Thursday, September 27, 2018

Aviation Aces

Available to buy now with my interior art.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents

AVIATION ACES Vol 1


art copyright 2018 Howard Simpson


Since the advent of air combat over Europe during World War One, aviation would become an integral part of shaping the military future of all nations. Thus were born skilled men and women whose love of flying and unerring survival skills would label them as Aviation Aces.

From the 1920s forward, American pulp publishers gave their readers countless new monthly magazines featuring these amazing fliers from Bucky Barnes to Dusty Ayers and so many more. The stories were filled with high flying heroes willing to challenge the dangers of soaring above the world.

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to take to the wild blue with four brand new, pulse-pounding, cloud-climbing adventures.  From a hidden Japanese base in the South China Sea, to the search for a missing scientist and a top-secret mission in a “rubber” plane, these stories soar boldly into the killer skies. Join writers Gene Moyers, Jeff Fournier, Andy Fix, Robert Ricci and Fred Adams Jr. as they fly straight into thrilling pulp action.

New Zealander Shane Evans provides the cover while Howard Simpson the twelve black and white illustrations, all under the guidance of Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis. “Aviation pulps were a staple of the 30s and 40s,” adds Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “We’re excited to be offering up a new title to add to those old time classics. We think our readers are really going to enjoy Aviation Aces in a big way.”

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Now available from Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Steve Ditko Tribute

Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko was a big influence on me getting interested in the craft of drawing. I recently purchased some of his work in his last Kickstarter campaign. I will be receiving it with a heavy heart.



He truly deserves the term "Legendary Artist" Here is my tribute to him and his creations. Too many creations for me to draw here.

The world of comics is a little less colorful and wacky without him.
RIP

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Steve Ditko has Passed Away

Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange and many other characters has passed away at 90.

The comic industry is a sad place today as it has lost a legend and inspiration to many of us.

I was fortunate to have worked with him. I'll share that at a later date.

You may read more here.

Ditko in his studio.


Very few people draw Dr. Strange as mysterious as Ditko did.

Other characters he created include, The Question, Hawk & Dove and one of my favorites, The Creeper.

Self- portrait  and photo of him in his studio.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Harlan Ellison 1934- 2018

Harlan Ellison passed away in his sleep. 1934- 2018



Ha was a creator of short stories, anthologies, TV scripts and comic books. He won Hugo and Nebula Awards. He wrote one of my favorite Star Trek episodes of all time, "The City on the Edge of Forever."


There will be other people on the net running down his accomplishments. He is after all one of the greatest writers of speculative and science fiction. I want to share my memory of meeting him.
As I became more settled in my professional career, I started to travel in different circles and get invited to places and parties where I could meet people whose work I enjoyed, admired and respected in my youth.


Unable to speak in the presence of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Surprised that Mark Hamill is speaking to me.( He is much shorter than me.) Saying something stupid to Steranko and later being able to redeem myself. Other times I was able to compose myself and have an intelligent conversation.


I'm not trying to name drop; only explaining my different reactions to meeting people as I move into new circles. I have to save my Larry Niven story for later.


I'm at San Diego Comic-Con where I met a producer of Pinky and the Brain long after it went off the air. After chopping it up for a while, he said he was meeting someone for lunch and invited me to join them. I've had very few jaw dropping moments in my life. This was one of them as he introduced me to Harlan Ellison. The fan boy in me was barely containable. 'I need to handle myself in a professional manner.' We ate lunch and talked. Harlan did most of the talking. Thank goodness! I was spared from saying something that would embarrass me.


He has a reputation for being abrasive and I could see the truth in that rep. We had an enjoyable lunch as that side of him didn't come out. He was very respectful to me. I found him to be a smart, down to earth, "Get off my lawn, you kids." type of guy.


RIP Harlan

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Now I Remember, I Love You

Book cover I painted for a novel entitled "Now I Remember, I Love You"

I tried to evoke the style of those 50s paperback novels.

art copyright 2018 H. Simpson


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Attention Pulp Fiction Fans

Attention pulp fiction fans.

Join the new pulp movement.

Here's a sneak peek at some of my art for the soon to be published "Aviation Ace" available from Airship 27.



You may find more new pulp at Airship 27 Productions while you wait.

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