Friday, November 15, 2013
Atlanta Magazine talked to author Bobby Nash about his time spent as an extra in movies in TV shows filming in Atlanta, Georgia. The article is primarily focused on his appearance in FOX’s The Following starring Kevin Bacon.
You can read the full article at Atlanta Magazine’s website here.
Atlanta Magazine is on stands now and offers a choice of two covers featuring The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
THE SPIDER & THE LADY
(For Immediate Release)
Veteran comics writer and New Pulp scribe, Ron Fortier, has just signed to write a black and white, bi-monthly comics series for Moonstone Books that will feature both The Master of Men, The Spider and the Sexy Pulp Vigilante, Domino Lady. Fortier’s run will begin with issue # 3 due out early next year.
Each adventure will be a two-issue arc and feature a third pulp hero in a cameo role. Fortier’s enthusiasm for the project is bubbling over. “I love both these classic pulp characters and though I’ve done prose stories of them in the past, the opportunity to chronicle new comic adventures was just too good to pass up.”
Pulp fans are aware of the logistical challenge such a series poses because both characters operate opposite coasts; the Spider haunts New York and its east coast environs while the Domino Lady is a native Californian living in Los Angeles. So how does one write that kind of a team book? “With lots of imagination and chicanery,” Fortier says answering that question with a mischievous smile. “The last thing we wanted to do is force plots because of some geographical perimeters. All I will say is that both will make appearances in every issue, but as to whether they are physically in the same place readers will just have to wait and see.”
A well known writer with over thirty-five years experience, Fortier is best known for his work on Now Comics’ GREEN HORNET and TERMINATOR – BURNING EARTH series. He also wrote GENE RODDENBERRY’S LOST UNIVERSE for Tekno Comics.
Today he divides this time between his own writing projects and his duties as the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher in the New Pulp Movement, which he began nine years ago with artist Rob Davis. He currently writes the new prose adventures of Captain Hazzard and his own original pulp hero, Brother Bones; the Undead Avenger.
The artist on this new venture is twenty year professional, Michael Dorman. Dorman has worked in every capacity of graphic creating. His latest credits include penciling and inking Logan’s Run: Aftermath #4 and short stories in William Nolan’s Dark Universe for Bluewater Comics and the upcoming Immortal Deception #1 for Honey Badger Press. "I'm thrilled to be working with a legend of the pulp world like Ron Fortier and excited to work with such icons as the Spider and Domino Lady. I look forward to bringing these exciting stories to visual life!"
Editing the series is Chuck Kennedy. Chuck is a veteran columnist and podcaster who has covered many of today’s brightest stars while commenting on the state of the comic book and retail industry and providing the occasional review when he can find the time. He is a stay-at-home father of triplets who still believe he is a were-bear.
“I knew Ron for over a year as a super-groovy person that everyone referred to as Captain and who had the coolest retro-lexicon of adjectives for everyday terms like amigo, hip, and any number of names my dad would recognize. Then I found out he was a writer and damn did he become even cooler. Save yourself the time and just start reading his work, you’ll get to know him far better than I ever did.”
Kennedy goes on to say the team’s first issue should be out early next year with further Press Releases to announce the official date and the Diamond Solicitation listings.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Ron Fortier's darkest creation returns!
When the souls of the innocent cry for justice,
One man hears their call:
The Undead Avenger
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the first ever, full length Brother Bones novel, SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON, by Roman Leary.
He stalks the streets of Cape Noire, waging a never-ending war against the forces of darkness.
Bones has never met a foe he could not defeat, but now he faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. With only a motley crew of unlikely allies – and his silver-plated twin .45s – Bones must stop an ancient evil that threatens not only Cape Noire, but the entire world.
Created by writer/editor, Ron Fortier nearly a decade ago, the Undead Avenger has appeared in over a half dozen pulp shorts collected in a previous volume; several comic book adventures and in audio recordings. Since his inception, he has become one of the most popular heroes of the New Pulp movement. Now Brother Bones is back to cut a swathe of destruction through his first full-length novel!
“Allowing another writer to handle Brother Bones was something I had never imagined,” explains Fortier, the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Production. “Roman Leary is a talented writer and one of the biggest Brother Bones fans out there. When he first approached me with idea of writing a Bones novel, I was naturally hesitant.” Despite his reservations, Fortier let the idea gestate for several days before replying to the enthusiastic writer. “I knew Roman loved the series and was familiar not only with Brother Bones but his supporting cast as well,” Fortier continues. “So I took a chance and asked him to send me a detailed outline.” What the character’s creator received was the plot to, SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON. “Roman won me over. The concept was true to the character but envisioned him in an exciting new adventure that was like nothing that had been done before. I knew instantly Brother Bones fans would love this book.”
Writer Roman Leary and illustrator Rob Moran deliver the gun-blazing thrills in this epic tale of two-fisted action and spine-chilling horror! “This is a rip-roaring ride through a macabre house of horrors,” says Charles Saunders, author of Imaro and Damballa.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Now available at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.
And as a $3 downloadable PDF from our website.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
|Van Allen Plexico, Andrea Judy, Sean Taylor, Bobby Nash, Barry Reese|
Here were the panels they were part of during the event.
12:00 pm: Thriller Track: Rise of the New Pulp- Sean Taylor, Van Plexico, Andrea Judy, Bobby Nash, and Barry Reese in Georgia College Library Information Technology Center
1:00 pm: Thriller Track: Blending Genres- The Hardboiled P.I. in Different Eras- Alex Hughes, Sean Taylor, and Bobby Nash in Georgia College Museum Education Room
4:00 pm: Thriller Track: Georgia (and Murder) On My Mind- Alex Hughes, Barry Reese, Bobby Nash, and Andrea Judy in Old Governor’s Mansion Education Room
"Some great discussions of writing and books, which I always enjoy," said Bobby Nash of the event. "The crowd wasn’t quite what we hoped for, but everyone who came to the panels had a good time. The comic panel had the best attendance of the panels I attended."
Here are a few photos. Click on image for a larger view.
|This was one of the walls in the museum where one of the panels was held.|
I love it.
|Sean performed a one man play: Gene Simmons' Barney. :)|
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
CLIPPERS OF THE CLOUDS
UP SHIP! AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS launches ZEPPELIN TALES!
In the early 20th Century, German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin pioneered the creation of rigid, lighter-than-air crafts capable of long distance flights. During World War One they were adapted for military use as long range bombers wreaking havoc upon Great Britain from their lofty positions high above the clouds where fixed-winged fighters could not reach them. After the war, the Zeppelins became pleasure ships utilized in luxury Trans-Atlantic Flights and highly popular.
The Golden Era of the airship was the 1930s, the same period as that of the pulps and it is no surprise their romantic images would inspire pulp writers of the time. The original monthly, ZEPPELIN STORIES, was produced solely to highlight these magnificent flying machines in exciting, colorful and fast paced adventures. Now, Airship 27 Productions, itself bearing the image of these high-flying cruisers, launches a brand new series devoted to airships.
“I doubt there could be a more inevitable title for us than this one,” joked Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Even since we started publishing new pulp novels and anthologies, many of our readers would point to our logo and ask when we were going to get around doing a book about airships.” Fortier states that as much as he was always keen on the idea, other projects kept taking precedence. Then a few years ago one of their regular contributors pushed the matter to the foreground. “Writer Frank Schildiner wrote one day pretty much asking if we were ever going to get to this particular theme as it begged to be done. I no longer had any legitimate excuse not to tackle the project. We put out the word and within a few days two of our finest pulp writers answered the call.”
In this debut volume you will thrill to the exploits of Jim Beard’s new hero, Tracer Talbot, as he encounters a mysterious pirate airship and her crew. While writer I.A. Watson sets off on an aerial adventure aboard an experimental Zeppelin built to explore the skies of an alien dimension. Each high flying tale is wonderfully illustrated by Pedro Cruz and the book features a stunning cover by award winning artist Mike Fyles with Art Director Rob Davis providing the book’s overall design.
Join us as AIRSHIP 27 – ZEPPELIN STORIES Vol One soars into the stratosphere of the imagination on this, its maiden flight.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – New Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!
Available now at Amazon in both hard copy and Kindle.
And as a downloadable PDF at our official website.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
|Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor|
The Pulp Factory's own Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor (The Ruby Files, Lance Star: Sky Ranger) have been added to the guest list for the Imaginarium Convention to be held September 19 - 21, 2014 in Louisville, KY.
Bobby and Sean will be on hand with several other authors for panels, conversation, book signings, and more. It looks to be a great time. We hope to see you there.
Learn more about the guests lined up so far here.