- On 10 Mar | '2017
Greeting Loyal Airmen, this week we’re kicking of things with sharing the amazing photo above. Shortly after moving here to Fort Collins, the Air Chief met fellow writers Mike Baron and Todd Jones. Through them and the local comic shop, we discovered there were quite a few comic creators living in this wonderful town as the weeks went by, we slowly got to meet quite a few. Enough so that one day, the Air Chief had the idea of inviting seven of them to have breakfast together at a local restaurant on the first Sat of the month. We tagged the group The Fort Collins Comics Coffee Clutch Crew and we’ve been meeting at a local deli now for almost seven years…and as you can see by the photo above, our ranks have swelled. Present in this photo are 22 of us….and there were at least four members not in attendance this month. Yup, that’s one happy bunch of comic creators. If you look at the photo closely, at center front, is a Shaundra Shultz, and children’s book painter, she has blond hair…over her left shoulder, in an Army green long sleeve tee-shirt is the Air Chief. Honestly, these get togethers are so much for all of us.
Meanwhile artist Kevin Johnson, our partner on the BLACK LION comics series is studying animation and has begun work on a digital 3-D model of our hero. We think he is doing a truly amazing job with this.
In a follow up to our lead topic concerning the huge gathering last weekend of the Fort Collins Comics Coffee Clutch Crew, we began re-evaluating the situation. If you look at that top picture carefully, you’ll note that our members pretty much take up almost half the floor space of that deli, what with pushing all those small tables and chairs together to accommodate us all properly. Well, as it turns out, that pix now shows our last official meeting at this venue. A few days ago the Air Chief spoke with the owners of Gryphons Games & Comics here in Fort Collins. It is the city’s premier comic shot and a big store with multiple private rooms where gaming tournaments are held plus their giant comic retail area and…they even have a cafe that serves drinks and sandwiches. We connected with the owners, had a very pleasant conversation and when it was over they had invited us to hold our monthly breakfast meetings at their story. Yup, so a group of comic creators will now be getting together once a month at a real comic shop. Seems about time this came to pass.
Finally Brother Bones movie producers have done another video update you can find on You Tube at this link. In which they talk about where they are at in production. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3iGaZiwI-Q) All of which is really exciting.
And that, dear Loyal Airmen is a wrap for this week. As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll hook up again right here next Friday.
Ron – Over & Out!