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On and on it sped, forging its way ahead, passing now
one plane and then another until it came abreast of the
leader. The thrill, the intoxication of the race
took possession of the young aviatrix, and she
urged it on to its fullest speed.

(
Linda Carlton, Air Pilot, by Edith Lavell, 1931 - page 244)
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Spontoon Island's SpeedWeek (webpage link)

Racing aircraft crew finds their investor - Jerry Collins, idea & art; Ken Fletcher, inks & tones
Racing seaplane crew finds their investor
Jerry Collins, idea & pencels; Ken Fletcher, inks and tones
Larger file here (1.1 MBytes)

It is early 1925, at a major seaport on the Pacific Ocean. A civilian seaplane
crew is looking for a sponsor for their entry in the Spontoon Island seaplane
races. They believe they have perhaps found their patron. They have constructed
a quite excellent floatplane within its racing classification, but money and
sponsorship is needed for design improvements, tune-ups, flying practice,
 entry fees, and transportation to the Spontoon Archipelago, and hangar rental
once they are there. A promotional poster in their seaport neighborhood provides
a good excuse to bring up the subjects of international prestige, business publicity,
and upward social mobility. And several weeks for a patron to explore the exotic
people and events during the 'Speed Week' in the Spontoon Islands.

"Speed Week" notice for 2016 - by Ken Fletcher
Speed Week 2016 - notice & request for art & text contributions.

Webpage Updates

 22 August 2016
Art Basket - Art & culture archives (a directory page of art & text)

Requesting contributions of art or text (reposts okay)
that will fit within the themes for "Speed Week":
Racing vehicles, pilots, & spectators in the 1930s.
Contributions to be posted beginning 24-31 August.
(Further background details here.)

New art Speed Week art by Jerry Collins and Ken Fletcher appearing
on this page & the Story page. Other of their works
have been redistributed to the Speed Week page.

There is a new Racing Aircraft Art 5 page
starting to archive at Speed Week.

Their "Moon Priestess" picture has been moved to
the Priestesses page, with additional commentary.

There is now a "Building Sketches" page, that includes notes
on some of the Spontoon architecture styles. Via the Art page.


29 July 2016
"From a Time Before" by Richard Messer
(Chapter 7)

Walking through the black void. Into the domed cylinder.
The Control Room? A loss of control.
via the Story page.

New art by Jerry Collins and Ken Fletcher
appearing on this page & the Story page.

24 June 2016
Some updates on the "Speed Week" contents webpage
and related linked webpages.
 
16 June 2016
(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos"
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)
(21 August 1937)

Morning after excuses. Out into Brighton to contact contacts.
The life-enhancing benefits of a Spontoon education revealed.
A talk with an Inspector. A short visit to the beach - long enough
for our near-misses. A walk along the sea-cliff trail and up for
a hill-top picnic. Good for clearing the air. Anecdotes of
British law. And so to Belvia Guest House beds....


"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 237)

Travel plans and reckonings: A good location for a hotel.
The Captain gives his okay. How to deliver a message.
Walking to The Beach on a sunny day.
via the Story page.


A Spontoon Island holiday!
12 June - Proclamation Day

The founding of the Rain Coast Republic - 1885
Home of the contract ally and cultural friend of the Spontoon Islands:
The Rain Island Naval Syndicate.

"...the Assembly of the Province of the Rain Coast on this day,
 the twelfth day of June in the year of grace 1885,
 proclaims the severance of its ties with the Dominion of Canada
 and the British Empire and proclaims itself
 the Rain Coast Republic."

(Greg Montgomery - A Busy Half-Century: Part One: Proclamation
by Walter D. Reimer)
 
More history of the Rain Coast Republic:
"A Busy Half-Century"
by Walter D. Reimer

More stories of the Rain Coast

More information on the Rain Island Military Collectives
Including the Army Union & the Rain Island Naval Syndicate

9 June 2016
"In a Wine Glass, Darkly" by Richard B. Messer
(Chapter 1)
Arcane companions travel on a German train.

"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 235)

Memories of Krupmark Island. Resolutions for today; Plans for tomorrow.
Performance a la odalisque: A New Orleans interview in Saint Paul.
(Chapter 236)
Businesses speculate in honey futures. Waking and communicating.
via the Story page.

