Monday, April 8, 2013
AIRSHIP 27 PREMIERS PULPS FOR CHILDREN!
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present its first ever title aimed at the children’s book market. “Barry Baskerville Solves a Case,” is by writer Richard Kellogg and is wonderfully illustrated by artist Gary Kato who provides 16 full color illustrations.
The story is about a young boy who wants to just like his hero, the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, was only too happy to discuss this project. “Part of our publishing goal has always been to bring younger readers to the exciting world of pulp fiction,” he explains. “But for the most part our material was geared to young adults and older. There was an obvious gap missing with children between the ages of 7 and 10.”
The submission of “Barry Baskerville” by Kellogg was exactly what Fortier and his art Director, Rob Davis, had been looking for all along.
“Richard Kellogg is a gifted writer,” Davis applauds, “with a professional background in academics. Once we had his story, we knew Gary Kato was the artist to bring it to visual life for us. And he did an amazing job.”
RICHARD L. KELLOGG - lives in upstate New York and is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the SUNY College of Technology in Alfred, New York. He has received grants from the SUNY Research Foundation to develop teaching materials on the Sherlockian methods of problem solving and has delivered conference presentations on Sherlock Holmes at Colby College, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Alfred University.
Richard is the author of three books about Sherlock Holmes and is a frequent contributor to THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL and THE SERPENTINE MUSE. His most recent book on the Great Detective is a collection of insightful essays titled VIGNETTES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Gryphon Books, 2008).
Dr. Kellogg delights in introducing young readers to the magical world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. He hopes that the exploits of Barry Baskerville will encourage children to explore the original tales of detection penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They will discover that Sherlock Holmes can be a marvelous companion for the rest of their lives.
GARY KATO – A professional graphic artist for the past thirty-five years, Gary is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, where he has lived all his life. He broke into the comics industry in the mid-70s his art and lettering have appeared in such notable titles as, MS.TREE, ELFQUEST, and Marvel’s DESTROYER DUCK to name a few. Along with writer Ron Fortier, he created the highly popular comedy superhero, MR.JIGSAW, Man of a Thousand Parts, a series thirty years old today and published through Redbud Studios.
Beside his comics work, Gary is professional caricaturists on the islands. He is also considered one of the finest landscape painters of Hawaii, his popular canvases capturing the natural beauty of this tropical paradise he calls home.
“Whereas our Sherlock Holmes titles have always been our biggest sellers,” finishes Fortier, “it only seemed appropriate that our first ever children’s title would be connected with the great consulting detective.”
“Barry Baskerville Solves a Case,” retails for $9.99
Available now at Create Space – (https://www.createspace.com/4232000)