Bill Cunningham, whose company Pulp 2.0 Press is publishing the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN GRAPHIC NOVEL, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE, plus several other print items soon to be announced here, has just started his own store for selling merchandise related to the movie (see our own Pecosborn store for details). Don Glut just had a very rewarding editing session on the “Book of the Movie,” which looks fantastic. Bill has done an excellent job designing this book.
This news just in from publisher Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press: “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE print proof has arrived. Now I have to review it with Donald F. Glut and pick the nits.”
Just a reminder that time is running out fast in you’d like to contribute to out “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2010 Calendar” crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The calendar will look great hanging on your dungeon or laboratory wall with its approximately 60 glossy color photos from the movie. And the appropriate contribution is basically the same as a pre-order. Be the first mad scientist in your village to own one of these limited edition collectors items! Here’s the Indiegogo link to where you can donate.
This just posted on Facebook by publisher Bill Cunningham:
“As you know we’re always experimenting here at the old Pulp 2.0 Mad Scientist Laboratory, and one of the things we’ve been playing with is COLOR. It has held us back because of the prohibitive cost associated with printing in color. Starting w/ TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE we’ll be offering both a SELECT B&W and a DELUXE COLOR version for certain books in our PULP 2.0 and CINEXPLOITS! labels. You’ll now have a choice as to how you want to experience our books. In addition to color, the Deluxe version will have a few TOP SECRET bonus items for die hard collectors out there. This could be an additional short story, a comic, design sketches, a pinup, or something entirely different like a secret code to get exclusive merchandise. We want to give you the value you deserve in your pulp entertainment.
We are thinking of doing old-style, 8″ x 11.5″ lobby cards. These would not only advertise our movies, but also be sold to collectors and fans. Here’s a crude mock-up of a title card that Donald Glut put together on his home computer. If Pecosborn goes ahead with this idea, of course, the cards will have the benefit of a professional designer.”
Pecosborn Productions welcomes artist Russ Rainbolt (photo, below) to the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN Graphic Novel. Russ is the last artist to be brought into this project. He will be illustrating the story “Dr. Karnstein’s Creation,” doing finished art over Jim Craig’s breakdowns. We can’t wait to see the result!
Artist Christopher Shy has just come on board as the cover artist for the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN Graphic Novel. Chris has done a fantastic job — and doesn’t need to be shy in bragging about his work!
Sunday, June 3, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Donald F. Glut will be a guest with a table at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention, at 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA. Some actors from TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN may also be in attendance. One of the regular guests is Ann Robinson (star of the original WAR OF THE WORLDS), who plays Elsa, a resident of 1910 Switzerland, in TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN (see photos, below). For more information, SEE FACEBOOK PAGE.
I had a discussion with Brian Forbes, who is now part of my “team.” Brian has done the Photoshop work on the “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 Calendar” (see Store). But we also talked about also doing TOF trading cards (a 50-card set), Bicycle-brand playing cards and a collectors set of 8 old-style lobby cards. Not just that, but Brian’s twin daughters Jordan and Shayna are already at work on a series of “Funko” toys based upon the movie’s monster characters. Keep checking this “News” section for further updates.
In addition to our own exclusive merchandise sold from this website’s “STORE,” we now have a Pecosborn Products Store where you can purchase LOADS of cool items relating to our movies! New items continue to be added, so if you don’t see something you like, come back again another day. Check it out!
As post-production continues on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, we are now planning a Halloween-season release for the movie. Halloween has traditionally been the best time to release a horror movie.
Donald F. Glut has become a “regular,” usually early during the week, on the popular DOCTOR DESTRUCTION’S BIG-TOP RADIO BROADCAST AFTER MIDNIGHT, appearing for two hours on an almost weekly basis. The show airs live from Kinosha, Wisconsin’s CBS station WLIP. If you don’t live in the area, you can hear the program on your computer, either linked from Doctor Destruction’s Facebook page or the WLIP website. Much of our conversations is about the Pecosborn movies. Don will be on the show again on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 10:00 PM Pacific time. Check the Doctor’s Facebook page or the WLIP website for future appearances on the show.
Writer Larry Underwood (aka TV “horror host” Dr. Gangrene) wants to interview Don Glut for an upcoming issue of the very popular SCARY MONSTERS magazine. Lots of photos from TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN and maybe also the cover. Stay tuned for updates!
DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES — with horror legend Angus Skrimm (the Tall Man in the PHANTASM movie series) in his last screen appearance, can be seen NOW in the USA and Canada on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Watch DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES now on AMAZON PRIME, on iTUNES and on iTUNES CANADA.
Pecosborn has acquired the rights to use the song “Die Monster Die” — written and performed by TV horror host (of the show MONSTER MADHOUSE; SEE FACEBOOK PAGE and WEBSITE) — over the end credits of TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN. His music video may be one of the movie’s DVD bonus features. WATCH MUSIC VIDEO
Bill Cunningham, publisher (Pulp 2.0 Press), just posted this on Facebook’s “Frankenstein Forever” page: “The inside 2-page spread of the title page for the upcoming TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE from CINEXPLOITS! , a division of Pulp 2.0 Press. It will feature the screenplay and the original stories by Donald F. Glut. Filled with color pics from the production as well as a background essay on the project.”
Publisher Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press earlier posted this message on Facebook: “Paperwork has been shuffled aside as I work on the design for TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: The Book of the Movie by Donald F. Glut. I thought I would give you a peek at the opening 5 pages as the book comes together. This work-in-progress is the screenplay, Don’s production notes, and his original stories upon which the screenplay is based. It also features full color images from the movie (some of which I will post later this month).
“This is the first in a new line books from Pulp 2.0 called CINEXPLOITS! where we publish screenplays, memoirs, and other media from some of your favorite B-movie and exploitation classics.
“The kind of books I wish we had when I went to film school. We have five more books lined up for the series covering horror, scifi, and action movies. We hope you enjoy them.”
A while ago I launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise donations to help pay off mounting bills for post-production tasks with TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN — e.g., editing, music, color corrections, sound design, special visual effects, titles, etc. When I launched that now-defunct campaign, I posted this promo — featuring myself with four of my lovely actresses (photo, below) in the movie — on Youtube, Indiegogo’s website and also on Facebook (WATCH PROMO VIDEO). While our Indiegogo campaign has ended, Pecosborn Productions is still accepting contributions, for which all of the original “perks” will be honored. These perks include a kind of producer credit that may be useful on a resume. Now’s your chance to be a part of a Hollywood movie! If you are interested in helping out with a contribution, however small (or large!), and speeding up completion of this movie, please contact Donald F. Glut via this website or a personal Facebook message. Also, to learn more information regarding the movie, crowdfunding perks and so forth, please check out… SEE INDIEGOGO PAGE.
Post-production work on TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN is nearly completed. Donald F. Glut signed off on Tony Malanowski’s editing of three of the film’s four story segments, plus the “frame story” featuring the original Frankenstein Monster (played by Scott Fresina). In the meantime, William Stromberg (music), Maui Holcomb (sound design), Erik Lundmark (color corrections, misc. post-production) and Jeff Forsyth (CGI and other special visual effects) continue working on the edited parts of the film. Great team! The movie will be released this year to capitalize on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original FRANKENSTEIN novel.