The Fireworks Stand page has been enlarged.
Firecracker label art on the Story page has been posted
with permission of the artist, Briano, & the owner,
Reese Dorrycott. (Thank you both!)
Art by Jerry Collins has been redistributed to the
Undersea page, the Ships page, the Airships page
and his Spontoon art archive.

13 April 2016
"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 234)

Patient conversations. Faith in connections. Hai Wei goes to work.
An additional Ni family conversation.

(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos"
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)
(20 August 1937)

By seaplane to Shoreham for aircraft maintenance.
To Brighton by car for hotel rooms. A Very Helpful
accommodation bureau. Settling into the Belvia Guest House.
Unexpected visitors.

via the Story page.

New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page.

May Day 37 (with sponsor: Union Maid Beer) - by Ken Fletcher
1 May is May Day on Rain Island & Spontoon Island! Visit the celebrations on
the May Day pages.

31 March 2016
New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page. Some is now on the
Aircraft bases page & the Seaplane Tender page.

(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos"
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)

(18 August 1937)
Changing oil and checking the mechanical evidence.
Plans made for maintenance on the 2 aircraft, upon
arrival in England. Setting up schedules. The
bright lights of Stromness, seen at a brisk pace.

(19 August 1937)
Sightseeing Great Britain from a Storm Bird's-eye view.
'Lidos' are seen. A stop-off in the Humber Estuary. Some
newspapers report the arrival of the Lady Amelia Allworthy.


"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 233)

A diner breakfast, with the Minneapolis newspaper. Food Nostalgia.
A different sort of Party invitation. A necessary 'good translation'.
The well-being of one's subordinates. "Uncle..."
  via the Story page.

29 February 2016
"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 232)

Party invitations. A walk to the North Coast.
Whispers. Entertainment. Plans. A toast.

(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos" (17 August 1937)
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)

A clear morning and an early start. Stormbird's central
engine will need an overhaul in England. Good flying
to the Faroe Islands. A short stop to refuel,
and continuing the flight to the Orkney Islands.
via the Story page.

Reposted art by Ken Fletcher on this page (above),
and new art by Jerry Collins on the Story page.
Redistributed art by Jerry from these pages may be tracked
via the Art page. Some is now on the Airship section of the
Aircraft bases page & the Undersea page.

18 February 2016
New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page. Some is now on the
Aircraft bases page & the Original design aircraft page.
 
"From a Time Before" by Richard Messer
(Chapter 6)

Another vision of the city. A fine line. Sweeping into the unknown.

(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos" (16 August 1937)
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)

A Monday morning appreciation of a Songmark Academy
education. Amelia contemplates re-entering English society.
Aircraft are refueled. Rainy sightseeing in the valley of Thingvellir.
 Checking the aircraft and weather reports before sleep.
via the Story page.

New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page.
 
10 February 2016
New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page. Some is via the Tiki
pages, and some is via the Art Studies page and
the Audio History page.
 

(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos" (15 August 1937)
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)
A quiet Sunday landing in Reykjavik. Meeting the Harbourmaster.
Thoughts on Molly and Miss Cabot. A good hotel, with some
 exotic luncheon fare. An extra day planned, with sightseeing.


"Luck of the Dragon: Breaking the Bank" by Walter Reimer
(Chapter 231)

A confidential visit to the family herbalist. Rosie reads a letter,
as clear as milk. Opening the mail in Vladivostok. Controlling
the substance of what cannot be unseen.

via the Story page.

24 January 2016
(The Storm Birds) "A Tale of Two Lidos" (14 August 1937)
by Simon Barber (continuing the journey of Amelia Allworthy
and her Songmark co-graduates towards their life in England.)

A cautious departure from Greenland. A nervous descent through fog.
Hospitality at a settlement on an isolated Iceland fjord.
Fog for an overnight stay. Medicinal brandy is recommended.
via the Story page.

New art by Jerry Collins on this page (above),
and on the Story page. Redistributed art from these pages
may be tracked via the Art page, but the help of a licensed
Spontoonie Guide is recommended. (Some is now in the Art
Archives for MMMarmell's characters, and some is
in R.J.Bartrop's 'Big Red' Archive.)



