Number Five is Alive!

Aviators and aviation enthusiasts worldwide rejoice! We finally have what the flying business had been missing for 4 years now! That’s right, another book with more adventures at Roost-Air. It has been way too long since our last book but we finally made it back into the comic printing business.

We proudly present …

Chicken Wings 5 – Turning Crosswind

Chicken Wings 5 - Turning Crosswind

This is really exciting for us because we made a bunch of progress on this one. Book 5 will fly at you with a different format, more strips, a different way to do the cover, and less weight. And with the improvements and changes to the printing process we were able to make we are hoping of getting back into a rhythm that allows for more releases in shorter periods of time. We feel these books are easier to read and have great color which shows off Stefan’s artwork even better. Of course we are anxious to see what you guys think and can’t wait to get feedback “from the field”.

So please order away and don’t be shy with writing us your thoughts, comments, ideas, and input of any kind.

New Chicken Wings BookWe did it! Aviators worldwide rejoice, Chuck and friends are finally back in book for again! Behold our 5th book titled “Chicken Wings 5 – …” well, here is the thing. We want you to guess what the latest title is. Let’s have a contest this week and the 2 participants who can guess the new title will walk away with a free book shipped out before the official release date. That will be 2 in the States and 2 in Europe, 4 total. If nobody guesses the title we will pick two winners among titles we think matches the closest by this coming weekend and announce the winners Sunday the 22nd of May. Also, as soon as we have two right guesses the contest is over and the first two who guessed right will get the book if there are more right guesses.

Oh! And even more importantly before I totally forget, the official release date of the new book will be Memorial Day Weekend, or how it’s known to the rest of the world, Sunday the 29th of May. Mark the day on your calendars!

Now, let’s hear some comments, concerns, ideas, and most of all, new title guesses!

I’ll be visiting the AERO Expo in Friedrichshafen next week! I will be signing books at the Fliegermagazin booth (A5-325) at 11:00 on Thursday and 15:00 on Friday, for approximately an hour each. So if you want to meet me, that’d be the best place to come and say hi. I’m always happy to meet fans and have a chat! I’ll bring our new German book and even a handful of Italian books, but, of course, all our stuff in English as well.

The Fliegermagazin booth is going to be my base camp, so your best chance of meeting me will be there. Outside of my scheduled signing hours I will be randomly roaming the halls and tarmac, but if you see me and recognize me, don’t hesitate to make contact. I respond to “Stefan”, “Stef”, “Chicken Wings Guy!”, “Hey!” and “Yo!”.

Looking forward to see you there!

Stefan at Aero 2016

Chicken Wings 4 - Goldrausch - DEUTSCHWe finally did it! After about fifteen years of drawing Chicken Wings and after being asked about it over and over again, we finally managed to publish our first book in our mother tongue. We decided to not proceed in chronological order, but start with our latest issue, which is why our first German book has the number four on its cover.

Translating was no simple task. Mike wasn’t of much help, because he’s been living in the States for so long that his aviation vocabulary is almost exclusively English. (Or rather, American, haha.) So I was basically stuck with doing the whole translation myself. The fact that there’s a lot of aviation lingo that’s often not translated, radio talk, plays on words and limited space in the speech bubbles has led me towards a new level of respect for the profession of translators. But anyway, we got it done!

The most crucial factor of success is an economical one though. We finally found a great printer that allows us to print smaller quantities at reasonable prices, which so far was the biggest obstacle to experimental publications. We have also changed the format to a smaller size and put more strips per page. That way we managed to give you exactly the same content at the same price.

So, please check it out! It is available now through our European Online Shop! I will also be selling and signing the book at AERO in Friedrichshafen in a couple of weeks (more details about when and where exactly coming soon), and you’ll be able to get it through well-assorted pilot shops in Germany soon. E.g. Siebert has already ordered some …

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