Don just learned that Gwandanaland Comics has released a soft-cover book reprinting all 4 issues of Modern Monsters magazine. Don’s first professional (meaning he got paid) writing appeared in Modern Monsters #3 (only one with his real byline); by #4, Don was editing (but only listed as associate editor) the mag and writing most of the articles (most under pen names, that he later turned into characters and killed off in this novel Brother Blood). The fifth issue went to press but never came out, because the publisher never paid the printer who kept and then destroyed all the material. How Don got involved with this magazine is documented in his new novel Jawbreaker, which just came out. All 3 of these titles — Modern Monsters, Brother Blood and Jawbreaker — are available at Amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Comple…/dp/B08XH2JNNJ/ref=sr_1_1…
Coming this August from Marvel — this volume including all of the Kull stories written by Don.
Don says, “THANK YOU, MARVEL for the Surprise!” Fed-Ex delivered these two hefty books (the Conan weighs 5 pounds), which include all the stories he wrote for those titles.
Here’s another recent interview with Don you might find interesting:
Here’s the splash page for one of Don’s science fiction-horror stories that will be published this summer in Vampiress Carmilla magazine. It is illustrated by J. Salvador, an artist new to the Warrant Publishing Company, which published the magazine. The story was loosely inspired by a quite different TV drama Don vaguely remembered seeing on TY in the early 1950s, possibly Tales of Tomorrow. Don can’t wait to see the rest when it’s finished.
Don is happy to announce that the long-awaited Roy Thomas Presents FRANKENSTEIN Volume 1 will finally be out in just a few months from PS Artbooks in the UK. This volume reprints all of Dick Briefer’s “Frankenstein” stories from Prize Comics #s7-36 (1940-43). Don is proud to have written the introduction. Later volumes, reprinting Briefer’s stories from the Frankenstein comic book, also with his intros, have already been published and are available.
In 1971, Don’s novel Frankenstein Lives Again! was published in Spain. That edition unleashed a number of editions in various languages, revisions and a series of subsequent books, culminating in a massive and more recent 2-volume set published by Pulp 2.0 Press. There are 12 books in all, 11 of them comprising a continuing series series novels, one more, Tales of Frankenstein, an anthology of short stories, which spawned a movie plus various ancillary items. Don had a very long conversation with a successful TV producer who really wants to turn the series of books into a high-end-animation television series. The project — with the umbrella title “The New Adventures of Frankenstein” is being represented by a major Los Angeles agency. Please keep your fingers, toes, eyes and anything else available crossed. And stay tuned for updates!
Don’s short story “Dr. Karnstein’s Creation,” first published in the 1977 paperback THE RIVALS OF FRANKENSTEIN and reprinted several times since, the basis for a segment in his movie TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, will be included in an anthology book of vampire stories edited by Charles Rutledge and Cliff Biggers, to be published later this year by Pavane Press.
Don wrote the foreword to Dracula of Transylvania, an epic new take on the original Bram Stoker novel, authored and illustrated by his very good friend (and fellow aficionado of classic monsters and dinosaurs) Ricardo Delgado. The book is now available on line from a number of sources.
Strange Particle Press is going to reprint a number of Don’s old nonfiction books, which they regard as “classics,” all long out of print, including these (more to come):
Coming! Don is in this documentary … among some great company!
Available now (Don is quoted in the liner notes)!
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. 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. Don is officially the agency’s West Coast Representative.
Lots of cool collectors products relating to Don’s movies and music are now available (see below). NOTE: Don’s movies can be purchased on Blu-ray and DVD at Amazon and other sources, including retail stores (for information, see htpp://pecosborn.com and http://frontlinefilms.com).
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. For any of these signed items, send check or money order to Don at 2805 N. Keystone Street, Burbank, CA 91504-1604 (additional postage for purchase outside the USA). PayPal okay if using “Family” option (PP address: email@example.com). State if you want autographs personalized.
Index card with autograph. $10 (postage included); signed copies of anything sent to Don that he wrote or was involved with, $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). $20 plus $4.50 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 (while they last) 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). $25 for The Creeps, $10 for Shudder and Vampiress Carmilla, plus $4.50 1st class postage & handling. Signed 12″ x 18″ posters of the covers are also available for the same price.
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).
I Was a Teenage Movie Maker CD, soundtrack for the DVD set of the same title featuring Don’s amateur teenage-monster movies . A dozen 1950s-style rock ‘n’ role instrumentals, composed and performed by Don and David “Spider” Price. Signed by Don if requested (requiring removal of shrink wrap). $15 plus $3 1st-class postage and handling.
Don created seven 2019 collectors calendars available with color photos from his Pecosborn Productions movies TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN and DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES. Yes, they are out of date — but worth having for the photos (approximately 60 0f them) alone. For ordering information (now that we’re into 2019, prices have been reduced), see the “store” at www.pecosborn.com