16 November 2015

South Seas Sandy by Stuart McCarthy
  South Seas Sandy - by Stuart McCarthy
 
With regret, I must announce the death of one of our contributors,
the artist & writer, Stuart McCarthy of Liverpool, England.
From his Facebook page: <Stuart Mccarthy> (with lower-case c's) -

"Stuart passed away unexpectedly on the afternoon of
Tuesday 10th November 2015 at the age of 38.
Please do not mourn his loss but celebrate his life and
all the things he accomplished in his short time.
Remember his smile, his laugh, his huge heart,
his amazing artwork, and the gentle giant he was...."
(via his sister, Siobhan McCarthy)

A memorial art page for Stuart has been posted,
via the Art page


"The Gaze: The Glass Goose", written & illustrated by Warren Hutch,
 is among the novels on the 2014 Recommended Anthropomorphics
list at the Ursa Major Awards website.
Voting on nominations will
start in January 2015.


- Finding Adventurous Adventuresses -
As you may have noticed by all the quotes recently, your archivist
is taken with the 1922 young adult novel, The Cruise of the O-Moo
by Roy J. Snell. This intriguing and self-referential story is available
for free download in many text formats from the Gutenberg Project:
- The Cruise of the O-Moo -
(I've read a few of his other novels, and while they can be good
teen adventures (and share authenticity from the author's early life
experiences in Alaska), they don't always show as much of a shared
conspiracy to entertain, as in this early 1920's novel for teen girls.)
"I have it. Three girls living in a yacht in dry dock.
That's an unusual setting. And the unusual incident,
I have that too but I shan't tell it. That's to be the surprise."

(Lucile, in The Cruise of the O-Moo, by Roy J. Snell, 1922 - page 110)



28 November 2014
Stu Shiffman memorial art & story archive linked via Art page.

27 November 2014

Stu Shiffman 1954-2014
The Spontoon Island Althing regrets to announce the death of Stu Shiffman
on 26 November. Stu was an early contributor to the Spontoon Island zine
 and to this co-op story archive website. A more complete account of
his life has been written by Mike Glyer, editor of the website, File 770.
There is a memorial webpage for Stu, done for this Spontoon Island
 website, that is linked via the Art page.

Mingus Kitzelstein, bar owner & aviator - Spontoon Island world - character & art by Stu Shiffman
Mingus Kitzelstein ("Gus Kitzel") - (larger file here - 196 Kbytes)
owner of Kit's Bar (Koala, Limberger) & Mingus Air Service
character & art by Stu Shiffman


Jerry Collins has been added to the page of contributing artists
looking for commissions
. These artists are in sympathy with
the Spontoon Isalnd setting, and are good at drawing historical
subjects from the early 1900s through 1945.
I'll be updating the artist information.

On the Comic Strips page:
"Stranded Angel" by Swedish artist Fredrik K.T. Andersson
is now re-linked via the Comic Strips page.
(Additional pages of the comic are on Reese Dorrycott's Naorhy archive.
Look for the 'FKTA art archive'.)

On the Recommended Comics page: A link to
"Rudek and the Bear" by Peter Donahue

I'll highly recommend this 'anthro' webcomic. It is set in 1929 on the border
between Poland and Soviet Belarus. Polish border-guards have to deal with
life inside a military organization, smugglers, refugees, bureaucracy, and
boredom. Very well written & drawn. Intriguing characters, with appropriate wit.


For Spontoon Island in October,
there is a collection of art & story linked as 'Halloween Flights'
Contributions are welcome.
Also in October & November, it is the time for 'Pumpkin Sacrifice'.
...And Pie.
Contributions are welcome.



Speed Week Logo 2 - by Ken Fletcher
Speed Week begins! 24-31 August 2013 - Contributions of art & text are welcome!
(Contribution information at this webpage)


 

text divider - The Gaze: The Glass Goose - by Warren Hutch


"Pessimist's Map of Spontoon Island" (thumbnail) - by Dennis Clark
Study the "Pessimist's Map of Spontoon Island"
by Dennis Clark, via the Maps page!


12 June - Proclamation Day
The founding of the Rain Coast Republic - 1885
Home of the eventual ally of the Spontoon Islands - The Rain Island Naval Syndicate.
More history of the Rain Coast Republic:
"A Busy Half-Century"
by Walter D. Reimer

More stories of the Rain Coast

More information on the Rain Island Military Collectives


Memorial Day (United States of America)
"Remembrance"
A story from Krupmark Island by Walter D. Reime

May Day is coming!

May Day 37 (with sponsor: Union Maid Beer) - by Ken Fletcher
1 May is May Day on Rain Island & Spontoon Island! Visit the celebrations on
the May Day pages.



