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Episode 59: Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter and Eric Powell

Comics Deserve Better

Hi All! We have reached our penultimate episode of the current season of the CDB Pod. Unfortunately, Darci was unable to join us for this recording, but Carrie and Brian pressed on and talked about Carrie's choice: Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter and Eric Powell (Albatross Funnybooks). Carrie and Brian get into the nitty gritty of this True-Crime account of one of the most infamous murderers in history. It get's a little gross, here and there, but just like the book, Brian and Carrie try to keep it classy and not too disgusting while talking about this disgusting topic. Other books discussed this episode: Barn Owl by Sas Milledge (ShortBox) and Immortals Fenyx Rising: From Great Beginnings by Ben Khan, Georgeo Brooks, and Wes Dzioba (Dark Horse). Comics Deserve Better is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian, Carrie and Darci which covers the world of Independent Comics. For a list of episodes, socials and emails, and to request a topic for a future episode please visit comicsdeservebetter.wordpress.com. (Episode Art by Eric Powell)


16 Dec 2021

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CLEWS Interviews Harold Schechter on Ed Gein, Belle Gunness, Graphic Novels, and True Crime Today

CLEWS The World's Worst Femmes Fatales - Season One

Our inaugural interview is with Harold Schechter, whose first true crime book came out in 1990. Back in the day, true crime was mass market paperback and hard to find. You had to sneak to the back of the bookstore, and a special order got you a long look. Today, true crime tops the charts in every format, every channel. We can’t get enough. How did that happen? Harold Schechter knows. He’s now written dozens of books and just retired after 40 years as a professor of American literature in New York City. His specialty is serial killers, and he’s written on the most challenging murder stories in the history of the United States.  


2 Nov 2021

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Comic Crusaders Podcast

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: Albatross Funnybooks Maniac 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/. Check out the video version of this episode. Thanks for listening / watching! Make sure to Like/Share/Subscribe if you haven’t yet. https://www.youtube.com/c/comiccrusadersworld Download the Comic Crusaders Android App Today (iOS Coming soon) Host: Al Mega: @TheRealAlMega / @ComicCrusaders Main Site: https://www.comiccrusaders.com/​​​​ Sister Sites: http://www.undercovercapes.com​​​​ http://www.geekerymagazine.com​​​​ http://www.splinteredpress.com


7 Sep 2021

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GVN Talking Comics Interview with Harold Schechter & Eric Powell


Today on GVN’s Talking Comics interview, we get an opportunity to talk to the creative team behind Albatross Funnybooks upcoming title ‘Did You Hear what Eddie Gein Done?’ Crime Writer Harold Schechter and Artist Eric Powell. We talk about how the book came about, how they tried to present the story with a fresh perspective, how Gein’s saga  influenced pop culture and more. Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GeekVibesNationWebsite - https://geekvibesnation.comInstagram - https://instagram.com/geekvibesnation Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/geek-vibes-nation/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


29 Jul 2021

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#206. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 3: Exploding Schoolhouse Poison Blues (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter

Murder Was The Case

Part 3 of 3. After a fascinating foray into the Bath School Disaster, Lee and Harold return to the topic of female serial murder and sexual sadist 'Jolly' Jane Toppan.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


13 May 2021

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#205. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 2: Hell's Belle (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter

Murder Was The Case

Part 2 of 3. Harold digs up the skeleton of the Belle Gunness case, unveils the mystery surrounding it, and broaches the topic of female serial killing. Cameos by Bela Kiss and Son of Sam.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


13 May 2021

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#204. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 1: Yellow Press Bogeymen (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter

Murder Was The Case

Part 1 of 3. Award-winning true crime author Harold Schechter joins Lee in the dive bar to look at how myths, murders, monsters and media intersect in the cases of HH Holmes, Ed Gein, Jack the Ripper, and more.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


13 May 2021

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Harold Schechter

The Historians

Harold Schechter author of “Maniac: the Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer.”

16 Apr 2021

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Harold Schechter Interview Episode 23


Matt Crawford speaks with author Harold Schechter about his book Maniac. This is the unbelievable and horrible true story of the nations deadliest school massacre in 1927 Bath Michigan. What prompted Andrew Kehoe to rig the school to explode on the last and busiest day of school? Why did he then load his truck with explosives and blow himself and others up in a suicide attack. Read and see for yourself.

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2 Apr 2021

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Maniac - The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer - Dr. Harold Schechter

My Alien Life

Harold Schechter is an American true crime writer who specializes in serial killers. He attended the State University of New York in Buffalo where his PhD director was Leslie Fiedler. He is professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College of the City University of New York. Schechter is married to poet Kimiko Hahn. He has two daughters from a previous marriage: the writer Lauren Oliver and professor of philosophy Elizabeth Schechter. Dr. Harold Schechter's Website:  https://haroldschechter.com/ PLEASE - FOLLOW, LIKE, FAVORITE, SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to podcasts. If this is important to you, you are important to me and it is so easy to ! This is your show! The website www.myalienlifepodcast.com The other website www.insidethegueststudio.com Find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100034090429371 My Alien Life Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/694842757635535 Inside The Guest Studio Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/169917644449645/?multi_permalinks=309315773843164 Follow me on Instagram Thank you so much to an incredible producer, writer and musician… Thank you Eleon, for putting together the amazing music heard on this podcast.  I am forever grateful to you.  Your talent is a gift to me, my listeners and the universe. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCoXlEprZfLhtpqPZha5v_Lw/videos https://www.heartdancerecords.com/michaellrogers


19 Mar 2021