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Welcome to Airship 27

My name is Ron Fortier, and I have been a professional writer for over forty-five years. I have worked on comic book projects such as The Hulk, Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan. With my two most popular comic series being The Green Hornet and The Terminator (with Alex Ross). With Ardath Mayhar I penned two TSR fantasy novels, and in 2001 I had my first play, a World War II romantic comedy, produced.

This site serves as a portfolio of the work I’ve done to date, as a showcase for projects in the works, and as home for my online Journal (below), which will be updated frequently.

I am currently writing and producing pulp novels and short stories for various publishers and have several movie scripts floating around Hollywood looking for a home, and if that isn’t enough, I also have a review column at the www.pulpfictionreviews.blogspot.com website.

A devoted grandfather of six, at 75, I am thrilled to be part of the new web-comic evolution. Part of this joy is in the realization of a life long dream, that of becoming a pulp writer.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay.

A FLARE FOR S & S

19 Jul | '2024

Greetings Loyal Airmen, as the summer presses on with scorching heat waves, we at Airship 27 continue to assemble and get lots of new titles out. Recently, we’ve begun to put out books in the classic Sword and Sorcery genre made so popular by writers like Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. When the air chief was growing up, he bought lots of Ace paperbacks of these two writers and was taken by their exciting, colorful covers.

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One of the most popular cover artist of these titles was the late Roy G. Krenkel (July 11-1918, Feb 24-1983). Above are three of his amazing works. This year we at Airship 27 we’re lucky to recruit an extremely talented artist whose work reminds me of Krenkel in so many ways. His name is Ron Hill and we recently assigned two S & S titles by writer Gary Lovisi; “I, BARBARIAN” which we published a few months ago and the soon to be released “WARRIOR OF RIGEL.”

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Above left and center are two of the published illustrations from “I, BARBARIAN,” while at left his Ron’s preliminary roughs for what will be his wrap-around covers to “WARRIOR OF RIGEL.” Stay tuned for more about this terrific fantasy artist.

THE BLOOD RUNS DEEP

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A few weeks ago we told you about our latest short story having just been printed in a new anthology from Valhalla Press and our pal Adam Messer. Well the book is up at Amazon and yesterday the Air Chief got his copies. The printing is great, and Valerie loves the white pages.  They’re easy on the eyes. We hope you Loyal Airmen will check it out.

THE CRIMSON NUN # 1

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Finally we’ll end on a little teaser. Earlier in the week we were contacted Antarctic Press publisher Ben Dunn asking if we’d write an introduction to issue number of the new series, “THE CRIMSON NUN,” as the book is about to go to the printers. Ben wanted us, in the intro to explain a bit about the series but without giving away the entire plot. Hmmm, a challenge indeed. We managed to get it done and off to him. In it we alluded to a few things that readers should take note of in the story. One, it is connected with Saint Joan of Arc, the patron saint of France who led their army against British invaders. Two, set against an historical background of the 1930s, the tale will also feature Pope Pius XI seen above. We writers love to research history when we can. The goal being to inform well entertaining. And there you have it. Hope the next time we mention this comic it will be to announce its arrival. Till then, Loyal Airmen….we’re signing off.

Ron – Over & Out!