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 67, 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
||SINBAD & THE CRASH
|| Greeting Loyal airmen and welcome back for this week's Flight Log. Summer is really whipping past us August is just around the corner and lots of colleges across the country are getting ready for their Fall semesters. Here in Fort Collins, we continue to bear up under unusually hot temperatures, really out of the ordinary for this locale. Since moving here almost four years ago, the Air Chief has really enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow comic creators. Enough so that we formed our own little social club if you will calling ourselves the FORT COLLINS COMICS COFFEE CLUTCH CREW and the first Sat of every month we meet at a local restaurant for breakfast.
As most of you will recall, last two weeks ago we were back east in New Hampshire for a family gathering. Upon returning to Fort Collins, the Air Chief received an e-mail from one of our comic group asking if, "...because of the crash..." we would still be meeting at our usual place come 2nd Aug. Crash? "Crash? What crash?" we asked our friend. Well, it seems that during our travels, an elderly gentlemen drove his car through the restaurant's front plate glass window. See picture above, which we just found on the internet a few days ago. Ouch. Happily no one was hurt, though we'd imagine a few of the patrons were a bit shaken. And we are happy to report the damage has been repaired the establishment if again fully functional and open for business. So next Sat. morning the Air Chief and 20 of his best friends will once again be gathering for eggs, bacon, bagels and great conversations.
One of those topics we plan to share with our friends is a new book we just finished reading yesterday; RAGTIME COWBOYS by Loren D. Estleman. Although we do plan on writing up a full review for our Pulp Fiction Review blog and posted it all over the internet, we thought we'd give you Loyal Airmen a heads up here in this log. Estleman is an award winning author of both westerns and mysteries and the fun of this book its plot in which an aging Wyatt Earp hires Charlie Siringo, another popular figure of the Old West, to find a prize horse stolen from his ranch. To do so Siringo travels to San Francisco and there teams up with a young, ex-Pinkerton detective named Dashiell Hammett. The Air Chief absolutely loved this book and devoured it in two days. If like us you enjoy history and that old "what if" so and so had met kind of plot, RAGTIME COWBOYS is a book you really should check out.
And lastly, we are happy to report that Airship 27 Productions has released its 15th title of the year, SINBAD - The New Voyages. This is the third in this series of new Sinbad adventures and the first ever full length novel, as written by C.B. Harvey with cover art and interior illustrations by James Conahan. It is a grand fantasy adventure in the vein of the late Ray Harryhausen. This is quickly becoming one of our most popular series and you can pick it up at Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle. As ever, thank you so much for your continued support.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. The Air Chief is only a few weeks away from flying off to this year's Pulp Fest in Columbus, Ohio. Hope to see many of you there as always. Till then take care.
Ron - Over & Out!