Known text 'bugs' with some of the earlier and most recent story chapters
are fixed. This will make reading beginning chapters much more comfortable
for new viewers, and for re-reading. Some of the recent story chapters are
now also fixed. (You may need to 'refresh/reload' pages.)
Please let me know if you find more of the 'black-diamond' bugs
in the texts. Thank you for your patience.
(Ken Fletcher, archiving the Spontoon Island website.)



-Thanks given to the benevolent kami of Seamonkeys- 

"In the Time of Oharu: November 1935 to November 1936",
a complete pdf download of the novel by Reese Dorrycott.
This link goes to an info page (on this website) via the Story page.



>>  Re-Upload  <<
A partial Character Listing from some contributions to the Spontoon setting
has been added as a pdf file at the Spontoon Island website server.
Thanks go to Reese Dorrycott - Ken Fletcher will be editing expansions.
(You will need Adobe Reader software to read pdf files -
the software is a free download at the Adobe website.)
Via the Editorial page.


1 May is May Day on Rain Island & Spontoon Island! Visit the celebrations on
the May Day pages.


Hear two broadcasts from Spontoon Island radio, on the web!
Two of E.O.Costello's radio plays have been re-created as audio performances
and have been broadcast on the KFAI community radio station of Minnesota.
The performances were produced by Jerry Stearns and volunteers from the staff
 of KFAI, and were broadcast on Jerry's "Sound Affects" audio theater show.
Thanks to Jerry and the KFAI performers for so skillfully putting these shows on the air.

The first show was on at 9:30pm Central Standard Time, Sunday 17 February:
"Headline Chaser: If You Can't Stand the Heat."
The second show was broadcast at 9:30pm CST, Sunday 24 February:
"Rosie's Place: It's Shot From Guns."

The audio files for these 2 shows have now been posted at
the Great Northern Audio Theatre website, and are free downloads.
http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/gnrt/spontoon.html


The Spontoon Island Radio webpage
Show scripts & transcripts and background information


18 March 2013
A new link to the "Spontoon Island Writers Guide", (now stored on the
Spontoon Island website server) is on the Editorial page.
Reese Dorrycott, the original compiler and editor,
has requested that Ken Fletcher continue
the editorial work. Information to add
is welcomed from the contributors.




"Reggie meets Marcel Macradon" (from the story "Gross Misconduct") - Art by Tegerio, characters by E.O. Costello
"Reggie meets Marcel Macradon" (at the Shepherd's Hotel bar, from the Story "Gross Misconduct"
by E.O. Costello) (Larger file here - 302 KBytes) - Art by Tegerio
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tegerio/



Ad for Nootnops Red soft drink 'The Sweetest Fruits of the Islands' - by Warren Hutch
Nootnops Red softdrink ad in the Archipelago - by Warren Hutch
(Larger file here - 820 KBytes)


"She opened the doors and gave a sigh of relief. There stood the aeroplane,
solid and secure, and Ray felt that in a few moments she would be dealing with
something that she could understand again."

(
The Crash Girl - by Eileen Marsh ,1937 - page 12)
Quotes Basket
I regret to announce the death of John Speidel (1959-2012)
(a link to abbreviated memorial comments)


Coconuts (in another island of the Spontoon Archipelago)
"Yes, we have no coco-nuts, We have no coco-nuts today!..."


Island 21 of 400 Keys Atoll, Spontoon Archipelago
"Island 21, 400 Keys Atoll, Spontoon Archipelago" by Ken Fletcher
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/heywulf/

"A Warm Nobikini Welcome" (thumbnail) Part 14 of The Gaze: The Glass Goose - art & story by Warren Hutch
"A Warm Nobikini Welcome" from Part 14 of The Gaze: The Glass Goose
Art & story by Warren Hutch

14 March 2011
Ursa Major Awards nominations!
The Ursa Major Awards (The Annual Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts Award)
are popularity awards, voted on by fans.
 Anyone can nominate entries; anyone can vote.
Voting is done on-line with an email ballot, and will be going on through about April of each year.
Once you are at the ballot page, there are links to more information about the nominees.
Winners will be announced later in the Summer at a regional fan convention.

Three contributions published in 2010 on this Spontoon Island website
  were nominated, and are on the ballot! Congratulations to the nominees!

Mam'zelle from "Felis Ex Machina" (thumbnail) - art by Roy D. Pounds II
Best Short Fiction category: “Felis Ex Machina” by E. O. Costello

(Appearing on the Story page here, and featuring Dr. James Meffit, investigating.)

