I lately binge-read Eric Powell’s fantastic comedian guide collection, The Goon, and immediately grew to become a fan. So, I used to be thrilled when his publicist reached out to supply Boing Boing an unique peek at Eric and Harold Schechter’s next project, a graphic novel about Ed Gein. Gein was the infamous Fifties serial killer and physique snatcher who served because the inspiration for Norman Bates in Psycho, Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath, and Buffalo Invoice in Silence of the Lambs.
Powell’s imprint, Albatross Exploding Funnybooks, is launching a Kickstarter at the moment to fund the mission.
Eric Powell—the legendary creator of comics like The Goon and Hillbilly—and Harold Schechter—the creator of true crime classics together with Deviant and The Serial Killer Information—are collaborating on an formidable new graphic novel about one of the crucial notoriously deranged murderers in American historical past, Ed Gein.
Powell and Schechter are co-writing DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE?, an all new, 200-page, authentic graphic novel illustrated by Powell that delves into the twisted historical past of the Gein household and the infamous violence that impressed Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath, and The Silence of the Lambs. Painstakingly researched and illustrated, Schechter and Powell’s true-crime graphic novel presents Gein’s notorious story like by no means earlier than.
“This guide takes Gein’s grotesque crimes out of the realms of exploitation and delivers a strong, fact-based dramatization of the tragic, psychotic, and heartbreaking occasions,” mentioned Powell. “As a result of, on this case, the reality wants no embellishment to be horrifying.”
“Clearly Ed Gein’s story has been fictionalized many occasions within the films,” mentioned Schechter. “In no visible medium, nonetheless, have the weird internal workings of his thoughts been explored and portrayed. The graphic novel is the proper medium to conduct such an exploration. DID YOU HEAR WHAT EDDIE GEIN DONE? is not going to solely convey the factual particulars of Gein’s crimes to vivid, compelling life however draw the reader into the phantasmagoric realm of his uniquely deranged psyche.”
“The case of Ed Gein is horrible, tragic and interesting.” mentioned Powell. “This story is not only about Gein and his crimes, but in addition how a society tried to take care of the stunning info of those crimes and the concept the quiet neighbor subsequent door could possibly be an actual life bogeyman. The after impact it had on our tradition, particularly pop-culture, can’t be overstated.”
You’ll be able to take a look at the just-launched Kickstarter here.
Pictures: Used with permission from the artist.