Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Announces Corporate Promotions

Posted on June 8, 2017

Company Expands Staff, Launches Publishing Division


Tarzana, CA (June 7, 2017) — Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (ERB, Inc.), the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including TARZAN OF THE APES and JOHN CARTER OF MARS, is pleased to announce changes to its executive structure in the areas of operations, publishing, and special projects effective June 1, 2017.

Cathy Mann Wilbanks has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. In recent years, Ms. Wilbanks served as Archivist, where she oversaw the company’s vast library of historical publications, artwork and other artifacts owned by the company. She will now be responsible for all internal operations and continue to assist in marketing. Ms. Wilbanks, who joined ERB, Inc. in 1984, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Masters of Education from California State University Northridge.

Tyler Wilbanks, Director of Operations-Publishing, will now be responsible for all aspects of the company’s new publishing division. Mr. Wilbanks has served as the corporate internet technician since 2008, and is a recent graduate of California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Scott Tracy Griffin joins the company in the newly created position of Director of Special Projects. Mr. Griffin, a writer and film historian whose collaboration with the company dates to 1996, will work with the company’s recently launched publishing division, special events, conventions and new print and digital creative endeavors. He is the author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016) and Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012), and has 25 years of journalistic experience and documentary appearances. A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Griffin is pursuing his MBA at California State University Los Angeles.

“This is an exciting time for ERB, Inc.” says Company President Jim Sullos. “More than 100 years after Mr. Burroughs wrote his first book, interest in his stories and characters remains powerful. Cathy, Tyler and Scott bring a wealth of creativity and knowledge to their new roles. Moving forward, we hope to communicate the ERB brand through the extensive media available today.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
From its Tarzana, California headquarters, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), one of the 20th Century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ 70+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes including Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson Napier of Venus, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, please contact: James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; (818) 344-0181; jsullos@erburroughs.com; www.edgarriceburroughs.com

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Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege – Available Now!

Posted on June 6, 2017

Book #4 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series – available now! With interior illustrations by Mike Grell and cover art by Tom Gianni

The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival. Set in the 1980s:

  • Includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas;
  • Introduces Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan – a young man struggling to seek his place in an adult world;
  • Unveils the inner workings of Tarzan’s massive family wealth – the Greystoke Trust, a London-based financial estate whose global influence reaches into the highest levels of business and government.

This rapid, page-turning adventure travels from Africa to London to Paris and to Moscow in pursuit of justice because the family is Under Seige:

  • Tarzan’s African estate is demolished by an unknown guerrilla militia, leaving in its wake a leveled complex littered with the dead;
  • The Greystoke Trust, run by grandson Jackie, is accused of capital crimes against the Crown, and Jackie is jailed;
  • Son Jack, the last known person to meet with Dian Fossey, is accused of her murder and is sought by African authorities;
  • Jonathan’s airplane is shot down and crash lands into the African jungle forcing him to call upon his instincts, heritage and martial arts training to survive.

This leap into the late 20th Century will provide intense excitement as chapter after chapter leaves doubt as to the survival of the Greystokes and their legacy. Order now – books ship starting June 12. Visit ERBurroughs.com/store

DUST JACKET

AUTHORS

Ralph N. Laughlin grew up in the Midwest. Upon graduation from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism he joined the General Electric Advertising & Public Relations department. During his career he went on to work for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Upon retirement, he turned his writing talents to pleasure. He has published five books on various subjects, ranging from motivational, to thought provoking, to humorous relief.

He’s been a life-long fan (some say fanatic) of the Tarzan books, leading him to conceive and develop the idea of placing Tarzan and his family in modern times with actual historical events. Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege is the first in a series of such stories along this precept. He currently lives in southwest Virginia.

Ann E. Johnson lives in Maine and writes historical fiction and fantasy. She has received awards for her fiction at the Ocean Park Writers Conference. Ann is retired and spends her days writing, researching, or training in the martial arts of swords, staff, tai chi, karate and jiu jitsu. She began martial arts to enhance her writing and stayed because she found she loved it.

