“Behowls the Moon” cover art by Steve Otis

Airship 27 Productions is presenting “Behowls the Moon,” a new historical horror thriller by writer Philip McCormac.

It is 1916 and the winds of rebellion are rising in Ireland as Easter Sunday nears. Sick of British rule, Irish freedom fighters to strike while England is supposedly pre-occupied with the war in France. Meanwhile in the village of Carrybeg, young Rauri Mac Cathail operates a small creamery with his Uncle Ivor, a decorated veteran of the Boer campaigns in Africa.

Weeks before Easter, Rauri is attacked by a gang of local thugs jealous of his romantic interest with the lovely Aishling O’Hagan and they beat him severely. Left to die in a ditch, Rauri is found by the hunchback orphan, Damian Hughes, and brought to Ina Riley, an old woman with healing skills. What people do not know is that both Ian and Aishling are werewolves and the only way they can save Rauir is to make him a changeling as well.

Says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “Mixing wild horror fantasy with factual historic events, writer Philip McCormac weaves a tale of drama and passion that is pure pulp magic. This is easily one of the most original manuscripts to ever cross my desk and we think our readers are going to love it.” Award winning Art Director Rob Davis provides the black and white interior illustrations and the amazing Steve Otis the painted cover.

Click here to buy your copy : Available now at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Otis artwork defaced during exhibition

At Steve Otis’s last exhibition in a local venue in Quebec city , one of his pieces was vandalized by a customer as she felt it was “to aggressive” and felt “harassed and haunted ” by the subject  of Steve’s painting.
Here is the painting “ALL MY LOVERS, DREAMS AND DESIRES”
The suspect, a young woman in her early twenties defaced Steve’s artwork by repeatedly piercing the stretched canvas with a set of keys more directly on the masculine organ featured in the piece.
Luckily some vigilant staff members were at the scene and quickly subdued the perpetrator and contacted the local police.
Presently charges are pending against this person and we are awaiting a positive identification before we take legal action against her.
Art can sometimes push the boundaries and explore dark places. In those cases we can say that the piece has made it’s point and served it’s purpose, However ,to destroy a piece willingly is beyond comprehension.
We will keep you posted on further developments as the case progresses.

Publications featuring Steve Otis’s artwork !

Book covers, album covers, illustrations for CCG (collectible card games) are all publications that featured Steve’s work since his first experience in 1981 !


  • Album cover « Pariah » for Brazilian band Misconducters


  • Artwork « Father » published in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser : Anthology Vol.1


  • Album cover « Down Below » for Canadian band Southern Cross


  • 30 illustrations for 3 CCG (collectible card games) Lord of The Rings games (The Lidless Eye, The White Hand and the Balrog) published by Iron Crown Enterprises.


  • 7 illustrations for the documentary movie « Île de la Quarantaine » by Michel Audy


  • Cover page illustration for the Solaris Magazine

Solaris Cover


  • Cover page and illustrations for the book « The Voyage of the Naparima » published by Carraig Books