• On 12 Jul | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we trust you had a great 4th of July holiday. Now it’s back to work at Hangar 27 and let’s start with a look at a special comic project just getting started.


Artist Gary Kato just turned in the first five pages to the new Mr. Jigsaw story we are doing called, “Miracle on Christmas Island” and as you can see by the page above, it features some of Gary’s best work to date. This when finished will be a full color 25 pg Christmas story to kick off issue # 16. Maine artist Mort Todd will be doing the coloring and drawing the cover. Mort is a coloring genius and has already colored three short Jiggy tales in the past. It is our plan to collect all of them behind this larger new lead story. Ergo we are looking at a whopping BIG issue that will eventually be published at Amazon. Stay tuned, we’ll continue to keep you updated. Fingers crossed we can actually get it out this Winter.


Talking about Gary had the Air Chief reminiscing about the first time the two of us hooked up on a project. The Air Chief had written a little sci-fi short story called the “Raid on Tauron IV” and asked Gary to do up one or two spot illustrations before submitting to the little fiction mag, “Space and Time” published by Gordon Linzner out of New York. Gave me five interior illos and did the actual over for the issue.  Above is that cover (to left) and one of the interior pieces. All of them were gorgeous. This was in the early 1970s and the beginning of a life-long friendship still going strong to this day. Thanks Gary.


We’re also happy to report that Radio Archives has begun producing Airship 27 Audio books and to date they’ve done Codename Intrepid by Robert J. Mendenall and the anthology Marty Quade.

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Two weeks ago they released my Nighthawk. and as of this morning, they are releasing Wayne Carey’s novel Company of Shadows. To find these books merely go to the on-line website, click on Audiobooks and the of course Airship 27. Note the first week any new title is released, it is on sale for half-price. A great deal for all you Loyal Airmen and believe us, these books are wonderfully read.

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!

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