- On 5 May | '2022
Greetings Loyal Airmen, we are posting a day earlier than usual, as tomorrow we will be in Chicago for the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con and wanted to be sure you remembered what happens today, May 5th. It’s LAUNCH DAY!!!!
Pg from Beyond the Stars Book # 2 by artist Andrea Bormida. A comic you will never see completed…unless you help fund Book # 1. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silverlinecomics/scifi1?fbclid=IwAR0n_zftfcb8PuZajeVodygLJnfY49c65UT7U4IFUQjqZ1qWhJ6vivDCAKc)
And here is Pg 5 of that issue. Again, for the hundredth time, without our support and funding, this project will never be finished. Please, the Kickstarter launches today. Use the link above, go check it out and if you can, help us make BEYOND THE STARS a huge success. Thanks so much, the Air Chief.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTION –
Airship 27 is thrilled to announce the release of our latest book in the Barry Baskerville Boy Detective children’s series, “Barry Baskerville’s Fishing Adventure.” Once again, the smart and mischievous boy who wants to grow up to be Sherlock Holmes finds himself on an outdoor adventure with friends and of course, as he always does, stumbles upon a puzzling mystery. Story by creator Richard Kellogg and art by the uber talented Gary Kato. This is the 8th Barry Baskerville book and as always available now at Amazon. If you’ve young children or grandchildren, they will love this series. As ever, thanks so much for your support.
RAIZEE THE RAM
As many of you Loyal Airmen are aware, several years ago, the Air Chief created a fantasy adventure character with artist Olivia DeGaine called Raizee the Ram in a story titled “The Wooden Blade.” After Olivia had finished drawing the story, we had it published in our friend Todd Jones’ comic anthology, “Wicked Tales.” Then later that year, the Air Chief penned two more Raizee tales, Olivia drew them and she and her husband, artist Zane DeGaine published all three stories in Raizee’s own title, appropriately “The Wooden Blade” from their own publishing imprint, Pulp Fusion. Since that time the Air Chief finished another adventure of our traveling swordsman and Olivia is currently busy at work bringing it to visual life. At upper right, is her latest finished page (pencils & inks). The two of us are hoping she can have it all wrapped by Nov. so we can have issue # 2 of “The Wooden Blade” available for the Rocky Mountain Con in Denver. All fingers crossed.
Since moving to Fort Collins, Olivia and Zane have become our dearest friends and we often like to go out to local restaurants. Well, early this year, Olivia’s mom, Barbara, made the big move from the East Coast and is now living with them. She’s a real sweetheart and both Val and the Air Chief have had the great pleasure of getting to know her as well. So last weekend, Olivia invited us to join them at a local eatery celebrate Barbara’s birthday. We were thrilled to join them. Above, left to right are, Barbara, Olivia, Zane, Val and the Air Chief. We are so blessed with such people in our lives.
SATIN’S WAYS –
And happy to show off the latest on this project. Artist Crisanto Moreno is a very busy man with a full time job that keeps him very busy. Part of being a professional, is maintaining one’s responsibilities to your loved ones. That means paying the bills, providing food and a home. All of which cost money. Something the life of a freelance artist can never truly depend on. So Crisanto fulfills his responsibilities and whatever few hours a week that leaves him, he draws. And he draws beautifully. Above left is his starting roughs of page 8. You can see he’s started to place the word balloons so as to see what space he has left to compose his images. Pretty much what most pros do. It’s a long process, but in the end so worth the time and effort. Thank you, Crisanto.
BEYOND THE STARS PROMOTION
We want to give a shout out to two of the finest comics writers in the world, who took time to read issue #1 of Beyond the Stars and provide their thoughts on it for us. Thank you Chuck Dixon and Mike Baron, you guys rock!!!
And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. Our bags are back and Chicago here we come. Meanwhile, please go support BEYOND THE STARS and we’ll see you back here next Friday, at our regular posting time. God bless.
Ron – Over & Out!