Thursday, May 08, 2008

Danton Burroughs is running with the Tharks. RIP Danton.

Above is a photo of Danton Burroughs holding a sword his father made for his grand father - Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. The Tharks I mention in the the title are martian warriors.

I’ve spoken to Danton a few times and really liked him. Would have liked to meet him in person but never had the chance. Damn. Hope he’s bouncing around Barsoom now. - Jeff

“Danton Burroughs unexpectedly passed away last Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at his home in Tarzana, California at the age of 64. He was the grandson of Tarzan writer, Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Danton Burroughs was very active in many communities within pop culture, entertainment, and collecting. He protected his grandfathers’ properties and made sure anyone dealing with them gave them the utmost respect. Recently he had been working with Pixar on a film adaptation of his grandfather’s John Carter of Mars. Danton Burroughs was the leader of ERB, Inc. the company Edgar Rice Burroughs started many years ago.” -

Tribute Site from Bill Hillman’s ERBzine-

Aint it Cool News, from Harry -

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I heard about this a couple of days ago and was sorry. I never met him but would love to have had a chance. His father was such a huge influence on me.