ARTISTS

COVER ART: Tom Gianni is an award winning artist who studied at the American Academy of Arts where he has taught since 1983. For decades he has worked as a courtroom sketch artist and has painted a huge mural at the Eisenhower Public Library.

INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Mike Grell is a legendary, award winning artist who has worked on many titles including Legion of Super-heroes, Green Arrow and Green Lantern. Plus, he as created numerous titles of his own, including Starslayer, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister, Maggie The Cat, Warlord and Jon Sable, Freelance. He wrote and drew the Tarzan comic strip from July 1981 to February 1983

 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

Posted on June 3, 2017

Michael Tierney’s Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology is a 4-volume collection that captures the vast illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ERB., Inc. and Chenault & Gray Publishing are working together to bring this project to life.

With over 1,200 pages of content, more than 5,000 images and 140,000 words the 4-volume series explores the art used in the manifold publications and creations of the vast Burroughs body of work for the past century and more, from Tarzan to Barsoom, from Venus to Caspak, from wild west to the Lost Continent and more!

The Chronology includes material from a variety of sources: the pulps, the novels, novelizations, comics and strips! The illustrative history follows the long literary career of the man whom Ray Bradbury called “the most influential writer, bar none, of our century.”

The project is LIVE on Kickstarter right now. With 19 days to go, it is over 92% funded and proves once again that Edgar Rice Burroughs has fans from all walks of life. Visit Kickstarter and pledge your support and help us propel the name of Burroughs into this, our, next century.

 

 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology Kickstarter!

Posted on May 28, 2017

We are producing the FOUR volume Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs’ publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom). Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs’ work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn’t been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day.

Check out and SUPPORT HERE!

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New Comic Strip launch: The Tarzan Twins

Posted on April 16, 2017

Edgar Rice Burroughs Presents 

The Tarzan Twins
an all new web comic in our subscription lineup

Tarzan’s extended family is surprised by his invitation to come visit his great African estate. But, only the two Tarzan Twins are able to come. Who are these twins?

The Tarzan Twins were born on the same day, and although they are not as “alike as two peas in a pod,” they still resemble one another closely enough to fulfil the requirements of “twinship.” Dick has a shock of black hair, while Doc’s hair is the sunny hue of molasses candy. And, their noses, blue eyes, and facial features are alike.

But in one respect they shatter every rule that has been laid down for twins from the very beginning of time. Dick (whose father was a distant relative of Lord Greystoke) was born in England and Doc in America – and without a doubt, they are not twins at all. Dick and Doc’s mothers are sisters – twin sisters – and so their offspring resemble each other. As teenagers the boys went to the same school and became the closest of cousins, and when their Tarzan relationship was disclosed, they were thereafter known as The Tarzan Twins.

As excitement grew with their impending trip to Africa, their scholastic standing suffered greatly as they turned to athletic workouts in preparation for the trip. But what they could not anticipate was that a train wreck in Africa would interfere with Tarzan meeting them at the train station or that they would become lost in the great jungle that is Africa. They also could not anticipate that they would be captured by an African tribe, nor that their adolescent lives could be extinguished then and there. And when captured, what then? Quick extinguishment or escape and rescue by Tarzan?

See our exciting new web comic strip for the whole story. Written by our prolific writer, Martin Powell, and drawn by the renowned artist, Carlos Arguela – you are in for an exciting read. 

THE TARZAN TWINS TEAM

WRITER Martin Powell

Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes. Currently, as the author of almost a dozen different Edgar Rice Burroughs online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel from Dark Horse, it is probable that Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer.
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ARTIST Artguello

Carlos Manuel Argüello Süllow was born on September 24, 1958 in Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay: South America.

Carlos started drawing at a young age and has since discovered his current passion: painting. Self-taught, he gained experience at international workshops and international artist conventions (Buenos Aires, San Pablo, New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, New Jersey, San Diego) where he has participated since 1979, as well as many expositions and international conferences with well-known experts in the field like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Boris Vallejo and many others. He has received prizes and special notices in various competitions.

