DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE? – AL CHATS WITH ERIC POWELL AND HAROLD SCHECHTER – COMIC CRUSADERS PODCAST #62

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From the legendary minds behind comics like The Goon — and the author of true crime classics including Deviant and The Serial Killer Files— comes a powerful collaboration on an ambitious new graphic novel uncovering the most deranged murderers in American history.

Eric Powell is an American comic book writer/artist, best known as the creator of The Goon. While Harold Schechter is an American true crime writer who specializes in serial killers. He is a Professor Emeritus at Queens College, City University of New York where he taught classes in American literature and myth criticism for forty-two years.

Get in on the action as I get the juicy details about these two geniuses latest work: DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE?

In this episode:

[00:01 - 04:32] Meet the Minds Behind The Goon and The Serial Killer Files

  • I welcome Eric Powell and Harold Schechter
    • Bio
  • How the collaboration came to be
    • From Eric and Harold’s perspective

[04:30 - 20:51] DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE?

  • The inspiration behind the illustrations and writing
    • The research into the story
    • A look at the work
    • Sympathetic but still flawed
  • The parallels to Alfred Hitchcock
  • The surprise success of the Kickstarter campaign
    • A look at the trailer
  • The date of the release
    • Available as of August 11th
  • The collaboration process
    • Future ideas
    • Navigating Covid
    • Inside look from beginning to end
  • A look at Harold’s background
  • Eric and Harold’s other works
    • Things to look forward to from Albatross

[20:52 - 25:31] Other Works and Inspiration

  • Where you can check out Harold’s book
    • Maniac
  • Where the fascination on crime came from
    • A mind shaped by horror
  • A look at the influence on Eric’s art style
    • Inspired by Bernie Whrightson and Jack Davis

[25:32 - 29:23] Closing Segment

  • How to connect with the Eric and Harold
    • Links below
  • Final words

Resources Mentioned:

Follow Eric Powell on Twitter. Go visit https://shop.albatrossfunnybooks.com/ for more creative works fit for kids!

You can find Harold Schechter’s projects on https://haroldschechter.com/.

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