Friday, February 5, 2016

Ideas Like Bullets: New Pulp Award Nominees Announced

The Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards, as announced earlier this year, are continuing in 2016 and will be awarded at the River City Comic Expo June 11-12, 2016 in Little Rock, AR.

With nominations now closed for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards, voting is open from February 5th, 2016 to 5:00 PM CST February 21, 2016.

“It’s time,” says Tommy Hancock, Coordinator of Pulp Ark and the Awards, “to pick the best of the best from 2015.  And we have always prided ourselves on being the Pulp Award that has always been open to public voting and we continue that practice this year. Anyone of age can vote, but we do ask, as always, that this be treated fairly and justly. Of course, we are aware of ways votes could be made that are either not valid or simply a result of someone begging everyone in their family and graduating class to vote for them.  What we ask is that those who vote and encourage others to vote do so with the right intent and consideration for all involved.”

Voting is open to all who wish to vote that are 18 years or older.  All voters are subject to being asked to provide verification of age or identity if necessary throughout the voting process and the determining of winners.  Refusal to do so if requested will result in the voter’s ballot being voided.

If you nominated in a particular category and do not see your nomination on the final ballot, it is because either the work/nominee was not appropriate for this year’s ballot due to not having been published or first published in 2015 OR it did not meet qualifications for another reason, such as a nominated work being a comic book or audiobook only, not a work of prose.

Voting opens on February 5 and will be open until 5 PM CST on February 21, 2016. All who wish to vote are asked to cut and paste  the ballot from the Pulp Ark Award Facebook page or any other source where the ballot is posted.  Then, the voter is requested to vote only ONCE for each category and to EITHER only list the nominee they are voting for under each category or to highlight the nominee(s) they are voting for in RED.  Once they have completed their ballot, voters are asked to email the ballot to Each ballot must contain a link to a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an email profile, or some other verifiable source by which the identity of the voter can be affirmed.

In the past, the Pulp Ark Awards were physical plaques presented to each winner. The final form of the 2016 Awards has not be determined at this point, but a physical award of some sort will be given to each winner.

The Ballot for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards is as follows:


  • The Green Lama: Crimson Circle by Adam Lance Garcia-Moonstone Books
  •  Circling the Runway by JL Abramao-Down and Out Books
  •  A Favor For a Fiend by Kelly A. Harmon-Pole to Pole Publishing
  •  Helldorado: Bad Times Book Four by Chuck Dixon-Bruno Books
  •  Ravenwood: Return of the Dugpa by Micah S. Harris-Airship 27 Productions
  •  Baranak: Storming the Gates by Van Allen Plexico-White Rocket Books
  •  The Dame Was a Tad Polish: An Armadillo Mystery by Nick Piers-Pro Se Productions
  •  Jezebel Johnston-Devils Handmaid by Nancy Hansen-Airship 27 Productions
  •  The Man with the Iron Heart by Mat Nastos-Nifty Entertainment
  •  Lie Catchers by Paul Bishop- Pro Se Productions


  • Legends of New Pulp Fiction by Various-Airship 27 Productions
  • Hides the Dark Tower by Various- Pole to Pole Publishing
  • Asian Pulp By Various- Pro Se Productions
  • Amazing Tails # 1 by Various- Outpouring Comics
  • The Ninth Circle by Various-Pro Se Productions
  • From the Dragon Lord’s Library Volume 2-18thWall Productions
  • Something Strange is Going On by Various-Flinch Books
  • Lazarus Gray Volume Five by Barry Reese-Pro Se Productions


  • Spring Heeled Jack by I A. Watson from Sherlock Holmes consulting Detective volume 7-Airship 27 Productions
  • The Face of the Yuan Gui by Sean Taylor from Asian Pulp-Pro Se Productions
  • Bounty Buddies by Arthur Gibson from Amazing Tails #1- Outpouring Comics
  • Dragonfly Shadow by J. Patrick Allen from the Dragon Lord’s Library Volume 1-18thWall Productions
  • The Lady Wore Vengeance by Tommy Hancock-Legends of New Pulp Fiction-Airship 27 Productions
  • A Round for the Holly King by Nikki Nelson Hicks- Third Crow Press
  • Trouble Takes a Holiday by Arthur Gibson from Amazing Tails #1-Outpouring Comics
  • Big Trouble in Little Cheyenne by Tony Wilson from The Legends of New Pulp Fiction-Airship 27 Productions
  • The Tomb of the Veiled Prophet by Rick Lai from Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 12: Carte Blanche-Blackcoat Press/Hollywood Comics
  • Gridiron-Second Down by David Boop from Legends of New Pulp Fiction- Airship 27 Productions
  • Immortals From Lazarus Gray Volume 5 by Barry Reese-Pro Se Productions
  • The Pride of Jim Hardy by Terrence McCauley from Legends of New Pulp Fiction-Airship 27 Productions


  • Shadows and Phantoms by Barry Reese-From Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Five-Pro Se Productions
  • After the Wind by Wesley Julian-Wesley Julian
  • The Astonishing Tales of Sherlock Holmes: the Shrieking Pits by Nikki Nelson Hicks-Pro Se Productions
  • American Hercules : the Lion of Nemea by Mark Bousquet-Space Buggy Press
  • Night Hawk: Burning Skies by Ron Fortier-Moonstone
  • Tales from the Flip-Side: the Adventures of Big Daddy Cool and the Bombshell Kittens by John Pyka-Pro Se Productions
  • Lady Action-The Sands of Forever by Ron Fortier-Airship 27 Productions
  • Gentleman Rogue by Percival Constantine-Percival Constantine
  • Domino Lady: Money Shot by Bobby Nash-Moonstone
  • Badge City: Notches by M. H. Norris-Pro Se Productions
  • Ripper’s Ring by Steven R. Southard-Gypsy Shadow Publishing


  • Jake Istenhegyi:The Accidental Detective, Volume One by Jeffrey Hayes-Pro Se Productions
  • Asian Pulp by Adam Shaw-Pro Se Productions
  • Amazing Tails #1 by Johathan Meyers and Rusty Gilligan-Outpouring Comics
  • From the Dragon Lord’s Library Volume 2 by Morgan Fitzsimons-18thWall Productions
  • Baranak: Storming the Gates by Mark Williams-White Rocket Books
  • The Quest of Frankenstein by Mark Hoffman-Blackcoat Press/Hollywood Comics
  • Charles Boeckman Presents Johnny Nickle Volume Two: Trouble Follows by Adam Shaw-Pro Se Productions
  • Bass Reeves: Frontier Marshall by Marco Turini-Airship 27 Productions
  • The Dark Leopard: Mouse Trap by Rock Baker, Jeff Austin, and Marc Haines-Pro Se Productions
  • Legends of New Pulp Fiction by Doug Klauba-Airship 27 Productions
  • Lazarus Gray Volume 5 by Chris Batista-Pro Se Productions
  • Nighthawk: Burning Skies by Douglas Klauba-Moonstone


  • Mike Fyles
  • Doug Klauba
  • Morgan Fitzsimons
  • Mark Williams
  • Rob Davis
  • Pat Carabjal
  • Gary Kato
  • Bret Blevins
  • Jeffrey Hayes
  • George Sellas


  • I. A. Watson
  • Chuck Dixon
  • Arthur Gibson
  • Wesley Julian
  • Mark Bousquet
  • Frank Schildiner
  • Tony Wilson
  • Jim Beard
  • Nikki Nelson-Hicks
  • Barry Reese
  • Nancy Hansen


  • John Pyka
  • J Patrick Allen
  • Andy Fix
  • Loreli McCole

Any and all questions should be emailed to