Carlos is also the founder and director of the renowned art institution, Art Studium, dedicated to teaching several art fields including Graphic Design & Advertising, Illustration, Decoration, Technical Drawing and Fashion Design. He has also authored educational materials.

A pioneer in the field of comics and illustration in Paraguay, Carlos published the first adventure comic with historic content: “Avaré Guarani Priest-warrior,” in the newspaper Ultima Hora in 1978. Another initiative dedicated to the comic field were: “Quimera,” “Avaré 2000,” “Bunker” and “Poha Ro’ysa.” Carlos won a contest in which one of his works was selected among more than 100 artists in the world to be published in a book by the Publisher, Trinquette.

Carlos’ latest work for the international comic industry was “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” an edition published by Dark Horse for the centenary of Tarzan. Carlos was selected among many other artists to contribute drawings for a hardcover comic book which was launched at Comic Con in San Diego in 2015.

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Tarzan Trilogy – Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Posted on March 10, 2017

Now Available to order in three Digital eBook formats!  

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.
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1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

Tarzan Trilogy is also available in hardcover with a dust jacket 

AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). I discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory.
I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 
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Comic Strip Adventure TEEs
See our store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES  

Comic Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

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The Mars rover just sent back data that has scientists completely stumped

Posted on February 7, 2017

The Curiosity rover has been cruising around on Mars since late 2012, so you’d think that scientists would have a pretty good handle on the kind of data it’s been sending back by now. However, some of the latest readings the rover has taken are totally contradicting many of the theories scientists have about Mars, and most notably when and how liquid water existed on its surface.

Read the full article at BGR!

Image Source: NASA
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All New Tarzan Book: Tarzan Trilogy – now available in Softcover

Posted on January 28, 2017

tarzan-trilogy

Available to order now in SOFTcover – Edgar Rice Burroughs presents  

Tarzan Trilogy
Three all NEW Tarzan Stories, in one book, with Illustrations

Three all new tales of Tarzan at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin. Tarzan becomes embroiled in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash. ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth: Searching for the missing son of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.

2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologist making a groundbreaking discovery, a group of well-meaning but naive American missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes, and a ruthless band of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan, fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.  

3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps, Tarzan must lead the tribes in an unprecedented tribal resistance. 

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY 

AUTHOR 
Thomas Zachek

I grew up on the Tarzan movies and, to a lesser extent, the comics. But I became hooked on the real Tarzan in high school after picking up a new Ace paperback edition of Tarzan and the Lost Empire for fifty cents, the one with the Frank Frazetta cover of our hero, monkey on his back, hanging from a limb on a cliff and looking down upon the Roman city. I went on to collect the entire series of Ace and Ballantine paperback reissues of Burroughs’ tales (and still have them). I discovered that Burroughs’ stories were quite unlike the family-friendly Tarzan of the movies, with inarticulate Johnny Weismuller as the hulking hero living for some reason in the jungle with a classy, aristocratic Jane. No, Burroughs’ hero was a British lord who spoke educated English and had a fascinating backstory.

I was impressed with the far superior level of development and action found in these tales. I attempted writing my first Tarzan tale in 2005 (Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”) as something of a lark, and then followed it, to date, with six more Tarzan tales. Friends encouraged me to try to get the stories published. I am grateful to Jim Sullos of ERB, Inc., for giving me the chance. Here are my first three. In these stories, I have tried to craft realistic, page-turning adventure tales featuring classic Tarzan elements while at the same time taking the character in directions that have never been done in Tarzan stories before. I invite you to share your thoughts and comments with me at zachekbooks@gmail.com.
Thomas Zachek
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin


tarzan-master-adventureALSO AVAILABLE
Comic Strip Adventure TEEs
See our store for all the Edgar Rice Burroughs® Comic Strip TEES  

Comic Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Tarzan® to Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

EdgarRiceBurroughs.com Store

 

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Tarzan and Jane Netflix Original Airing Today!

Posted on January 6, 2017

Click on the ad to join Netflix FREE for a month – Season 1 coming January 6

 

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