Derek and I had the great pleasure of interviewing comics writer and artist Rick Geary the other day for The Comics Alternative. You can hear that podcast here as well as Geary’s first interview with the Two Guys back in 2013.
If you’re not familiar with Geary’s work, he’s known mainly for his true crime graphic novels which basically fall into two series: A Treasury of Victorian Murder (including books on Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper and others) and A Treasury of XXth Century Murder (including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Axe-Man of New Orleans and more). (Although it looks like it hasn’t been updated in awhile, you can find much of Geary’s work here.) These are generally short books, but packed with detail and atmosphere. Once you’ve started, you just can’t put ‘em down.
Rick’s new book, Louise Brooks: Detective, is something of a departure for him: a fictional story about a real person from history, silent film star Louise Brooks as she investigates a murder in her hometown in Kansas. Derek and I both agree this is one of our favorite books of the first half of 2015. We think you’ll enjoy it as well.