Get a first look at "The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell" from BOOM! Studios

Get a first look at "The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell" from BOOM! Studios

With a title like The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the book would be pithy and with a self-effacing sense of humor.

And based on this preview, that’s exactly how this book will read.

Rather than being a straightforward retrospective of The Goon-creator Eric Powell’s career, this book will take a more light-hearted, humorous approach to… well, a retrospective of Powell’s career. Frankly, I’d expect nothing less from the guy who created The Goon.

Check out the details and the preview below.

Per BOOM!:

Your First Look at THE ART (AND MANY OTHER MISTAKES) OF ERIC POWELL From BOOM! Studios

Discover a Brand New Art Book From the Creator of Beloved Cult Sensation The Goon in December 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 21, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE ART (AND MANY OTHER MISTAKES) OF ERIC POWELL, a brand new art book with scandalous tales, family gossip, illegally obtained medical records, behind-the-scenes character designs, sketches, and illustrations from the twisted mind of multi-award winning writer and artist Eric Powell, available in stores December 2019. Celebrate an obscene number of years of low art and high art, failure and success, and the many other mistakes from the creator of the acclaimed series, The Goon!

Never before has anyone dared to dive deep into the weird and byzantine mind of Eric Powell—and for good reason, because once you’ve entered the twisted pathways of this collection that’s half graphic memoir, half art book, you’ll find yourself traveling back to the never-before-seen origins of Eric Powell’s early beginnings as an artist then hurtling straight into the chaotic years of rough and tumble cartooning that led to the creation of the enduring hit creation, The Goon, that continues to thrill and delight fans to this very day!

THE ART (AND MANY OTHER MISTAKES) OF ERIC POWELL sheds light on the deliberate and painstaking process of becoming a world renowned comic book creator as recalled by the artist and a few of his delinquent friends. This extensive art book spotlights never-before-seen childhood drawings, early superhero test pages, film poster art, and the establishment of Powell’s homegrown publishing house Albatross Funnybooks. 

Eric Powell is an Eisner Award-winning writer and artist best known for his critically acclaimed series The Goon, which launched in 1999, and quickly became an indie hit with a 
die-hard cult following. In 2002, Powell launched his own publishing house, Albatross Exploding Funnybooks, which has been home to several creator-owned titles, including his own series Chimichanga and Hillbilly, as well as Rebecca Sugar’s Pug Davis, Grumble by Mike Norton & Rafer Roberts, and Brendon Small's Galaktikon. In 2019, Powell relaunched The Goon at Albatross in coordination with the book’s 20th anniversary.

The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell will hit comic shops on December 18 and other retailers on December 24.

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