Welcome to Airship 27,
My name is Ron Fortier, and I have been a professional writer for over
thirty-five years. I have worked on comic book projects such as The Hulk,
Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan. With my two most popular comic series being
The Green Hornet and The Terminator (with Alex Ross). With Ardath Mayhar
I penned two TSR fantasy novels, and in 2001 I had my first play, a World
War II romantic comedy, produced.
This site serves as a portfolio of the work I've done to date, as a showcase
for projects in the works, and as home for my online Journal
(below), which will be updated frequently.
I am currently writing and producing pulp novels and short stories
for various publishers and have several movie scripts floating around
Hollywood looking for a home, and if that isn't enough, I also have a review column at the
Get the latest news, post your comments, questions, or just say hi at my online forum.
A devoted grandfather of six, at 66, I am thrilled to be part of
the new web-comic evolution. Part of this joy is in the realization of a life long dream,
that of becoming a pulp writer.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay.
Latest Flight Log
||SHORT STORIES & COMICS
|| Greetings Loyal Airmen and welcome to another Flight Log. Things have really been humming around Hangar 27 the past few days and we are really happy to share this stuff with all of you.
The mailman surprised with some goodies the past couple of days, one of which was our second Pulp Factory Awards trophy above on the left. As you'll recall, the Air Chief was thrilled and humbled to have won the PF Award for Best Short Story two years in a row at the recent Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention. Above you see on the right my trophy for my 2011 winner, "Vengeance Is Mine," which appeared in Moonstone Books' "The Avenger the Justice Files Inc." To the left is the new trophy for my 2012 tale, "The Ghoul" which was featured in "Monster Aces" from Pro Se Productions. Again, a heartfelt thanks to these publisher and editors and especially to all my pulp colleagues who enjoyed them so much to award me these great trophies now gracing my office. Hmm, one pal suggested the Air Chief try for three in a row. Ha. But considering how many new short stories we have coming out this year, well, one never knows.
And one of those new stories is appearing in a great sci-fi pulp anthology called WARBIRDS OF MARS - Stories of the Fight, which the Air Chief has mentioned several times in these Flight Logs. Well today my copy arrived and we couldn't be happier. This is a fantastic book with a dozen stories in over 400 pages of pure pulp action and adventure brilliantly edited by Scott Vaughn and Kane Gilmour. The book IS on sale right now at Amazon.com in both softcover as the Air Chief his holding above and on Kindle for you e-reader lovers. Please pick up a copy, you will love this book.
Art by Rob Hicks
Our story in this great collection is called, "The Monsters of Adobe Wells." Scott & Kane assigned artist Rob Hicks to do an illustration for it and here it is. It features the hero of my tale, Sgt. Charlie Three-Feathers and we think its a great illustration. Rob knocked it out of the ball-park. This story was a blast to write and we certainly all our Loyal Airmen will pick up a copy and get the opportunity to read it.
Cover art by Will Meugniot
And finally, we end this entry with some truly exciting comic book news. Two years ago, art director Rob Davis and the Air Chief put together a black and white comic anthology featuring new and old pulp heroes. It was so well received that it went on to win the Pulp Ark Award for Best Pulp Comic of 2011. We were thrilled and slowly began assembling a second volume. After a full year of collecting a variety of amazing strips, we are thrilled to announce the release of (Airship 27 presents ALL STAR PULP COMICS #2) This whopping big edition features tales of Robin Hood, Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, the Black Bat, Domino Lady, Lance Star Sky Ranger and there's even a brand new Brother Bones strip by the Air Chief and artist Joe Arnold. The book sells for $8 and can only be bought on-line at (www.IndyPlanet.com) Of course expect to see many of the writers and artists involved with the book hawking copies at their various convention appearances throughout the country in the new few months.
Also note, profits earned on-line during the first six months of sale will all be donated to the Boston Red Cross to aid the victims of the terrorist bombing back on Patriots Day. All of us involved with this book wanted to do something and writer Van Plexico came up with this wonderful idea which everyone signed on to immediately. So please, by a copy, get your all your friends to by copies and help us send a big old check to the Boston Red Cross six months from now. Lets show them what comic and pulp fans can do when they pull together for a worthy cause.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. We do keep busy, don't we? Ha. Take care and be good.
Ron - Over & Out!