John Tibbetts - From Africa to Mars! 100 Years of Tarzan and John Carter

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, John Tibbetts, an associate professor at the University of Kansas, looks at the career of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the popularity of his most  iconic characters.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

On the 100th anniversary of the creation of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, John Tibbetts looks at the career of fantasy writer Edgar Rice Burroughs and the enduring popularity of his most iconic characters.

Burroughs’ story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912 and introduced the swashbuckling John Carter of Mars. That same year Burroughs also created Tarzan.

A critic, broadcaster, and author of many books about film and classical music, Tibbetts is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas.