Monday, February 1, 2016

THE RUBY FILES' ROB MORAN NOMINATED FOR THE GHASTLY AWARDS!

The Ghastly Awards Nominees were announced today and a story written by Jason Crawley and drawn by Ruby Files artist, Rob Moran for Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror #12 'THE JOKE'S ON YOU' has been nominated in the BEST SHORT STORY IN AN ANTHOLOGY category. Jason and Rob won this award last year it would be nice if they could do it again.

Congratulations to all the 2015 Ghastly Award Nominees.

The 2015
Ghastly Award Nominees
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the 2015 Ghastly Award Nominees. The Nominees, chosen by the Ghastly Award Judges, reflect the wide range of Horror material being published in Horror Comics today. All Nominees were selected from work that was submitted by Publishers and Creators throughout the calendar year for Ghastly Award consideration.

Named after acclaimed comic creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the awards are now in their 5th year.

Fan and Creator Voting will be open from February 8, 2016 until February 21, 2016 at www.ghastlyawards.com. You may only vote once for the 2015 Nominees and Fans will decide the winner of the Best Horror Comic Cover Award. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2016.

We thank everyone who took the time to submit their work for this year's awards.

The 2015 Nominees are:

Best Ongoing Title:
Crossed: Badlands (Avatar Press)
Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics)
Nailbiter (Image Comics)
Rachel Rising (Abstract Studios)
Wytches (Image Comics)

Best Limited Series:
Archie vs. Predator (Dark Horse Comics)
Colder: The Bad Seed (Dark Horse Comics)
Dark Gods (Avatar Press)
Lady Demon (Dynamite Entertainment)
Strain: The Night Eternal (Dark Horse Comics)

Best One-Shot:
‘68: Bad Sign (Image Comics)
The Goon: Theatre Bizarre (Dark Horse Comics)
Nailbiter / Hack/Slash (Image Comics)
Prolife (Duskbunnies Comics)
Puppet Master Annual #1: Halloween 1988 (Action Lab/Danger Zone)

Best Anthology:
Bloke’s Terrible Tomb Of Terror (Indy)
The Creeps (Warrant Publishing)
Horrere (Little O/Madius Comics)
John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night (Storm King Productions)
Then it was Dark (Peppermint Monster Press)

Best Short Story in an Anthology:
“Bunny Didn’t Tell Us” - John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night
“The Dance” - Creepy #21
“If You Go Down to the Woods Today” - Horrere Book 1
“The Jokes on You” - Bloke’s Terrible Tomb of Terror #12
“Monster” - The Creeps #3

Best OGN:
Daomu (Magnetic Press)
Hellbound (Dark Horse Comics)
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave (Oni Press)
Olympus (Humanoids)
Red Angel Dragnet (Eric Palicki)

Best Archival Collection:
Collection of previously released material / historical book on Horror Comics
The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House
(IDW Publishing/Yoe Books)
Creepy Presents: Alex Toth (Dark Horse Comics)
Grave Business and Other Stories (Fantagraphics Books)
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Edition (Dark Horse Comics)
Vampirella Archives Volume 11 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Best Writer:
Cullen Bunn (Army of Darkness, Harrow County, Hellbreak, The Sixth Gun)
Mike Eshelman (Prolife)
Terry Moore (Rachel Rising)
Scott Snyder (Wytches)
Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter)

Best Artist:
Mirka Andolfo (Lady Demon)
Raymund Bermudez (ExMortis)
Jorge Corona (Goners)
Tyler Crook (Harrow County)
Juan Ferreyra (Colder: The Bad Seed)

Best Colorist:
Gabriele Bagnoli (Lady Demon)
Gabriel Cassata (Goners)
Digikore Studios (Crossed: Badlands, Dark Gods)
Dan Jackson (Strain: The Night Eternal)
Luca Saponti (Hellbound)

Best Horror Comic Cover:
Fan voting will determine the Winner
Colder: Toss the Bones #1 by Juan Ferreyra
Dark Gods #5 by German Erramouspe
Godzilla in Hell #1 - Subscription by Jeff Zornow
Harrow County #1 by Tyler Crook
The School of the Damned #5 by Alex Ronald

Hall of Fame Inductees:
Stephen R. Bissette
Richard Corben

Normanton Award Honoree:
Presented for a commitment to carrying on the
legacy of Horror Comics for generations to come.
Dan Braun

The Ghastly Awards congratulate all of the Nominees for what they bring to the comic reading community and are here to celebrate these achievements.

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Judges: Decapitated Dan, Mike Howlett, Denise Dutton, Daniel Viney and James Ferguson.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A NEW THE RUBY FILES VOL. 2 SNEAK PEEK!

