Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dark Shadows News Bites

  • NorthJersey.com recently profiled original Dark Shadows script writer Malcolm Marmorstein, who is still active and working on new projects at the age of 83. Malcolm discusses his time on the show and the introduction of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins: "We started with different basic ground rules... I said, 'Jonathan, don't do anything – don't act, don't try to be scary. Just be a nice man, and that's the way you get your victims.'"
  • Veteran artist Kenneth Bruce Bald, who drew the early 1970s Dark Shadows newspaper strip for its entire run, will be a guest at the Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place on September 8-9. For more information on the event, click here.
  • The Dark Shadows Festival has announced that it is hoping to run a Dark Shadows cruise in 2013. The logistics are still being investigated and further details should follow when confirmed. Elsewhere, BroadwayWorld has published a gallery of images from the Festival's recent gathering in Tarrytown, which can be viewed by clicking here.
  • And finally, a new collection of 1960s Dark Shadows comic books is released later this month. Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series – Volume Four reprints over 200 pages of classic strips in hardcover with digitally-restored artwork and other content. To order the book at a discount price, click here.

1 comment:

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Thanks to the Creator/Founder genuise of DARK SHADOWS legendary Writter/Creator Dan Curtis and the many genius amazing Writers Art Hall, Gordon Russell, Sam Hall,Violent Welles, Malcolm Marmorstein (whom brought Barnabas on the scene..'how, awesome!! And chilly.) Ron Sproat, etc.,. so many talented Writers. All those Classic supernatural storylines are rubies, pearls and gems!! THANKS. Really love the gallery pix of the DS's stars-legends at the Tarrytown Event: their spectacular! And hope it works out for next year DARK SHADOWS Cruise 2013..'lets sail away into the mist w/the legends of DS's. Chilly! And DS's Iconic Illustrator Ken his drawings on the Dark Shadows Cast and haunting scenes are breathtaking. Glad to hear that Comic Con welcome him with open arms. Brilliant!