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APE ’13 | Rick Geary to debut ‘Madison Square Tragedy’

MADISON SQ TRAGEDY.previewRick Geary, creator of the various “Murder Treasury” books published by NBM Publishing, will be on hand this weekend at the Alternative Press Expo to debut his new book Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White.

Here’s a description:

Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.

Geary has proved to be an adept and engrossing storyteller as he recounts the stories around these murders, so if you’re attending the show, be sure to stop by the NBM table (#203) and check this one out. Alternative Press Expo runs Saturday and Sunday at the Concourse in San Francisco.

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Looking forward to seeing this continuation of Geary’s “Murder Treasury” series. Something about his illustrative style and the ‘old timey’ settings make them a perfect fit…

(Thanks, Robot6 for covering APE’s Alt/Indy press releases while the majority comics media are devoted to p.r. coverage of the Big Two/Next Three-dominated NYCC. Nice to read about THESE non-Mainstream Comics news coming out of SF’s Concourse while damp DC and MARVEL fanboys are stalking the Javits halls.)

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