"Cenotaph" (thumbnail) by SusanDeer
Best Published Illustration category: “Cenotaph” by SusanDeer

(As an illustration to Mitch Marmel's story, “Sins and Sensibilities”,
conceived by (and also appearing in stories by) E. O. Costello.
The illustration now has its own webpage, “Cenotaph”, on this website.)

"Big Red: Lady Sings The Blues" (thumbnail) - by Richard J. Bartrop
Best Published Illustration category: “Big Red: Lady Sings the Blues”
by R. A. Bartrop

(Originally published in the Midwest Fur Fest 2010 program book.
It was reposted in Mr. Bartrop's own art archives, and also reposted
here in this website on a page of character art & backstory for “Big Red”.)

14 February 2011
I would like to recommend a free text story download via the Fur Affinity (FA) web archive.
(It is a pdf file, that may be found on a Fur Affinity contribution page
and opened via the free software, "Adobe Reader".)
Link to "Maude" is here:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5256804

The story is a romantic adventure set in the world of early 1930s air-racing in the USA.
Written by 'Vixyyfox', well-illustrated by 'Pan Hesekiel Shiroi' (also on FA)
 and also has music and sound files from members of a team of 9 creative
FA furryfans. (More credits & notes are at the linked webpage on FA.)

"Maude - a love story"
"'Maude' is the story of a vixen flier and her Gee Bee R1 aircraft.
It is also a love story like no other you will have read.

"In 1931, at the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio, a group of specially designed
racing aircraft took to the air to fly around a set course in an open display of tenacity and courage.
The pilots, all hailed as heroes of these 'modern' inventions, battled for space
in what was one of the most dangerous sports ever conceived - pylon racing.
Amidst the noise of seven powerful engines, belching smoke and flames
from their exhaust stacks, only one could be crowned the victor."

I believe many of you visiting the Spontoon Archipelago will find this story well worth
 the reading (and listening!). I find it much like reading a good 1930s movie. 8)
Ken Fletcher ("Heywulf" on Fur Affinity)

10 February 2011
--o0o--
I regret to announce the death of J.P.Morgan, artist & writer,

and occasional contributor to these Spontoon Island pages.
He was born in 1957, and died 30 December 2010
at his home in Keansburg, New Jersey.
He was the writer and artist of the ironic, satirical,
cynical, & political comic strip character,
"Fission Chicken" http://www.fissionchicken.com/
There will be a memorial webpage here on the website, via the Art page,
collecting some samples of his Spontoon Island contributions.
  Obituary page from the Asbury Park Press is here.
(Thanks to Mitch Marmel & the artist 'DAQ' for the links.)
--o0o--



A reminder of forums for talk about Spontoon Island:

(including websites and zines)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spontoon_Island/
A Yahoo Group moderated by Mitch Marmel.

Announcing a forum: 'Spicy Spontoon'
Speculation on Spicy Spontoon Stories and 1930s fantasies.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spicy_Spontoon/
An over-18 Yahoo Group moderated by Mitch Marmel


Poster (Four Fools at Odeon Theater) (thumbnail) - by Jim Groat
"The Four Fools at the Odeon Theater"
(Clockwise from upper left: Bobby (common martin), Chuck (gray wolf),
Dexter (red fox), Alan (badger) - Characters by Walter Reimer)
"The Four Fools are now appearing at a radio transcript near you!"
Art by Jim Groat
- http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rabbi-tom/


Poster for Speed Week 1932 (thumbnail) - by Stuart McCarthy
Another international poster for Speed Week (1932) by Stuart McCarthy.


Speed Week 1931 poster (Romania) - by Stuart McCarthy
Speed Week 1931 Poster (Romania) (565 KBytes) by Stuart McCarthy
http://duraluminwolf.deviantart.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/duraluminwolf/
http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Duraluminwolf/


May Day poster 1937
May Day Celebrations on Spontoon Island!
A page of Stories, Art, and Articles via the History page.


May Day Greetings (thumbnail) - by Stuart McCarthy
May Day greetings - by Stuart McCarthy
(larger image here - 1.8 MBytes)
http://duraluminwolf.deviantart.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/duraluminwolf/
http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Duraluminwolf/




GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOLLOW:




(Links added: 9 September 2010)
If you like the quotes you have seen from "Savoias Over Sapporo" by Archie Whitehouse,
read the original story at http://www.ageofaces.net/2008/03/savoias-out-of-sapporo/
courtesy of "Age of Aces": http://www.ageofaces.net/ - they sell books compiled from
pulp stories on Amazon.com, but also allow free access & downloads
of public domain pdf files of pulp magazine air adventures!
Many other pulp aviation stories (in pdf format) are available for reference and research.

