Sundazed Music’s upcoming vinyl Penny Arkade LP will be a double-disc set comprising ALL of the group’s recorded music, previously only available on CD. Below are the CD and LP released some years ago by Sundazed.
Don was just invited to this upcoming event. Having written some Tarzan comics for editor Russ Manning and one episode of Filmation’s animated cartoon TV show, he is honored to be a guest. Edgar Rice Burroughs was a huge influence on Don as a writer! Here’s the text of the invitation:
Tarzana Office Open House – Come celebrate 100 years of ERB, Inc.
On Friday, April 7, 2023, we will be holding an open house at our Tarzana offices from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of this year’s ongoing centennial celebration for the corporation. This special event is free to the public and will include a commemorative gift (while supplies last), as well as a tour of the historic ranch-style house and grounds where Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote many of his timeless stories. A special guest will be in attendance.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, became the first author to incorporate himself on March 26, 1923, founding Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., with its headquarters located on the property of his Tarzana ranch in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Today, one hundred years later, the corporation that he established is still owned by his heirs and continues to promote his important legacy the world over, overseeing authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. There aren’t many companies that can say they have reached such an important milestone.
Capacity is limited so if you wish to attend the open house, just drop a short email to Cathy Wilbanks, Vice President of Operations, at email@example.com for details and directions. PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND. If the date of the open house doesn’t work for you, as always, we are happy to set up free individual tours as long as they are scheduled in advance, but we’d love to see you at this special event if you can make it!
For a recent interview in which Don talks about how to write comic book stories, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJE4p9moLs
To hear a new (and long!) interview with Don focusing on the old live “spook shows,” go to https://spookshowmovie.com/podcast/
Don’s first movie Dinosaur Valley Girls will be reissued later this year by Wild Eye Releasing on Blu-Ray — restored, with the bonus features included on the most recent Frontline Entertainment DVD, plus new extras including a 2nd commentary track featuring Courtney Joyner interviewing Don, plus a video tour through his museum-house and prehistoric collection. Coinciding with this reissue, Strange Particle Press will be bringing back into print Don’s novelization of the movie and maybe also his making of book.” Looks like another busy year!
Available at Amazon …
It’s out! The original text with upgraded pictures, plus a lengthy Afterword with lots of new information, corrections and some real surprises! Available from Amazon:
Don wrote a foreword … and it contains the illustrations Rick did for his “New Adventures of Frankenstein” stories when they were issued in magazine format by Druktenis Publishing. The book looks terrific!
Interview with Don about his writing for the Dino-Riders TV cartoon show in this issue, out now.
This mammoth book just came out and contains all the stories Don wrote for this series.
This now up on YouTube, 1st in a series …
A while back Don announced that Sundazed Music would be issuing a vinyl LP of his old rock band the Penny Arkade’s Not the Freeze album, which was produced by “Monkee” Mike Nesmith. The plan has somewhat changed. Sundazed has now announced that this will be a 2-disc set … the first disc comprising our original Not the Freeze album recordings, the second the demos the band recorded before and after Freeze ( including an earlier, shorter version of that number. Pictured below is the LP Sundaze released in 2014, which did not include the demos. FYI, Mike plays maracas on one of the demo cuts.
Once again Don is a talking head bonus feature.
It’s out! And thanks to Don’s friend C Courtney Joyner, he has a bonus feature — about Tarzan in the comics:
To listen to an interview Don and artist Rick Hoberg did at the recent Terrificon, use this link: https://radio.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/index.cfm?stationCallSign=KTRS.
Here’s a link to the panel discussion Don appeared on at 2002’s Terrificon about the Shazam! television series (he wrote the episode called “The Brain”) with stars Michael Gray (Billy Batson) and John Davcy (Captain Marvel) and artist/writer Jerry Ordway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiGq0SI0H8w
Another new interview at https://www.spreaker.com/user/10945005/episode-168-donald-f-glut?fbclid=IwAR1TfzQEEIpPS49GRzIIZWVtWd_j-VBr1qBPRKfvwW7EU5UDDlbW3DAweZA
If you really want some details about how Rick Hoberg and Don came up with the Jane Foster Thor, check out this interview: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/marvel-what-if-jane-foster-thor-oral-history
After showing some of his old amateur movies at Terrificon, a number of people — who wanted to purchase my “I WAS A TEENAGE MOVIE MAKER” DVD on Amazon — told Don that the set is no longer available. Not so! It is the original edition, with Don as the Teenage Werewolf on the cover, that is no longer available. The reissue, showing Don with the camera, and with the same 12 hours of material, is still available, with only the artwork different. Don’t be misled.
For a great review of Don’s three Dinosaur Tracks and also I Was a Teenage Movie Maker music CDs, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdXdhfQfo5A
Don recently did an interview (after a long news intro), much of it about the Jane Foster Thor, with Comic Con Meta*Pod. If you’d like to hear it, go to: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9vbW55LmZtL3Nob3dzL2NvbWljLWNvbi1tZXRhLXBvZC9wbGF5bGlzdHMvcG9kY2FzdC5yc3M?sa=X&ved=0CAcQrrcFahcKEwiY2o2w2sT4AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQLA
It’s kind of a thrill to see one’s name on the Grauman’s Chinese Theater’s Imax screen in the end credits of a major movie like Thor: Love and Thunder!
If you are interested in knowing how Don and artist Rick Hoberg created a Jane Foster version of Thor, go to this link: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/marvel-what-if-jane-foster-thor-oral-history?fbclid=IwAR0CII61eQ3HNbGNmkrV13q4A88altNJrK-64NTQ7_4lFWL0IEkL-2nbYUQ
To hear Don’s recent lengthy talk with TV horror hosabout the old TV soap opera Dark Shadows (and related sundry things), go to this link: https://www.terroratcollinwood.com/episodes/terror-at-collinwood-episode-31-discussing-dark-shadows-with-donald-f-glut?fbclid=IwAR3ruCuYwNo5FByJVXqspT8Y644eRZ-Hg3ed-WDAhUwUrV_b7ToF1kVnTMU.