Saturday, January 24, 2015

More Holmes on the way!

One of the things I love to do with this blog is give you all sneak-peeks at upcoming artwork.  Our next scheduled book for a Feb release is -SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol 7 and it will feature a stunning cover by artist Michael Youngblood.

Here is Michael's preliminary pencil sketch of that cover.  He is now painting it and it looks amazing.

Captain Ron

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More Sherlock On The Way

Our second release of the year is going to be SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol 7 - At present Rob Davis is busy drawing the interior illustrations and Michael Youngblood is almost done his fantastic cover.

Here's a peek at the back cover to hold you until then.
Captain Ron

Friday, January 16, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be kicking off our new production year with the release of an old fashion western novel by veteran writer, R.A. Jones.

Young Jason Mankiller never believed his surname was an omen of his future until the Civil War broke out and he joined the Union Army.  Fate took to him the fields of Gettysburg.  By the time the battle ended, he was sitting atop a small rise surrounded by the bodies of dozens of Confederate troopers.  Days later, while drunk, his fellow soldiers had tears of blood tattooed onto his face.  From that day forward, the Man Who Cried Blood’s reputation spread far and wide.

Ten years later, Jason Mankiller is in Ft. Rogers, Texas, hoping to find a job and bury his past.  But the blood tattoo won’t let him escape the gunfighter’s trail.  Writer R.A. Jones delivers an old fashion western adventure in the grand tradition of Max Brand and Louis L’Amour.  Here are pioneering men and women facing the birth of a new American destiny that will demand their blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.  For Jason Mankiller, that promise of a better life will be claimed at the end of a smoking gun.

“Gun Glory is a project R.A. Jones has wanted to write for a long time,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “A straight out, traditional western melodrama as has been a staple of American literature for decades. Capturing the feel of those classic western writers of the 40s and 50s.  It’s a great book and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to our readers.”

“Gun Glory” features a cover painting by Graham Hill and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.


Now available at


Thursday, January 15, 2015

SNAKE is coming!

One of the many new pulp characters we will be debuting this year is SNAKE, by writer Michael Vance. To the left is a rough pencil sketch by brilliant cover artist Ted Hammond, who will be painting the cover for this great book.

Stay tuned,
Captain Ron

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


By I.A. Watson

Available on Kindle Only

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to present for the first time ever, seven of award winning writer, I.A. Watson’s fabulous Sherlock Holmes adventures.   This first volume, available only on Kindle, collects Watson’s first six Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson tales that have appeared in the first six volumes of Airship 27 Productions’ bestselling series,
“Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.”

“I.A. Watson has had a new story in each volume of “Consulting Detective,” since its inception,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor.  “In fact his third entry in the series, ‘The Last Deposit’ won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story.  So we are extremely excited to be putting all these amazing stories together for our Kindle readers.”

As an added bonus, Airship 27 Productions is including an eight and brand new, never before published adventure, “The Adventure of the Fading Light.”  That makes this digital book twice the size of the regular volumes for the exact same price.

This Kindle collection also features all the original illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, and Airship 27 Productions Art Director, Rob Davis.

“I.A. Watson’s Holmes stories are meticulously researched and set in the established Arthur Conan Doyle canon,” Fortier added.  “I know of no current writer who research his work as much as I.A. Watson and his stories are a pure light.”


Available only in Kindle here.

Saturday, January 10, 2015



The crew of Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the start of a brand new hour long podcast devoted to the world of New Pulp Fiction. It will be titled, “ZONE 4 presents AIRSHIP 27,” as the show will be part of the Zone 4 family of podcast currently sponsored by the Comic Related website.

Brant Fowler, the creator/engineer/host of the long running Zone 4 made the announcement in a special segment just released.  The new pulp-related hour long show will be hosted by the creative team behind the popular new pulp publisher, Managing Editor Ron Fortier and Art Director Rob Davis.  No stranger to podcasts, Fortier has been a regular host on Zone 4 for the past two years and a semi-regular on PULPED, created and produced by Tommy Hancock.

“This just seemed like the next step for us,” Fortier admitted happily.  “When Brant brought up the idea, both of us jumped at the chance.  Rob and I want to make the once a month show an informal, fun place to share current news on what is happening in the world of New Pulp Fiction.  So, although the program will bear our company name, rest assured we’ll be discussing what is happening, going on and coming out from all the new pulp publishers out there.”  Davis has even suggested the possibility of having guest on from time to time.

The show will post the second week of each month and be available via the Comic Related website and on I-tunes; links to each episode will also appear on the company’s Facebook Page.  Adds Fortier, “One of the things we’ve love to do with the show is use is as a platform to answer questions from our many fans out there; the Loyal Airmen who support and buy our books.  All people have to do is send their questions to either myself and Rob and we’ll make it special part each show to answer them.”



Popular pin-up and comicbook cover artist, Ted Hammond has signed on to do a cover for Airship 27 Productions.  Hammond will be doing the cover to the novel SNAKE - Nest of Vipers - by author Michael Vance.

The image to the left is one of many of Hammond's humorous, sexy horror pieces.

We are extremely excited to having join the Airship 27 team and can't wait to debut this book. Stay tuned.
Captain Ron -