  Those quotes from the stories were actually from my own hardcover copy of
"Wings Over the World", a collection of pulp magazine aviation stories,
edited by Leo Marguiles & published in 1943. I've discovered
this book is also listed by Google Books. There are previews of some of the contents,
which may be examined before purchase, here: "Wings Over the World".


Aviation history archive (Flight International magazine archive) -
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html
This is an excellent reference archive from a weekly trade magazine,
Flight International. It was (and is) published in the United Kingdom,
reporting on world aviation, with a clear, entertaining, and appropriate bias
towards the interests of the British Commonwealth.

Artists & writers & website owners please look at these generous terms for
the use of material in these on-line magazine archives from 1909 to 2005:

(This review continued on the Spontoon Island Links page)



Your compiling archivist has been kindly directed (by 'Barnacle Will') to the blog:
The Flying Cloud, R-505
"Airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens!"
an alternate-Earth serial by Paul Gazis, that is currently up to 46 chapters.
I highly recommend it. I believe that you may also find
 the adventure and ironic humor to be very sympathetic
to Spontoonie sensibilities. (Added to the Links page)



30 September 2009
The Spontoon Island Althing regrets to announce the death of
Russell "Rusty" Haller. He did commissioned art for some of the story
contributors, and generously shared some of his adventure art with this website.
He had begun to build stories on his own island in the Spontoon Archepelago.
He will be missed.
There is a tribute page of some of Rusty's Spontoonie art.

More information is here.



Rain Coast Republic - Proclamation Day is 12 June!


Announcing a forum for talk about Spontoon Island:
(including websites and zines)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spontoon_Island/
A Yahoo Group moderated by Mitch Marmel.

Announcing a forum: 'Spicy Spontoon'
Speculation on Spicy Spontoon Stories and 1930s fantasies.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spicy_Spontoon/
An over-18 Yahoo Group moderated by Mitch Marmel


Thanks go to Moses Lambert for his email and suggestions,
which include adding links to stories directly from this list of new uploads..
That reminds me to thank Jonathan Nicholls for his emailed
comments and suggestions, which were also much appreciated.


This website (among several others) has been given the
Golden Mimeograph Award
Golden Mimeograph Award
by the folks at http://www.naorhy.com


"Spontoon Postcards" wanted!
Postcard illos shared from visitors and tourists
to the Spontoon Archipelago are welcome! If you send them,
they may be posted to the "Visitors & Tourists" page.
Illos (.gif) under 400k and fitting the 1920 to 1950
time period are the most welcome.
Do show your own characters, shareware characters,
or public domain characters having some PG-13 fun.


NOTICE:
Corporate trademark characters are unlikely to be seen here.

They have their own trademark protected vacation islands to visit,
and are likely to only send copyrighted vacation postcards to
their corporate legal staff.


Contact e-mail address is
kenfletch'at)comcast.net (substitute @ for 'at))
This is in addition to the Yahoo email address: kenandgiovanna'at)yahoo.com



January-December 2015
(Nineteen baskets of updates in 2015)

January-December 2014
(Thirty-eight baskets of updates in 2014)

January-December 2013
(Twenty-six baskets of updates in 2013)

January-December 2012
(Thirty baskets of updates in 2012)

January-December 2011
(Thirty-three baskets of updates in 2011)

January-December 2010
(Fifty-one baskets of updates in 2010)

January-December 2009
(Fourty-three baskets of updates in 2009)

January-December 2008
(Fifty-one baskets of updates in 2008)

January-December 2007
(Fifty-seven baskets of updates in 2007)

January-December 2006
(Seventy-two baskets of updates in 2006)

January-December 2005
(Sixty-eight baskets of updates in 2005)

January-December 2004
(Fifty-one updates in 2004)

March-December 2003
(Thirty-two updates to finish 2003)

8 March 2003
Many small updates since December 2002

2001-2002
(Fourteen uploads)

20 August 2001
Webpage launch

9 August 2001
Webpage is rolled down the ramp to the water
Aloha!


Zine Updates
  18 February 2015: Previous Hardcopy zines were published
 up through 'Spontoon Island' #11. None are available at this time.
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