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Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? is an in-depth exploration of the Gein family and what led to the creation of the necrophile who haunted the dreams of 1950s America and inspired such films as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. Painstakingly researched and illustrated, Schechter and Powell's true crime graphic novel takes the Gein story out of the realms of exploitation and gives the reader a fact-based dramatization of these tragic, psychotic and heartbreaking events. Because, in this case, the truth needs no embellishment to be horrifying.

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"Did you hear what Eddie Gein done?"

By Harold Schechter and Eric Powell 

  • Original Graphic Novel
  • Publisher : Albatross Funnybooks 
  • Release : 8/24/2021
  • Softcover : 224 pages
  • Dimensions : 6.3″ x 9.3″
  • Reading Age : 16+ years (mature)
  • MSRP : $29.99

I'm not a huge fan of True Crime and horror, but I'm a fan of this.

I became aware of this spectacular piece of work after Chris Piers with ComicTropes gave it such high praise as the #2 on his top ten list of 2021. I am hardly a fan of the horror genre, but I found this book as a gripping, intense, guilty pleasure. This book stood out among a competitive field but earned our 2022 CAP-Stone Award for Best Non-Fiction Comic Work. I was in awe of the raw dark graphic storytelling by Schechter and Powell. Put it on your top shelf (away from children). 

Probably due to the timing of the release and the small publisher (Albatross Funnybooks), this book was oddly overlooked by both the Eisner and Harvey Awards Committee. However, the Ringo Award nominations are open to both fans and comic professionals. “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?” was nominated for four Ringo Awards in 2022, including: Best Cartoonist (Eric Powell), Best Original Graphic Novel, Best Non-Fiction Work, and Best Presentation & Design. It went on to be the first book to ever sweep the content categories by taking home Best Original Graphic Novel, Best Non-Fiction Work, and Best Presentation & Design

2022 CAP-Stone Award Winner for Best Non-Fiction Comic Work

The Comics Appreciation Project (CAP) is an official 501c3 registered non-profit corporation created to foster an appreciation for the breadth, quality, and legitimacy of comic books and graphic-storytelling to both the public at large and specifically to the next generation of would-be consumers and creators. The CAP-Stone Awards honor the projects that best reflect the breadth and quality of graphic story-telling while also significantly expanding the medium’s legitimacy.

CAP-Stone Award Best Non-Fiction Comic Work

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