• On 20 Oct | '2017

Greeting Loyal Airmen, as most of you know, in recent years, Redbud Studio has published several issues of my own comic title, RON FORTIER’S TALES OF THE MACABRE and very recently we collected the first 5 issues into one giant comic.  The idea was for us to have this during our Halloween appearance.  And on every cover, including this new collection, the Air Chief is seen donning a top hat with the number 27 (that for our Airship 27 Productions company).


Well, recently Valerie thought we should find ourselves a real top hat and become the Horror Host in the flesh. We were only to happy to play along and above is the result of all that. Another case of life imitating art. So what do you do you Loyal Airmen think?


Speaking of the TALES covers, four years ago this week, grand kids Cora and Alex helped their grandfather by posing for a cover wherein Cora became the vampire queen and Alex the werewolf. As it turned out, Facebook went and reprinted that image this past Tuesday, on Cora’s birthday. So the Air Chief reposted it along with birthday wishes to a truly awesome young lady.  In Kristi, Chelsea, Cora, Alex, Taryn and Logan, we have the most amazing grand children in the world and that’s a true blessing Loyal Airmen. Family is everything.


Now as most of you know the Air Chief is currently teaching an 8 week course on How to Write Comics at the Front Range Community College here in Fort Collins.  Above is yours truly among my really talented students. Seated left to right we have Bran, Melisa & Adam, while standing the back is Aaron, the Air Chief and Jon.


Reaching the half-way point in the course last evening, we invited two extremely talented professional artists to join us.  Above is Olivia K. Degaine, the Air Chief and Shana Moura.  Both young ladies were on hand to help us talk about character building in comics.


To help illustrate key points, the girls volunteered to draw sketches of the students’ character creations. Above here to the far left is Shana’s depiction of one of Adam’s characters, the lizard pirate was invented by Aaron and Olivia drew him to perfection along with the young lady from Melisa’s tale. In all each girl did up five wonderful illustrations, two for each of our five students and you can imagine how thrilled they were to receive them. We had high hopes for this course and thus far they have all exceeded our expectations.

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. Next week we hope to announce a new Airship 27 pulp title, till then be good, and start thinking of Halloween. It’s just around the corner now.

Ron – Over & Out!

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