Friday, March 28, 2014
Last year, Airship 27 Productions released its first ever childrens’ pulp title, “Barry Baskerville Solves A Case,” by writer Richard Kellogg and artist Gary Kato. It introduced the world to ten year old Barry Baskerville, a determined lad, who wants to grow up to be just like his hero, the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes.
Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the second book in the series, “Barry Baskerville Returns,” again by the same creative team of Kellogg and Kato. Once again, the town of Watsonville’s most colorful citizen, young Barry Baskerville, continues his day to day activities as he does his best to emulate Sherlock Holmes. But sometimes Barry’s eagerness becomes too much for his family, friend and teachers and they become very annoyed with his antics.
Can the enthusiastic boy detective overcome their resistance and once again win them over with his devotion to logical thinking and his marvelous talent for puzzle solving? It appears Barry has a real challenge ahead of him this time.
“The first book was such a huge success for us,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “When Richard told us he had another story to tell, we jumped on it on instantly. The critical reviews from parents and Holmes fan for that initial offering were tremendous and we are only to happy to bring our readers more of this fun, educational series.”
And once again, Hawaiian artist Gary Kato delivers truly beautiful illustrations whose cartoon styling meshes perfectly with Kellogg’s likeable young detective. Add designs by award winning Art Director, Rob Davis, and “Barry Baskerville Returns,” is sure to delight both old and young readers everywhere.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS - PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
THE GREEN GHOST RETURNS!
Airship 27 Productions is happy to announce the release of our latest classic pulp anthology featuring one of the most exciting pulp heroes ever; George Chance -THE GREEN GHOST!
Former stage magician, George Chance, by various twists of fate, becomes an eerie vigilante to help the police solve baffling, unique mysteries. He is aided by his loyal crew made up of former glamour girl, Merry White, circus little man, Tiny Tim Terry, former bookmaker and gambler Joe Harper and Glenn Saunders, a novice magician who is his identical double.
“Initially, this series was published under the title, The Ghost, recalls Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “It was only later, after several painted cover portrayed the Ghost having a green skull face that the title was changed. But that wasn’t the end of it. It seems there was still another earlier Green Ghost in the pulps. Written by Johnston McCuley, this Irish themed avenger wore a green hood over his head and was a typical crime fighting hero. The magic background in George Chance’s career is what set him apart in a very cool way.”
Created by writer G.T. Fleming-Roberts, the Green Ghost and his team battled all manner of villainy in some of the most macabre pulp adventures ever recorded. Now Chance & Company are back in four brand new tales as chronicled by a quarter of today’s finest New Pulp writers; Michael Panush, Greg Hatcher, B.C. Bell and Erwin K. Roberts. In these pages the Green Ghost will face a giant mechanical monster on a long abandoned boardwalk, attempt to solve the murder of his old mentor and uncover a ring of foreign saboteurs using radio frequencies to carry out their missions of terror and destruction.
With art by the amazing Zachary Brunner and designs by Pulp Factory Award Winner, Rob Davis, George Chance – THE GREEN GHOST is another foray into the exciting world of the classic pulps. Here are pulp thrills and spills showcasing one of the most original pulp heroes ever invented. Brought to you by Airships 27 Productions, the new home of High Adventure.
Available at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Super artist Patricio Carbajal will be providing the painted cover. This is one of his early sketches in his attempt to interpret the character.
We thought you Loyal Airmen would appreciated this special look behind the scenes.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
THE ART OF PULP
Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of their first ever art book. NOIR – THE ART OF ROB MORAN is a wonderful collection of stark black and white imagery showcasing the phenomenal work of one of today’s top graphic artist in the field of pulp literature.
Rob Moran is an award-winning illustrator/comic book artist/writer based in the UK. As a writer he has created various comic titles and wrote a nationally syndicated American newspaper comic strip. As an artist he has been a magazine illustrator, newspaper cartoonist, computer game designer and has created posters for the Scottish Opera. As a graphic artist, he has been published in the UK, Europe and the USA with such companies as Marvel, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Classical comics, 2000 AD and many others. His comic mini-series BLOOD NATION is currently being filmed as a major motion picture.
