davis and his great new cut out of his lead character in “Bellatrix Rising,” and happily one of really good amigos, fantasy adventure writer Scott Ladzinski showed up to say hi.


One of the big guest was Ben Dunn of Warrior Nun and Ninja High School Fame.  Way back at the start of our comic career Ben and the Air Chief did a fun Popeye comic together. It’s since become a classic among Popeye fans and collectors. This was the first time we ever met and that proved to be a blessing. He is truly a wonderful soul and we hit it off immediately. To far right the Air Chief stands with the dude totally responsible for this great con, our pal Todd Jones. See the halo on his head. Chuckle. Really, one has to be a saint to put on a comic con like Wicked West and make it work so dang well.


Another attendee was Tim Moret, the man behind Novermber’s Rocky Mountain Con in Denver. It is our favorite show of the year and we look forward to it again this year. Tim’s a great guy. Seated to our right once again our con-neighbors were our dear friends, the super talented husband and wife time of Pulp Fission press, Olivia & Zane DeGaine.

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While Olivia and the Air Chief are working on a two year old project called “The Wooden Blade,” Zane and the Air Chief began a new western mini-series to be called “Hamlet’s End.” As it was nowhere ready for this particular show, Zane printed up 25 ashcans which contained the first five pages completed, lots of sketches, and even some sample script pages with a cover that only featured the series’ logo. Thus anyone purchasing one of these collectibles could have Zane do an original sketch on the cover. Any of your Loyal Airmen wanting one of these ashcans can contact Zane directly. ZANE DeGAINE <> Issue # 1 of Hamlet’s End will launch as a Kickstarter Campaign late summer. We’ll keep you posted.


There you have it, Loyal Airmen, our Wicked West Comic Expo report. Can’t wait for next year’s show.


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With only a few more weeks to wrap up our Kickstarter Campaign for issue # 2 of BEYOND THE STARS, artist Andrea Bormida is hard at work on issue # 3. Above some of the early pencils etc. Note, with only ten days left, our Campaign for funding # 2 is reaching the half-way mark of our goal. We truly need all you Loyal Airmen to help us reach that goal. Note, even if you missed out on Issue # 1, it is available via this campaign. (


Finally we’re going to leave you with the above logo. Sort of a tease of some rather big news announced recently. We’ll explain in full detail once home from Chicago. Till then, be well and God bless.

Ron – Over & Out!!


  • On 14 Apr | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, this weekend is the second annual Wicked West Comix Expo being held at The Ranch in neighboring Loveland, CO. Show is Sat 15th & Sunday 16th and starts at 10 a.m. each day. Lots of great guests will be on hand including Warrior Nun creator Ben Dunn and Greg Weisman of Gargoyles fame. Yours truly will also be on hand. We really hope to see lots of our local fans there.




 This project has been a blast for the Air Chief. And thank all of you who supported the initial Kickstarter Campaign. Of course we all wish we could have gotten this second issue to you sooner, but artists Andrea Bormida and Mike Belcher need lots of other gigs to make what they do profitable. Still, we all think issue # 2 rocks and hope if you did grab # 1 you enjoyed enough to come back. Remember this is a 6 issue mini. We’ve got a whole lot more story to tell. So again thanks so much. The campaign launched this past Tues day at this link – (…/silverlinecomics/march23)
Several years ago, a British recording studio asked the Air Chief to write a short radio melodrama for them to produce and sell on their program “Another Wavelength.” The idea, by producer Simon Colier, was to do short, less then ten minutes each, audio plays in the Twilight Zone vein. To that end we wrote “Night Army” and it was our first ever such project. EvCol Studio did a fantastic job with it and you can still purchase an audio copy at this link should you be curious. ( Earlier in the week, Simon reached out to us once more. This time asking for something a little longer. After mulling it over, the Air Chief sent him a comic strip script called “Matilda” which we had had illustrated and featured in our our series, “Ron Fortier’s Tales of the Macabre,” from Redbud Studio. We explained that should he like the story, we might be able to re-write it as a radio script. A few days passed and then he replied saying he was thrilled with the idea and to go ahead and do the re-write. It was done, submitted and given major thumbs up. As of now casting has begun and hopefully actual studio recording will take place in a few weeks. Honestly, we are way excited. Radio scripting is something we never imagined we’d ever do. Life is funny that way. It never ceases to surprise us. Stay tuned Loyal Airmen, we’ll keep you posted on “Matilda” and of course, copies of our story collection can still be had at Amazon.
And finally, wrapping up this crazy busy week, Airship 27 Production is thrilled and proud to announce the release of our fifth Mark Justice’s Dead Sheriff Novel, “A Cold and Lonesome Grave” by writer Phillip Pan. Based on the weird western character created by the late Mark Justice, this entry has the zombie lawman and his allies off to the frozen north of Canada where they encounter none other than Bigfoot. Check out at the amazing cover by Michael Youngblood above. Plus Rob Davis provides the interior illustrations and overall book design. This one is a winner, Loyal Airmen. We hope you’ll check it out. Available as ever from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. As ever thanks for your continuing support.
And that’s a wrap for this one, Loyal Airmen. As ever stay well and God Bless,
Ron – Over & Out!!!


