The Escapist Comics Podcast


Eric Haven At Escapist

Eric Haven will be signing COMPULSIVE COMICS at The Escapist Comic Bookstore Saturday, March 10th 3pm to 5pm.

Compulsive Comics collects the very best of Eric Haven’s singular brand of inverted-comic book-consciousness and genre-bending short stories. Haven’s comics, at first glance, look like standard genre fiction, but upon closer reflection become as disorienting as a house of mirrors, as layers are peeled back and worlds behind worlds are revealed. Haven undermines the expectations of familiar comic book genres, whether science fiction, western, fantasy, or even autobiography. It features the story I KILLED DAN CLOWES where he runs over a couple of local cartoonists while driving around Oakland.

Eric Haven was born in Syracuse, NY in 1967. After graduating with a BFA from Syracuse University in 1989, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he’s had comics published in the SF Bay Guardian, The LA Weekly, The Believer, Kramers Ergot, and Mad magazine. From 2004–2015, in addition to creating comics, Eric worked on the TV program MythBusters. As a producer on the show, he was nominated three times for an Emmy Award. In the majority of the episodes, his hand can be seen creating blueprint drawings that introduce each story.