Tuesday, March 12, 2013

RICK RUBY-- BEST NEW PULP CHARACTER!

Cover art: Mark Wheatley


Ruby creators Nash & Taylor
The winners of the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards was posted at All Pulp Saturday, March 9th and our very own Rick Ruby walked away with his very own award... Best New Pulp Character.

The full list of winners is below, including several talented friends and creators, all of whom deserve a hearty congratulations.

Best New Pulp Character-
Rick Ruby created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor as featured in The Ruby Files Volume 1 Published by Airship 27 Productions

Art: Rob Moran
Rick Ruby came out of the gate swinging. Created by Sean Taylor and myself The Ruby Files surprised me when it was nominated for multiple categories in both the Pulp Ark and Pulp Factory Awards this year. The creative power behind The Ruby Files Vol. 1 anthology from Airship 27 was certainly tough to beat and we would like to take a moment to thank Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon, William Patrick Maynard, Rob Moran, Mark Wheatley, Rob Davis, John Bruening, Ron Fortier, and Bobby Nash (who also walked away with the Best Author Award). The hard work of all of the fine folks involved helped down on his luck private eye, Rick Ruby stand out from the pack.

We'll post reactions from everyone involved with The Ruby Files this week. Stay tuned.

There’s still time to get in on the action. The Ruby Files Vol. 1 is still available. You can find links for The Ruby Files Vol. 1 at this very website. We're also happy to announce that The Ruby Files Vol. 2 is currently in production.

Congratulations to all the winners.

PRESS RELEASE:

Vol. 1 back cover
PULP ARK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions and Pulp Ark Coordinator, announces that voting has closed for the open nomination 2013 Pulp Ark Awards.   The Winners of the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards are-

Best Novel-
Die Glocke by Barry Reese in The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2: Die Glocke published by Pro Se Productions

Best Novella-
The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins published by Moonstone Books

Best Collection/Anthology-
Art: Rob Moran
The Green Hornet: Still at Large by Various published by Moonstone Books

Best Short Story-
Lucky by Tommy Hancock features in Night Beat: Night Stories published by Radio Archives

Best Cover-
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2 by George Sellas published by Pro Se Productions

Best Interior Art-
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 2 by George Sellas published by Pro Se Productions

Best Pulp Revival-
Clowning around at Con Nooga
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray published by Altus Press

Best New Pulp Character-
Rick Ruby created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor as featured in The Ruby Files Volume 1 Published by Airship 27 Productions

Best Pulp Comic-
The Shadow published by Dynamite Comics

Best Pulp Magazine-
Pro Se Presents published by Pro Se Productions

Best Author-
Bobby Nash

Best New Author-
Jim Beard

“The voting this year,” Hancock noted, “was exciting since it involved so many different creators, works and publishers.  Six different publishers are represented in the final tally, with both the Best Author and Best New Author winners being writers for various publishers in 2012.”

The Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award, according to Hancock, is still being determined by the select committee chosen to give the honor to an individual who has done considerable work in furthering Pulp in his/her lifetime.

The awards, 8X10 engraved wooden plaques, will be awarded at Pulp Ark 2013 in Springdale Arkansas , the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2013. Hancock stated that all winners as well as nominees are encouraged to attend, but any winners who could not would receive their awards by mail. Pulp Ark thanks all who nominated, all who voted, and congratulations to all the nominees and especially to the winners of the Pulp Ark 2013 Awards!

For any questions concerning Pulp Ark, contact Hancock at proseproductions@earthlink.net or follow Pulp Ark news at www.pulpark.blogspot.com