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TARZANA 2012 ECOF CONVENTION
Jim Sullos and Jim Sullos, Jr. look on while
SubERB Rep Bob Zeuschner welcomes the crowd
Jim Sullos - ERB, Inc. President
- Discusses ERB Developments
Willie Jones ~ Janet Mann ~
Cathy Wilbanks : ERB, Inc. Office
Jim Sullos - ERB, Inc. President
Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., assured
the roomfull of ERB fans that the 100th John Carter / Tarzan Anniversary
has launched a flurry of interest in ERB's creations. Throughout this year
we can expect to see publications from many countries, in many languages.
UK's Orion Publishing will reprint
all 24 Tarzan books combined into six volumes as well as 53 other ERB stories
including the Pellucidar and Venus series.
Dark Horse is featuring Tarzan in their
Dark Horse Presents series, and plans to relaunch their feature Tarzan
comic if sales of this and their numerous ERB reprints stir up enough interest.
Disney has the rights to publish new
editions of all the Barsoom novels, as well as a film novelization and
various spin-offs. (See www.cartermovie.com/books)
Mr. Sullos also reminded the audience that
Japan has published the "Tarzan" fashion and fitness magazine for
over 20 years.
In a turnaround from the longtime ERB, Inc. policy of allowing very
few contemporary authors to add to the ERB canon, the board has decided
to license more new writers to expand the various ERB series.
Most notable in this new wave are Robin
Maxwell with her JANE and Andy Briggs with his Tarzan,
The Greystoke Legacy and Tarzan, Jungle Warrior. Briggs' Tarzan
features a young Tarzan in the role of a 21st century eco-warrior. These
books, although available in the UK and Canada,
are not available in the US where they are deemed too violent for young
In addition to this there will be a long line
of books about ERB and Tarzan, plus films, comics, memorabilia, merchandise,
games, gambling machines, ring tones, toys, clothing, statues, etc.
FACES IN THE CROWD
Some of the Audience
for Archive Wall Image
See the FACES page at
Robin Maxwell - Author - "Jane:
The Woman Who Loved Tarzan"
Commentary and Video Presentation
with a Chapter One reading by
full name of Robin Maxwell's authorized book on JANE is:
Jane: The Woman
Who Loved Tarzan. It is due to be published this fall but there is
a good chance that there will be copies ready to distribute to attendees
at the August Dum-Dum in Tarzana.
Two years ago, after long deliberations ERB, Inc. gave Ms. Maxwell the
go-ahead to begin the novel with a 2012 publication date in mind. To bring
new life to the Jane character Robin introduced numerous differences, which
* Jane's story begins with a presentation made
by Jane at the Chicago Public Library.
* Jane meets ERB in Chicago and relates her
story to him - from her viewpoint.
* Jane's father, Professor Porter comes to
Africa by safari in search of the "missing link." He doesn't find Opar
but he does find a lost civilization.
* In order to make it believable that
Tarzan the feral child can master language she places Tarzan's age at four
years when he is orphaned.
* In order for their relationship to develop
she places Jane with Tarzan in the jungle several months.
* Cannibals do not appear in JANE . . . Kala
is killed by the ape Kerchak.
* Since Robin is a noted writer of romance
novels, she convinced ERB, Inc. that Tarzan and Jane must have tasteful
sex in their relationship.
Many events from the first chapter were revealed by Suzan
Crowley's excellent and very expressive reading of the text.
Excerpts of Robin's ECOF Appearance
Maxwell on FaceBook
Michael Sellers and Rebecca
Garland with student readers:
The A Princess of Mars
Rediscovering A Classic
SubERB Michael Sellers and former
teacher, Rebecca Garland, are part of effort to pique interest in Edgar
They lead teen focus groups on the ERB's books
and his sci-fi characters through the John Carter Teen Reading Project.
See more about this project at ERBzine 3684:
ECOF 2012 INTRODUCTION
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