Eric Powell and true crime author Harold Schechter examine one of America’s earliest serial killers in the new original graphic novel Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?
Powell will illustrate and and co-write the 200-page graphic novel with Schechter (which is currently available to back through Albatross Funnybooks’ Kickstarter).
Powell stressed that the heavily researched story “…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. Because, in this case, the truth needs no embellishment to be horrifying.”
Powell added that the graphic novel will also examine “…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.”
Schechter reiterated the fact that while Gein’s story has been fictionalized in the past “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 Kickstarter campaign features a number of different versions of the graphic novel including an exclusive paperback edition of the book with a cover by William Stout, a hardcover edition with a Kickstarter exclusive dust jacket by Powell, as well as signed copies and limited edition prints.
Albatross Funnybooks mass market edition will be available in comic shops on July 21, 2021 and in bookstores on August 3rd, 2021.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for more information about this exciting new graphic novel soon and check out a special preview of the very first page below.