- On 11 Jan | '2019
Greetings Loyal Airmen, as most of you know, last year Airship 27 Productions released 19 books. Not our most productive year, but then again fairly average for what Rob Davis and the Air Chief are use to. As ever, we were proud of all of these titles and our philosophy of publishing will always be quality over quantity. Whereas rolling over into 2019, we suddenly found ourselves flooded with several amazing projects all nearing production within a week or two of each other. We thought you’d all appreciate sneak-peeks at what is coming so here we go.
CODENAME – INTREPID is a new action thriller by Robert J. Mendenhall that introduces the Intrepid Team; a group of military specialist working for the Pentagon in the early 1930s. This first book contains their first five adventures. The interior illustrations (ala the one above) are all by artist James Lyle and Canadian Ted Hammond has provided the gorgeous cover. The book is currently being proof-read.
COMPANY OF SHADOWS is a novel by Wayne Carey. A group of Civil War re-enactors encounters actual Confederate ghosts while on a weekend at an historic battlefield in Virginia. Interiors illustrations (as the one above) are by Ed Catto and Laura Givens has turned in her beautiful cover. This one is also being proof-read as we pen these words.
SHERLOCK HOLMES – Consulting Detective Vol 13. The newest in our bestselling series of brand new Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson adventures. This volume will contain 5 new mysteries. As ever Art Director Rob Davis handles all the interior illustrations (see above) whereas the cover to this book is going to be something truly unique. Sydney Paget was the British artist who drew most of the illustrations that accompanied the original tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when they appeared in The Strand Magazine, thus forever guaranteeing his legend as THE Sherlock Holmes artist. A title we like to think has now been earned by Rob, considering he’s done well over 150 Holmes pieces via the Consulting Detective series. Now over the years, many of Paget’s pieces have been reproduced multiple times and many have become quite recognizable. So the Air Chief, with Rob’s blessing, had the idea of taking one of those Paget illustrations and assigning artist Michael Youngblood to make it the basis for a new cover. At present, while this book is also being proof-read, Michael is hard at work on this cover. We can’t wait to see it.
Ever since my cataract surgery corrected our eyesight, we’ve been aware that all the photos of the Air Chief on-line were old ones taken with our glasses. Realizing that fact, we took this new on, donning the western hat we picked up Mount Rushmore several years ago. Lots of living lines on that face, heh?
And there you have this week’s Flight Log, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you here next Friday.
Ron – Over & Out!