Public Speaking

Scott Tracy Griffin is available to speak on a variety of topics concerning American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, his immortal characters of literature, and their role in pop-culture history across media, including pulp magazines, novels, newspaper comic strips, comic books, film, radio, and television.

Tracy regularly moderates and participates in panels and presentations at genre events, such as Comic Con International in San Diego (annually since 2012); WonderCon (Anaheim/Los Angeles, CA); Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con/Comikaze Expo (Los Angeles); Westercon (San Diego, CA); the Gaslight Gathering (San Diego); ValleyCon (Fargo, ND); and at the Edgar Rice Burroughs fan conventions held yearly at locations across the country.

Community organizations that have hosted Tracy’s talks include the Oak Park Library (Oak Park, IL); the Santa Monica History Museum (Santa Monica, CA); the Santa Monica YMCA Y’s Mens & Womens Club; the Santa Monica Pier; and the Tarzana Book Forum in Tarzana, California, the San Fernando Valley town founded by author Burroughs and named for his famous character.

Academic settings for his presentations include the Tarzan Centennial Celebration at the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and the Tarzan Centennial Conference at Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Film screenings and discussion locations include Larry Edmunds Bookstore in Hollywood, CA, and a screening of the original 1918 silent film Tarzan of the Apes at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood.

To contact Tracy to schedule a presentation or media interview, reply via the “Comments” link below.

2017 Appearances

All dates tentative—please check back to confirm times and details.

Sunday, March 19 – Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show, Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, CA, 10 – 11 a.m.

Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2 – WonderCon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Saturday, June 10 – Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, Pop-Up Museum (Johnny Weissmuller exhibit), Santa Monica, CA, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21 – Comic Con International, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA 11-12 a.m.

Thursday, August 31 – The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 8-10 p.m.

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29 – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Links

Order Tarzan on Film from Amazon.com (U.S.)

Order Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration from Amazon.com (U.S.)

Scott Tracy Griffin on IMDB

Scott Tracy Griffin on Facebook

Tarzan on Film on Facebook

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration on Facebook

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast Fear and Fantasy interview of Scott Tracy Griffin (starts at 7:00)

Journeys in Classic Film‘s Ticklish Business podcast interview of Scott Tracy Griffin (starts at 24:00)

Scott Tracy Griffin interviewed by Bob Andelman for Mr. Media

Tarzan Is 100 presentation at Larry Edmunds Bookstore by Scott Tracy Griffin

Highlights from Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Santa Monica Connection at the Santa Monica History Museum

La’s Plight Tarzan Sunday comics story authored by Scott Tracy Griffin, art by Gray Morrow

Tarzan on Film Interviews and Reviews on ERBzine

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration Interviews and Reviews Part I on ERBzine

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration Interviews and Reviews Part II on ERBzine

Order Alter Ego #129 Tarzan comics issue from Two Morrows Publishing

 

Reviews

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration

“The highest compliment a reader can pay to Griffin’s enormous work here is that it would be every bit as entertaining if it were an unillustrated work of black-and-white prose.” – Open Letters Monthly

“The book offers an in-depth history of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation courtesy of Scott Tracy Griffin, probably one of the best Burroughs scholars out there. Griffin gets in-depth but stays breezy enough for casual fans to enjoy his text.” – Uproxx

“I really can’t say enough good things about Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration. With so much information, so many great photos and pieces of artwork, backed up by Griffin’s obvious authority and appreciation for the character, this is the definitive book on the legend of the ape man.” – Top Hat Sasquatch

“Published by Titan Books, it is an eye-dazzling, mind-blowing collection of cover art and descriptive essays all about the world’s most famous fictional character. Author Scott Tracy Griffin, a Tarzan expert who is said to live within vine-swinging distance of Tarzana, Calif., has done a magnificent job of putting all this together.” – Amazing
Stories

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration is a must buy if you ever loved Tarzan. The book is a perfect way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the jungle man’s first appearance.” – Wired.com

“Griffin not only writes great content for anyone who has ever been a fan and is curious about the history, but he also builds a timeless collection and presents the material in chronological order . . . the quality of this book as a collector’s item is unmatched. It’s a brilliant hard cover.” – ComicHype

“A remarkable piece of work which succeeds in being both a lavish treasury of Tarzan images and a comprehensive guide to the character on his 100th birthday. Worth standing on the top of a waterfall and doing a jungle cry about!” – The Herts Advertiser

“Griffin clearly did his research, but instead of just listing off a litany of information about the book, he provides a deeper understanding of this deeply American literary establishment.” – Geek Mundo

“Regular AICN readers know that Titan usually knocks books of this ilk out of the park. Even taking into account Titan’s lofty pedigree, TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION emerges as magnificently presented, stunningly laid out, and beautifully guided by author Griffin & Co. This may be the company’s best work yet” – aintitcool

“Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”

With the full cooperation of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Titan Books is publishing the only official commemorative visual history of Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ extraordinary legacy, Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration commemorates 100 years of Tarzan tales, television, movies and memorabilia.

Tarzan remains one of the most recognizable pop-culture icons in the world with over 40 million Edgar Rice Burroughs novels sold worldwide, in 37 languages, including Braille and Esperanto.

In Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration internationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin explores the 24 original novels and the many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print. Each receives a detailed commentary, illustrated with some of the most evocative and beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen in print before.

Featuring an introduction from the great screen Tarzan, Ron Ely, and extensive commentary on all aspects of the Tarzan franchise, this visual treasure trove of classic comic strip, cover art, movie stills, and rare ephemera is a true celebration of the Lord of the Jungle’s 100th birthday.

Senior Commissioning Editor, Laura Price, acquired the rights from Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. She said, “It’s an incredible collection of beautiful artwork from dozens of acclaimed artists. Tracy Griffin’s insight into Burroughs’ work, life, and most-famous creation makes fascinating reading and is full of insight and humour. We’re delighted to be celebrating the centenary of such an immensely beloved cultural icon as Tarzan.”

Scott Tracy Griffin is considered one of the foremost Edgar Rice Burroughs experts in the world, with 30 years of articles appearing in magazines, journals, academia and fanzines, Griffin lives within swinging distance of Tarzana, California.

Ron Ely is best known for portraying Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan and for his lead role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.

* Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration * 9781781161692 * 05/10/2012 *
* £29.99, US$39.95 * Hardback * 324mm x 253mm *
* Colour Illustrations throughout * 320pp *