Don just got invited back to be a guest at the LOS ANGELES COMIC CON (Oct. 26-8) held at the LA Convention Center. He’ll have a table there, where he will be selling and signing lots of stuff that he has written or otherwise produced, including the “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 Calendar” and other items relating to his new movie “TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN.” Before that, however, on Sunday, Sept. 16, he will be a guest again at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention in Granada Hills, CA.
What’s Don been doing lately? Plenty — and seems to be busier than ever. Most of his recent professional time has been centered on two things — completing post-production on his TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN movie and writing comic book scripts for THE CREEPS magazine. Regarding the former, Don watches the works-in-progress being done by the artists to whom he has entrusted various tasks (e.g., editing, music scoring, color correcting, titles, visual effects and sound design), making comments and suggestions along the way. When the work is exactly as Don wants it, he signs off on that task. As of this writing, post-production work on the movie is almost done and the film will be released for this year’s Halloween. The film’s main title, sans movement, is shown below. As far as THE CREEPS is concerned, Don keeps writing horror scripts for that Warrant Publication, lately one story per week. To date the magazine has stockpiled an inventory of well. Don has lost count, but they number many times more than his total output years ago for Warren Publishing Company’s CREEPY, EERIE and VAMPIRELLA magazines — and, Don honestly believes, these new tales are much better!
Don (who welcomes challenges) has tackled a new kind of writing — trading cards. He has just completed writing a 50-card collectors set based on his new movie TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN. The cards, using color still photos from the film and telling the film’s story-line, will be issued in the next few months.
Sunday, September 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Don will be a guest with a table at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention, at 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA. Some actors and crew members 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 photo, above, with actors Tad Atkinson and Bill Blair, also in the movie). For more information, check out the convention’s page on Facebook. By then Don may have for sale at his table copies of the TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN 2019 Calendar, if they are back from the printer by then.
Available right now from Amazon — Don’s new book (based on his movie) TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE, published by Pulp 2.0 Press, in both black and white and deluxe color editions!
Don has also been collaborating with his friend Steve Kaplan, who owns a Las Vegas modeling agency. Steve’s agency is known as “Las Vegas Models” or “LVModels” for short. It is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, but sometimes gets inquiries about hiring models for gigs (e.g., trade shows, conventions, print ads, event staffing, etc.) in Los Angeles. Frequently Steve calls Don, who knows quite a few LA-based models, for referrals. Don is only too happy to help.
You can now follow Don on Instagram: @donaldfglut
Coming this Halloween (and possibly earlier), Tales of Frankenstein, a feature-length movie written, directed and executive produced by Don, the related Tales of Frankenstein Graphic Novel (written by Don and published by Pulp 2.0 Press), plus a LOT MORE related merchandise (see the Pecosborn Productions website and click “store”).
Always busy, Don has just written a few more scripts for The Creeps comics magazines. If you like horror rather than just superheroes in your comic books, check this magazine out. It gets better every issue! It’s produced by editor Rich Sala’s Warrant Publishing Company. Here are pages from several of Don’s many upcoming Creeps stories… “At the End of the Day,” art by Benito Gallego, “Interview with the Werewolf” and “Shades of Dorian Gray” (not yet lettered), both with art by Nik Poliwko. Don believes that these stories he is scripting for The Creeps are the best horror comics tales he’s ever written.