He often said, "No prison can hold me; no hand or leg irons or steel locks can shackle me. No ropes or chains can keep me from my freedom.
October 1, In truth he may not have been, but in comics fiction he is in the upcoming graphic novel After Houdini from writer Jeremy Holt along with artists John Lucas and Adrian Crossa. Ahead of that, Holt spoke with Newsarama about this new series — which has already been greenlit for a sequel.
Jeremy, what brought you the idea of doing a story about Harry Houdini? The idea actually came about from a collaboration with artist Kevin Zeigler, who was the original artist on the project. Where does the real-life history end and the fiction you created begin?
The real life history ends at the very beginning of this story. Harry and Bess never produced any offspring, and there is no concrete evidence that Harry served as a covert operative for American Intelligence during World War 1.
What kinds of things does he do for the American government? Not to give too much away here, but Harry is a founding member of the Society of American Magicians S. Their mission is to protect themselves as well as their allies abroad from a threat emanating from Russia.
And just who has kidnapped him? Why is Josef, his son, the person to save Harry? Well, unbeknownst to Josef, he is linked to his estranged father by a magical force.
Which came first, the story or the partnership with Insight Comics? The story came first, over five years before Insight Comics saw enough potential in it to publish it.
Suffice it to say, I was asked by the publisher to explain all of this in an afterword for the book. I recommend that people buy a copy if they want to know how it all transpired.
What I will say here is that it took years of perseverance to see this project to completion, and it was worth it. Big picture, what are your goals with this graphic novel?
My only goal was to see this story get published. From hatching the original concept back in to right now, there were several false starts that had me convinced that this book was never going to see the light of day.
Beyond that, I hope that this will appeal to magic and Houdini fans, as well as anyone else who is a fan of historical-fiction, action-adventures, and a splash of espionage.Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions (For Kids series) [Laurie Carlson] on initiativeblog.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy—Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world’s most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini. Houdini is a two-part, four-hour History channel event miniseries written by Nicholas Meyer and directed by Uli initiativeblog.com premiered on September 1, The series stars Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini and features the life of the legendary illusionist and escape artist from poverty to worldwide fame.
Harry Houdini was born as Erik Weisz on March 24, in Budapest, Hungary, as one of the six kids, to Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weisz and his second wife, Cecilia Steiner Weisz. His family immigrated to the United States in and started living in Appleton, Wisconsin, where they changed their surname to German ‘Weiss’, while his name was modified to ‘Ehrich’.Place Of Birth: Budapest.
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The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini does offer a creative and, for the most part, well-argued look at a figure in need of a fresh interpretation. In the tradition of Houdini himself, Brandon should be commended for not being afraid to take a chance and for executing her maneuvers with style.
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, – October 31, ) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape initiativeblog.com first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to .