- On 9 Jun | '2023
Greetings Loyal Airmen, from rain soaked Colorado. We’ve been experiencing one of the wet-est Spring here ever in the Rocky Mountain State. Sure it’s great for the ranchers and farmers, but man oh man do we miss the old sunshine. Ha.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTION
Airship 27 Production’s latest release is a wonderful old fashion pulp thriller, “The Lucifer Stone” written by Bob Madison. It is the story of a college professor who learns gangsters have discovered meteorites that main contain unusual powers that could be destructive in the wrong hands. He sets out to find them and the adventure begins. Adam Shaw did the beautiful cover (above left) and handling the nine black and white interior illustrations was Kevin Paul Shaw Broden (above right). The book is now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. As always, Loyal Airmen, thanks so much for your continued support.
INSPIRATION FOR THE COVER
As Kevin Broden was wrapping up the interior illustrations, the Air Chief began thinking of what the cover image should be. In the story our hero meets a spunky young woman who helps him fight off the gangster with the old six-shooter she keeps in her purse. At the same time, he grabs a dinosaur thigh bone to wield as a club. We thought if we could get that image of the two of them ready to do battle, it would really great for this book. Thus the Air Chief began digging through his photo files. Trust me, Loyal Airmen, ours is extensive. And sure enough we finally tripped over a whimsical spot piece by the great American illustrator, J.C. Lyendecker of a young lady with a tennis racket and her beau with golf clubs. (Above left) Hmm, so what if Adam Shaw used this as his starting point; replace the racket for the gun, the golf clubs for a dinosaur bones…and then added falling meteorites in the background. Of course, as he always does, Adam delivered a truly magnificent piece and then handed it off to Art Director Rob Davis to add the logo, author credit etc. And voila, our cover. We think it came out great!!
THE BOSTON BOMBERS Vol 2
Boston Bombers Vol 2 # 1 is finished and off to Ka-Blam for printing. Wahoooo! All the art, including the stunning cover, is by Rob Davis. Will share it soon. For now, out of the files is one of the earliest concepts of the Bombers (above) by artist Robin Ator.
THE CRIMSON NUN
The script to Crimson Nun # 1 is finished. Came in at 22 pgs and is now off to artist Jesse Thomas. With fingers crossed he approves. We are both beat…and excited. Time for a beer.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As always thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again back here next Friday.
Ron – Over & Out!