Bookmark this one! Eric “The Goon” Powell and true crime author Harold Schechter are collaborating on DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE?, an all new, 200-page graphic novel about Ed Gein, Wisconsin’s infamous mass murderer, whose gruesome deeds inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. The book is currently on Kickstarter and WHOA.
The book is already funded but you’re going to want a copy if you are into true crime comics, because this looks insane.
“This book takes Gein’s gruesome crimes out of the realms of exploitation and delivers a powerful, fact-based dramatization of the tragic, psychotic, and heartbreaking events,” Powell explains. “Because, in this case, the truth needs no embellishment to be horrifying.”
Look for an interview on The Beat tomorrow with Powell with more on this project.
His partner in crime Harold Schechter is an American true-crime writer who specializes in serial killers. He’s a two time Edgar Award nominee and his books include Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, The Serial Killer Files, The Mad Sculptor, and Man-Eater; the Amazon Charts and Washington Post best seller Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men; the Amazon Original Stories collection Bloodlands; and Ripped from the Headlines. The man knows murder!
“Obviously Ed Gein’s story has been fictionalized many times in the movies,” said Schechter. “In no visual medium, however, have the bizarre inner workings of his mind been explored and portrayed. The graphic novel is the perfect medium to conduct such an exploration. DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE? will not only bring the factual details of Gein’s crimes to vivid, compelling life but draw the reader into the phantasmagoric realm of his uniquely deranged psyche.”
“The case of Ed Gein is terrible, tragic and fascinating.” said Powell. “This story is not just about Gein and his crimes, but also how a society tried to deal with the shocking facts of these crimes and the idea that the quiet neighbor next door could be a real life bogeyman. The after effect it had on our culture, especially pop-culture, cannot be overstated.”
The signed special edition on Kickstarter will have a Kickstarter exclusive paperback edition with a cover by William Stout, a hardcover edition with a Kickstarter exclusive dust jacket by Eric Powell, limited edition prints, and more.
Albatross Funnies, Powell’s publishing company, will release the book in comic shops on July 21, 2021 and in bookstores on August 3rd, 2021.
And after you look at these sample pages, you will want a copy!