All-Star Pulp Comics #2

AIRSHIP 27 presents

ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 2

(Portion of Profits Goes to Boston Red Cross)

Airship 27 Productions has once again teamed with Redbud Studio comics to release the second in their on-going pulp comics anthology.  The first giant issue in this series won the coveted Pulp Ark Award for Best Pulp Comic of 2010.

Volume Two of the series, co-edited by creators Ron Fortier and Rob Davis, is even bigger than that stellar premier issue.  Contained here are eight stories featuring both modern and classic pulp heroes; Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, the Black Bat, Cain, Robin Hood, Lance Star, Brothers Bones, Dillon and Domino Lady.

The cover is by Will Meugniot and features Ki-Gor’s lovely mate, Helene, battling back to back with Derrick Ferguson’s modern day adventurer, Dillon.  Other creators represented are Russ Anderson, Fortier, Davis, Ian Watson, Thomas Deja, Michelle Sciuto, Sean Taylor, Aaron Meade, Todd Jones, Lee Oaks, James Gaubatz, Van Plexico, Andrew Salmon and Kelly Everaert.

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The book is available from Indy Planet.com and part of the proceeds are being donated to the Boston Red Cross.  “We were the last stages of assembling the book,” explains Editor Foriter, “when the Patriots’ Day bombings occurred in Boston.  All of us, like the rest of the country, were in shock and felt helpless to do anything.”  It was writer Van Plexico who contacted Fortier about possibly offering some of the sales proceeds to help those injured in the terror attack.  “The second Van brought up, I knew it was something we had to do,” Fortier continues.  He contacted Davis and all the creators and the decision was made to take all the profits earned by the book during its first six months in print and donate them to the Boston Red Cross.

“We truly hope our fans will want to rally around a truly good cause and help us put sales over the top,” adds co-editor Rob Davis.  “We really want this to be the best selling title Redbud Studio has ever produced.”

The issue is now on sale at INDY PLANET

 

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And Now, 584 Words About Sean E. Ali

By now you’ve no doubt been drooling over the teaser promo images for Dillon and The Voice of Odin so before the next one goes up it’s time to shine the spotlight on the mastermind behind them.

Sean E. Ali is a name that will be familiar to those of you who are fans of the many fine books published by Pro Se Press. They’re one of the major leading publishers of New Pulp today.  Sean E. Ali is the creative genius behind the design of their many eye-popping, distinctive and decidedly pulpish covers. Thanks to his craftsmanship and eye for color, composition and graphic design, in many ways, Sean is the face of Pro Se since the first thing you see when you pick up a Pro Se book is his work, along with that of the talented artists that also contribute to the growing success of Pro Se Press.

So how did Sean and I hook up? As with so many other talented people I’ve met, it started with casual conversation on Facebook. Sean expressed to me on many occasions how much he enjoyed my Dillon stories and novels. I never had any idea of how much he liked the character until I saw these up on Facebook one day:

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All on his own, Sean had went ahead and done a few images in the style of movie posters and those movie banner you see on buses. When I asked him what did “October 2015” mean he replied “That’s when the movie is going to hit theaters, dummy.” Now I ask you, what can one do or say when facing such overwhelming confidence? And I have been blessed with knowing so many people who have such confidence and faith in the character I’ve created that they can envision such a future for him even if I can’t.

And Sean E. Ali is a man of such faith. We got to know each other really well during the final phases of the Black Pulp project and there were many late night conversations in which we exchanged many thoughts and ideas. The more conversations we had the more my respect for this man’s work ethic, creative philosophy and imaginative power grew. Sean E. Ali is a man who does not commit himself lightly to anything. Once he signs on board with you he’s right there through every step, ever level of the process. He knows how to work with people and he knows how to put his ego in the closet and look ahead to the future of any given project and that is what he sees and that is his goal. Everything else is secondary.

When I described my desire for the reissue of the Dillon adventures with new covers that unified them and made it clear with just by looking at the covers that they were all part of the same series, Sean knew exactly what I meant. Along with the badass new Dillon logo provided by Percival Constantine, he delivered in spectacular fashion. And he’s already got ideas in mind for the other covers as well. I’m looking forward to it as well as any other projects we may work on. Because if there’s anything I do have faith in is that Sean E. Ali and I will be working together for a very long time.

Sean E. Ali’s Facebook Page….bounce on over and friend him, whydon’tcha?