  • On 7 Apr | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen, well after almost an entire month, Val and the Air Chief are back home in lovely Fort Collins, Colorado. Our time with family in Florida was much fun. Including our seven day cruise aboard the Norwegian Oasis of the Seas.


What an amazing marvel that ship is. We sailed the eastern Caribbean ending on their private island of Coco Key where the Air Chief took advantage of checking off a bucket list item – we did the three part zip-line. It was awesome, though climbing three five story towers wearing a twenty pound harness was a chore this 76 old dude was not expecting. Ha. Above left, on Deck # 8 was a minor recreation of Central Park with flowers in bloom. Great place for a pix with Val and yours truly.


Along with us on the trip were Val’s sister, Barbara (seated at left) and her husband Gus (in peach colored tee) and of course Val (standing) and the Air Chief. All of us with champagne toasting our recent anniversaries. 50th for Barb & Bus, and 40th for Val and yours truly. On Deck 5 we found this gorgeous Cord Classic. Would have loved to take that home. Same care my pulp hero Captain Hazzard drives.


Also at the other end of Deck 5 was the aft Boardwalk with a full size carousel which you have to know the little kids loved riding. And in middle above, the Air Chief ends his support to the dancing figure with the balloons in front of the Johnny Rocket’s burger joint. Our cabin waiter would surprise us ever day with a new animal figure created from the room’s towels. The bulldog above was our favorite.


Our journey ended on the beaches of Coco Key, where the Air Chief did his zip-lining jaunt. But after that ordeal, it was just lounging in our private cabana only yards from the beach. Talk about a little piece of heaven on earth. It ended all too soon, but the four us will have memories to cherish for years to come.


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Once back home, it was back to work for the Air Chief. First up releasing Airship 27’s newest pulp title, the fantasy adventure “Journey to Stormrest” by writer Teel James Glenn. This is part of his Chronicles of Altiva series and lots of swashbuckling fun. Rob Davis provided the cover (above left) while artist Christ Nye the nine interior illustrations, of which one is shown (above right) : it being the one that inspired the cover. It is, as all our titles, now available at Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.




Digital “pencils” for the first four pages of “Hamlet’s End”, a western written by the Air Chief and illustrated by Zane DeGaine, to be published by Pulp Fission.Ashcan preview available at Wicked West Comic Expo 2023 in Loveland, Colorado in two weeks.Two cover variants for the ashcan: regular and blank sketch cover.Full first issue (inks and possibly color) later this summer/ early fall.



We are also thrilled to let you know that our comics sci-fi series, BEYOND THE STARS, is getting ready to release it’s second issue via a Silverline Kickstarter campaign. This time, rather putting it in a package with three other titles, it will be paired only with one. The second issue of Scott Wakefield’s excellent STEAM PATRIOTS. We love that idea. Below is the link to where you can sign on. We truly appreciate all the support you gave us with issue # 1. Also let us remind you, if you do sign to help us, there will be the opportunity to get both Beyond the Stars # 1 and Steam Patriots # 1. Below is the link, Loyal Airmen. Thanks so much.



Once again, Loyal Airmen, it’s time for the best pulp show of the year, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con, held in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Il. Above left is Chief Engineer Rob Davis & the Air Chief from last year’s show. This year, to entice more of your Loyal Airmen to attend, we’re having a sale special with a “free” book to any purchaser of four. That’s five Airship 27 titles for only $60. Another fun event at the show is the Friday night presentation of the Pulp Factory Awards. We always look forward to that. So if you haven’t any plans for April 20th to 23th why don’t you come by and join us. We’d love to see you there.



And finally, today is Good Friday, marking the end of Lent and the remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ’s fulfillment of His mission to rescue all mankind from the slavery of sin. He loved us all unto death and proved it on that beautiful cross. May all of you of faith have a truly wonderful Easter when on Sunday morning we will once again shout out, ALLELUIA…HE HAS RISEN….ALLELUIA!!!

Ron – Over & Out!


  • On 10 Mar | '2023

Greetings Loyal Airmen. As you read these words, Valerie and the Air Chief are enjoying the warm sun of Fort Meyers Florida where we will be until the end of the month.  We all of you are also enjoying the end of the winter season and looking forward to Spring.

Of course while gone, voting is going on for this year’s PULP FACTORY AWARDS which will be given out at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con in Chicago in April. Airship 27’s anthology “THE ADVENTURES OF RADIO RITA” is up for four awards.


We have some stiff competition as we do every year and are hoping all you Loyal Airmen will take a few second to go the ballot site and for us. Vote for the Radio Rita short story by Teel James, Glenn, the interior illustrations by our own Art Director Rob Davis, the gorgeous cover by artist Ted Hammond and finally for the book itself as the Best Anthology.  Again, go to the link below. Note the voting is open to the public, that means everyone. So share the link, tell yours friends about it. We truly need your help and appreciate it greatly.

This is link to on-line ballot = (

So there you have it Loyal Airmen. Our next “new” Flight Entry will be here on Friday morning 31st of March. Till then, be well, and God bless.

Ron – Over & Out!