From "Takedown" Art by Nik Poliwko
Artist Nik Poliwko shared a new illustration from the upcoming The Ruby Files Vol. 2. The book will be hitting the shelves this year. This illustration is from my story, "Takedown."

The art looks great, Nik!

More to come...

Bobby


Don't forget that The Ruby Files Vol. 1 is still available.

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1
A pulp/noir anthology

2013 PULP ARK WINNER- BEST NEW CHARACTER

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD WINNER- BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY

2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Die Giftig Lillie, Sean Taylor from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST SHORT STORY - Tulsa Blackie’s Last Dive by William Patrick Maynard from The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST COVER ART


2013 PULP ARK NOMINEE - BEST INTERIOR ART


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, 

“CASE OF THE WAYWARD BROTHER” BY BOBBY NASH.

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “DIE GIFTIG LILIE” BY SEAN TAYLOR.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP SHORT STORY, “WOUNDS” BY ANDREW SALMON.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP COVER BY MARK WHEATLEY.


2013 PULP FACTORY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ROB MORAN.


Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest pulp star in THE RUBY FILES.

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country. It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames. This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with. From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice. So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way.

Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action. Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson to name a few. The atmosphere is gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last. And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private Eye.

Bobby’s story is called “The Case of the Wayward Brother

On the surface, the case seemed simple enough. All Rick Ruby had to do was track down the runaway brother of the sexy socialite from California then collect his fee. Of course, in Rick Ruby’s world, even the simplest case is never that simple.

Get your free preview download here:

THE RUBY FILES VOL. 1 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (paperback)                      Createspace (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)       BookAdda India (paperback)
Bookwire (paperback)                   Books-A-Million (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)                            Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)

Rick Ruby returns in 2016.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!

The Pulp Ark Awards Have Returned!
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!
The Pulp Ark Awards return. Now accepting nominations. I plan to submit some nominees and I hope you will too. Hopefully, some of my 2015 work will make the ballot.
Vote Today!
Bobby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS!
Pulp Ark, a convention focusing on New Pulp Fiction and Culture, was held from 2011 to 2013. In 2015, Pulp Ark returned as a major component of the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR. A primary part of Pulp Ark for its first three years were The Pulp Ark Awards, fan voted awards for Genre Fiction defined as New Pulp.
According to Tommy Hancock, founder and coordinator of Pulp Ark and the Awards, The Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are continuing in 2016 and will be awarded at the River City Comic Expo June 11-12, 2016 in Little Rock, AR.
“It feels right,” says Hancock, “to return the Awards to their association with Pulp Ark, especially with the successful return of the convention in a slightly new form in 2015. We’ve reviewed the slate of awards given in the past and have reduced the number for a variety of reasons, and although we may add removed awards back or even new categories at a later date, we feel like the awards offered are comprehensive for the state of New Pulp today. Pulp Ark was conceived to bring the best and brightest creators to the public’s attention and the Awards proved then and will again prove to be one of the best possible ways to do just that.”
Nominations for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are now open and will close at 5 PM CST on February 1, 2016. Anyone can nominate in any of the available categories for work that was published in 2015, either in print, ebook form, or in an established internet venue, such as an e-magazine. Postings on personal blogs do not qualify.
All nominations that are made that fit the qualifications of New Pulp will be placed on the final ballot, regardless of the number of nominations any one work or individual receives. NO CREATOR MAY NOMINATE HIM/HERSELF OR HIS/HER WORK FOR A PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARD. Publishers may, however, nominate works from their own publishing houses as long as the Publisher is not a writer or artist involved in the nominated work. This is also a change from previous years.
To determine if a work or creator qualifies for these awards the definition for works that qualify is as follows-New Pulp is fast-paced, plot-oriented storytelling of a linear nature with clearly defined, larger than life protagonists and antagonists, creative descriptions, clever use of turns of phrase and other aspects of writing that add to the intensity and pacing of the story.
Hancock also states, “Every year we held the awards, we received nominations that, due to the subjective way that New Pulp is defined, might be questionable in terms of qualifying as New Pulp. As we have done in the past with the Awards, there will be a selected committee of 4-5 New Pulp creators who will, when such questions arise, be consulted to determine inclusion of said work as a nomination.”
The only works eligible for the 2016 New Pulp Awards are those produced between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Anyone can make a nomination and anyone that makes a nomination will receive a ballot on February 2nd and voting will be open until 5 PM CST on February 17, 2016. Also, ballots will be posted on the Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards 2016 Facebook page and available for anyone who wishes to cut and paste and email the ballot to PulpArkNewPulpAwards2016@yahoo.com. 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 Categories open for Nomination until 5 PM CST February 1, 2016, are as follows.
Only One Nomination allowed per person per category in-
1. Best Novel (This includes E-books as well as print books and length must be 40,000 + words)
2. Best Collection/Anthology (This includes single author story collections and multi- author anthologies. This includes E-publications as well as print books)
3. Best short story (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500 words or less.)
4. Best Novella (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500- 40,000 words)
5. Best Cover-(This is restricted to prose book publications, including e-books)
6. Best Artist (This reward refers to the artist only and any artist with work published in New Pulp works, including novels, short stories, magazines, e-publications, and covers or interiors as well, in 2015 is eligible).
7. Best Author (This reward refers to the author and any author with work published in 2015 is eligible, including novels, short stories, etc. This includes e-publications as well).
8. Best New Writer (To be nominated, a writer must have been published for the first time in the pulp field in the calendar year of 2015. This includes e-publications as well).

