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A Mad Interview

The Comics Journal has an excellent audio archive up for Halloween, an interview from ’83 with William Gaines, the late publisher of Tales From the Crypt and Mad Magazine.

Dirk Deppey writes in:

    Along with editor Al Feldstein, Gaines was the publisher responsible for perhaps the first genuine Renaissance in the comic book field, and later served as an inspiration for much of the underground comix movement. In these extended excerpts, the ever-genial Mr. Gaines discusses horror comics, his testimony before the 1950s Senate Subcommittee hearings on “Comics and Juvenile Delinquency,” the creation of the much-reviled Comics Code Authority, Harvey Kurtzman, Mad Magazine, and much more.

    Almost an hour-and-a-half of audio excerpts, free for downloading in user-friendly MP3 format, available until November 15th at this address.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014.Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted.Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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