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Weird Trips No. 2 - Ed Gein cover (1978)


Weird Trips No. 2 - Ed Gein cover (1978)
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    WEIRD TRIPS No. 2 (1978) first printing

    Ed Gein, America's first and most notorious cannibal murderer, is the subject of a startling cover story by Dave Schreiner and an incredibly ghoulish (or is that goulash?) cover by William Stout. Publisher Kitchen Sink Press's office was a short distance from Plainfield WI where Gein dug up corpses, made lampshades out of skin and dressed his last victim like a deer. Many times out-of-state visitors to KSP would ask for directions to Plainfield, to see firsthand the quiet midwest town whose horror transfixed the nation in 1957, inspired films from Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    Inevitably fellow Wisconsinites put together this overview. Schreiner's account is heavily researched and augmented by professional photographs of Gein and the crime scene taken prior to the burning of his homestead by repulsed neighbors, as well as a photo of Ed's car touring sideshows, and Gein at a parole hearing in 1968 (he was declared sane but the judge kept Ed incarcerated to protect himself, not society).

    New Gein illustrations, including Ed wearing a suit of skin by Peter Poplaski. Weird Trips was not a comic book, though it superficially looked like one. Editor/publisher Denis Kitchen intended it to be a regular magazine of strange events but it never got past this second issue.

    Besides the Ed Gein cover story issue #2 contains a lengthy illustrated interview with Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, authors of Illuminatus, "the foremost work of anatchist fiction to date," touching on Sirius, the number 23, synchronicity, Aleister Crowley, cryonics, Timothy Leary and many more unusual topics. Plus a new centerfold graphic by Joel Beck (animals switching places with humans) and a true grisly story by Greg Dempsey about a flood that uprooted a cemetery in Tujunga, CA in 1978, illustrated by cover artist Bill Stout.

    This is a first (only) printing in NM/Mint condition from the publisher's personal archives.


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    Weird Trips No. 2 - Ed Gein cover (1978)

    WEIRD TRIPS No. 2 (1978) first printing

    Ed Gein, America's first and most notorious cannibal murderer, is the subject of a startling cover story by Dave Schreiner and an incredibly ghoulish (or is that goulash?) cover by William Stout. Publisher Kitchen Sink Press's office was a short distance from Plainfield WI where Gein dug up corpses, made lampshades out of skin and dressed his last victim like a deer. Many times out-of-state visitors to KSP would ask for directions to Plainfield, to see firsthand the quiet midwest town whose horror transfixed the nation in 1957, inspired films from Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    Inevitably fellow Wisconsinites put together this overview. Schreiner's account is heavily researched and augmented by professional photographs of Gein and the crime scene taken prior to the burning of his homestead by repulsed neighbors, as well as a photo of Ed's car touring sideshows, and Gein at a parole hearing in 1968 (he was declared sane but the judge kept Ed incarcerated to protect himself, not society).

    New Gein illustrations, including Ed wearing a suit of skin by Peter Poplaski. Weird Trips was not a comic book, though it superficially looked like one. Editor/publisher Denis Kitchen intended it to be a regular magazine of strange events but it never got past this second issue.

    Besides the Ed Gein cover story issue #2 contains a lengthy illustrated interview with Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, authors of Illuminatus, "the foremost work of anatchist fiction to date," touching on Sirius, the number 23, synchronicity, Aleister Crowley, cryonics, Timothy Leary and many more unusual topics. Plus a new centerfold graphic by Joel Beck (animals switching places with humans) and a true grisly story by Greg Dempsey about a flood that uprooted a cemetery in Tujunga, CA in 1978, illustrated by cover artist Bill Stout.

    This is a first (only) printing in NM/Mint condition from the publisher's personal archives.

    $30.00