NEWS

GOOD NEWS! Strange Particle Press will reprint two more of Don’s old nonfiction books, these co-authored with Jim Harmon; also, Don’s novelization of his first professional movie.

                                                 

Don will have two new stories in the upcoming (maybe out already in some areas) issue of  The Creeps   magazine — including the cover story (which he wrote based upon Ken Kelly’s great painting). 

             

New date — and Don will again be a guest…  with table…

Strange Particle Press is going to reprint a number of Don’s old nonfiction books, which they regard as “classics.” starting with these (more to come):

     

Strange Particle Press is going to publish Don’s new novel “JAWBREAKER VS. THE SCARLET SKULL” — an old-fashioned pulp-style/movie serial tale featuring a Copperhead/Black Hood-type masked hero; and also reprint two of Don’s old novels, ” BUGGED!” and “SPAWN.”  Strange Particle Press also plans to reprint a number of non-fiction books authored years ago by Don. all long out of print.

     

 

Coming soon!  Don is in this documentary … among some great company!

 

Don can finally reveal that Roy Thomas Presents Frankenstein volumes 1 and 2 — with introductions written by Don  — are a go, scheduled for publication early 2021. These books will reprint ALL of the “Frankenstein” tales in Prize Comics during the 1940s illustrated by Dick Briefer. Already available are volumes 3-8, which reprint all the subsequent stories published in Frankenstein #s 1-33

               

Reprinted again — Don’s old Solomon Kane stories for Marvel. Don wrote a lot of them and they are all included in this book.

Don recently did another interview, which you can read at   Vents Magazine.

Don was asked by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. to write the foreword  to a new edition of the Burroughs novel Tarzan and the Lost Empire.  The book will be out soon.

Very happy to present the 1st issue of  Vampiress Carmilla, the brand-new horror-comics magazine from Warrant Publishing, the same company that gives you The Creeps, edited by Rich Sala. Don wrote some stories in this issue, including Carmilla’s origin.  He is also the magazine’s Associate Editor. Vampiress Carmilla It will be out this November — but the wait will be worth it

 

 Available now (Don is quoted in the liner notes)!

Don just found out that an in-depth interview he did a couple years ago is on YouTube.  Much of the interview is devoted to his movie Tales of Frankenstein. If you’d like to listen to it, click Monster Kid Radio .

Don just learned that “Bad Choke” — the only story he ever wrote for the Skywald line of horror-comics magazines, and decades ago — has been reprinted, included in the 2nd volume of the Psycho collection…

   

 

Don had been scheduled to be a guest this August at Terrificon, to be held in Mohegan, Connecticut.   Unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus situation, that even has been canceled, but will probably be held in August of 2021.  Again Don has been asked to be a guest.

Back in the mid-1970s, some stories Don wrote for the Red Circle (Archie) comic-book line — Chilling Adventures in Sorcery and Madhouse — were illustrated by Vicente Alcazar, a great new-to-the-USA artist from Spain. Recently Rich Sala, editor of  The Creeps and Vampiress Carmilla, told Don that Vicente had joined his Warrant Publishing Company bullpen — and asked if he could write a story tailored to Vicente’ style. Rich’s only requirements were that the story include ghosts, a haunted house and run 5 pages. Two days later Rich had the story, all requirements met.  Don is tthrilled to  work with Vicente again after more than 4 decades.  The story will appear in Vampiress Carmilla.

                                                

 

Don recently did an interview for the Epic Marvel Podcast, mostly focusing upon my work for Marvel Comics. To hear it, go to… https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/27618816/download.mp3                             

Due to the very sad death of his good friend, the multi-talented Nicola (Nick) Cuti, Don will be assuming his chores and title as Associate Editor for The Creeps magazine.  Don first heard of Nick in the first issue of Vampirella, in which they both had stories. 

COMING! M3 Publishers (McNae, Marlin & Mackenzie), which published Don’s Tales of Frankenstein Collectors Photo-Boook  is re-issuing two of his old non-fiction books, True Vampires of History and True Werewolves of History. This will be a double book (or what M3 calls a “flip book”) — turn Vampires over and you have Werewolves.  Don  worked up these dummy images, but the books will most likely feature artwork rather than movie stills on their covers, as they are not about films.  M3 and Don have plans for several more books this year, including an original novel.

                                                    

Lots of cool collectors products relating to Don’s movies and music are now available (see below):

          

 

AUTOGRAPHS

For those of you who have asked if you can get an autograph of Don, the answer is Yes, coming directly from Don. Available and signed (personally to you if requested) are the following items (other items found on Ebay, Don’s handle being dinodfg).  Orders can be combined to save on postage. For inquiries, Don can be contacted through this website or via Facebook:

Index card with autograph.  $10 (postage included); signed copies of anything sent to Don that he wrote or was involved ith, $10 plus return-stamped envelope or box.

8″ x 10″ glossy color photograph showing Don surrounded by some of the comic-book characters whose adventures he’s written, including three he created (Dr. Spektor, Dagar and Tragg).  $25 plus $2.50 1st class postage & handling.

True Vampires of History (1971, paperback), Don’s first published book (under his own name), brand new condition.  $15 plus $4 1st class postage & handling).

Magazine-format copies of his New Adventures of Frankenstein series of stories (brand new condition, but forgive all the typos!).  $15 plus $7.50 media rate postage and handling).

Collectors’ TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 CALENDAR, edited with photos taken by Don.  $7.50 plus $5.50 1st class postage & handling.

Signed copies of any issues of The Creeps and Vampiress Carmilla in which Don, who is also Associate Editor of the magazines, wrote (your choice of issue number,  most issues with Don’s stories are still available). $10 plus $2.50 1st class postage & handling.

                                                                           

 

Original fliers for some of Don’s movies — 8.5″ x 11″, full color,  two-sided, lots of photos from the films and great for getting cast and crew signatures:  Dinosaur Valley Girls and Scarlet Countess ($5 each),  Tales of Frankenstein, Blood Scarab, The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula  (aka Scarlet Countess) and The Mummy’s Kiss: 2nd Dynasty,  plus $2.50 1st-class postage and handling.

                                 

Tales of Frankenstein one-sided, color postcard from one of Don’s movies reproducing the film’s official poster;  also, postcard featuring Don with the Penny Arkade rock group–   $7.50 each  (free postage).

                             

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Don, in his capacity as West Coast Representative of Las Vegas Talent Agency (https://lvtalent.com/) , which books talent of various kinds for nationwide gigs, has been creating rosters for the agency’s“  Scream Queens” and (https://lvtalent.com/talent/scream-queens/) and “TV Horror Hosts” (https://lvtalent.com/talent/tv-horror-hosts/) sections.  So, if you are looking for any scream queens or horror hosts to appear at  your convention or other special event, check out those links.


 

AND…

Don created seven 2019 collectors calendars available with photos from his Pecosborn Productions movies TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN and DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES. For ordering information (now that we’re into 2019, prices have been reduced), see the “store” at www.pecosborn.com

Don often collaborates with good friend Steve Kaplan, who owns Las Vegas Talent Agency (Las Vegas Trade Show Models“) .  The agency books all kinds of talent for trade shows, conventions, movies and TV shows, commercials, print ads, event staffing, etc… Although based in Las Vegas, it also  gets bookings for in other parts of the USA.  Frequently Steve calls Don for referrals. Don is only too happy to help.  Don is officially the agency’s West Coast Representative.

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