Send all nominations or any questions to pulparknewpulpawards2016@yahoo.com.
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Sadly, there's nothing The Ruby Files related eligible this year, but we're already prepping for next year.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

MEET AUTHOR BOBBY NASH THIS WEEKEND AT ATHCON!


Come out and meet The Ruby Files co-creator and author Bobby Nash plus some other cool guests this weekend at AthCon in Athens, Georgia. This is Bobby's first con of 2016 and we hope you'll join us for a fun weekend, January 16 - 18. Learn more at www.ath-con.com

Bobby will be posting photos to social media from the event through Instagram, which will filter through to Facebook and Twitter. Please follow along at those sites. He will make sure to tag the posts with #AthCon.


Also on hand will several other really cool creators. 
You won't want to miss it.




Saturday, December 26, 2015

BOBBY NASH TELLS TALL TALES OF THE WRITING WEREWOLF!


Author D. Alan Lewis (you should be reading his stuff) has been doing author interviews on his Tales of the Writing Werewolf website. There are many great interviews posted and you should really check them out. Today, it is The Ruby Files author/co-creator, Bobby Nash's turn in the hot seat.

From the site:
Holiday Guest Author: Bobby Nash
This holiday season, I’ve decided to promote some of my writer friends and ask some of the questions that folks ask me. Today’s guest/victim is: Bobby Nash.

You can read the full interview here.

Please, also check out the other writer interviews as well. There are some really talented people spotlighted there.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY! ENTER TODAY!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a BOOK GIVEAWAY?
My thoughts exactly. That's why we're doing one. Check out the press release below.
You can also find information on all of these novels in the novels tab above and the ESO book under the anthologies tab.

Please feel free to share this information or these handy social media friendly ads around.

Good luck and happy holidays!

Bobby


PRESS RELEASE:

Author Bobby Nash, in conjunction with New Legend ProductionsBEN Books, and The ESO Network, is holding a holiday book giveaway that includes a copy of EARTH STATION ONE: TALES OF THE STATION autographed by the entire creative team (Joe Crowe, Michael A. Gordon, Mike Faber, Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Dr. Scott Viguie, and cover artist Mark Maddox) and a copy of one novel by Bobby Nash, signed by the author. Titles include EVIL WAYSDEADLY GAMES!EARTHSTRIKE AGENDAFIGHTCARD: BAREFOOT BONESDOMINO LADY: MONEY SHOT, and ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT.

To enter, all you have to do is email your name, address, and your novel choice to bobby@bobbynash.com. It's that easy. Also, let Bobby know if you would like to join the Nash Newsletter mailing list for even more goodies.

The winner will be drawn on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015 and announced at www.bobbynash.com as well as on Bobby's social media sites: InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 6, 2015

TONIGHT! BOBBY NASH VISITS THE SPECULATIVE FICTION CANTINA! LISTEN LIVE! 6 PM EST!

Tonight (Friday, November 6th) at 6 p.m. EST, The Ruby Files author Bobby Nash will be a guest on the Speculative Fiction Cantina on-line radio show at Write Stream Radio with host S. Evan Townsend

You can listen to the show live here and it should be available as a podcast afterward.

Sara F. Hathaway
The Speculative Fiction Cantina is your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.

Today's Guests are Sara F. Hathaway and Bobby Nash.
Sara F. Hathaway
Day After Disaster
www.authorsarafhathaway.com

Bobby Nash
Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction
Domino Lady “Money Shot”

Bobby Nash
Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt
www.bobbynash.com

More information on these authors and links to their novels is can be found at blog.sevantownsend.com.



You can listen to the show live here and it should be available as a podcast afterward.

I hope you'll join us.



Bobby