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Eric Powell and Harold Schechter have teamed up for Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? a new graphic novel exploring one of the most notoriously deranged murderers in American History, Ed Gein, published by Albatross Funnybooks. The team has hit Kickstarter to fund the release of the 200-page book illustrated by Powell digging into the twisted history of the Gein family and the violence that went on to inspire Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.

“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,” said Powell. “Because, in this case, the truth needs no embellishment to be horrifying.”  

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The Kickstarter campaign is intended to fund an exclusive paperback edition of the book with a cover by William Stout and a hardcover with an exclusive dust jacket by Powell. There are also limited edition prints and more available. A standard version of the graphic novel will hit comic shops on July 21st, 2021 and bookstores on August 3rd, 2021. The mass market edition will not be available through the Kickstarter campaign.

“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.”

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“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 Kickstarter campaign runs through May 27th, 2021 and has already surpassed its funding goal.

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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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