• On 9 Apr | '2021

Greetings Loyal Airmen, as you read this Flight Log, Valerie and the Air Chief are in Ft. Meyers, Florida, enjoying a much needed vacation. Knowing we’d be gone, we decided to give you a little comic preview concerning the 104 pg graphic novel THE BLACK BAT, that we wrote for artist Mike Belcher.


On April 1st, Mike debut the beautiful pin-up piece drawn by him and colored by his son, Aiden. When writing scripts, we try to maintain a formula of no more than five or six panels per page. Below are Mike’s pencils for Page Number One.

To the left is the complete page penciled.  Then Mike tightens up the pencils with his inks. Next Aiden will take over with his letters and coloring. Page one has District Attorney Tony Quinn arriving at the courthouse for a very important trial, accompanied by his valet/bodyguard Silk Kirby, a reformed con man. They are met at the front entrance by a group of very excited newshounds. Mike loves to put cameos in his stories, so do you recognized a certain journalist among that group?
And that’s it for this week. The Air Chief and Val should be back by next Friday. Till then, be well and stay safe.
Ron – Over & Out!

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