“We discovered Rob via Facebook,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Immediately his love for the classic Noir movies of old jumped out at us with each wonderful piece he would post.” Ultimately Airship 27 Productions recruited Moran to do the art for their book, PROHIBITION by writer Terrence McCauley; an old fashion gangster epic. For his efforts Moran won the coveted Pulp Factory Award for Best Interior Illustrations. In 2013, Moran did the art for BROTHER BONES – SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON, his second assignment for Airship 27 Productions and is currently nominated for this work in both the Pulp Factory and New Pulp Awards.
“When the opportunity to showcase this amazing artist presented itself,” Fortier continues, “Art Director Rob Davis and I knew this was a book we had to do. We’ve published dozens of great artists over the past few years. Rob Moran is clearly one of the best of these and this is a book we are damn proud of.”
NOIR : THE ART OF ROB MORAN is an 8-1/2 X 11 black and white book. It features over two dozens illustrations highlighting Hollywood’s silver screen killers, G-Men, Mobsters and Femme Fatales like you’ve never seen them before.
It is available from Amazon.com –
You can see more of Rob Moran’s work at (http://robmorancomicart.blogspot.co.)
Sunday, March 16, 2014
It was done by Scott "Doc" Vaughn, the creator of the super wonderful new pulp webstrip, WARBIRDS OF MARS.
The book contains new Lance Star adventures by Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Jim Beard and Andrew Salmon. So buckle up, loyal airmen, high flying adventure is on its way.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I've been a fan of this legendary hero since I first encountered him on television via the classic adventure flick, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD with the dashing Errol Flynn as the expert archer, Olivia DeHaviland as his beautiful and courageous Maid Marion and the brilliant Basil Rathbone as the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham. I was hooked immediately.
Later I would of course be exposed to the television series imported from England and to this day can sing most of its opening and closing theme songs.
Of course in the years since we've seen lots of others portray Robin from Sean Connery, to Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe and several other BBC series along the way. I've enjoyed every single one of them for one reason or another. You just can't get enough of a good hero.
Thus when Ian delivered his first book, of what had since evolved into a proposed trilogy, I was more than eager to dig into it. Wow. There are not enough adjectives in the language to describe how I fell in love with Ian's retelling of this well loved story. There were all the familiar characters, heroes and villains, iconic scenes etc. etc. but told in such a fresh and exciting new way as to be a "first time" experience. For those young readers who were unfamiliar with Robin and his Merry Men, I knew instantly this book/trilogy would serve as a truly monumental introduction.
And so over these past four years we put together and published the trilogy as Ian had set out for us. Along the way we recruited our Art Director, Rob Davis, to handle the interior illustrations. I think Rob loves Robin as much as I do for each of his pieces is simply stunning in their composition. And we were blessed to get artist Mike Manley to do our covers, the first of which he won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Cover. All three of his pieces are gorgeous and remind me of the great Howard Pyle's lush, colorful Robin Hood art. Reaction to all three continues to pour in daily and word of mouth has spread on just how great these books truly are.
Now can you imagine my utter amazement...and joy when, sometime last year, Ian approached us with the idea of doing a fourth book!! It seems over the years, while we were producing the trilogy, he had been working away doing "other" Robin Hood shorts, to include an 8 pg comic strip. After some thought, he realized he had amassed enough to fill a book and wondered if we'd be interested in capping off this entire Robin Hood project with one last foray into Sherwood Forest. Honestly, do you think it was even remotely possible I would say no?
Earlier today I finished reading/editing ROBIN HOOD - FORBIDDEN LEGENDS. I am once again glowing in that euphoria only readers who love great stories understand. Ian is truly one of the most remarkable writers I've ever had the pleasure of working with and this volume had me jumping up and down like that 13 yr old when he first saw Errol Flynn brandishing his sword to take on the evil Sheriff and save England for King Richard the Lionheart. ROBIN HOOD - FORBIDDEN LEGENDS is a rousing, over-the-top saga that will soon be another classic in Ian's overfilled quiver of literary arrows.
Believe me, you don't want to miss this one.
13 March 2014