2019 is proving to be a great year for creator Eric Powell. He’s relaunched The Goon at his own publishing company Albatross Funnybooks and going on a signing tour to celebrate. Now, Boom! Studios has announced a new art book collecting tons of his work over the years. Due out in October, The Art (and Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell includes everything from behind-the-scenes character designs and sketches to never-before-seen childhood drawings and early super hero test pages.
Creator Eric Powell says:
Ten years ago I thought to myself, ‘I’m a multiple award-winning artist who has been at this for a while. It’s probably time to put out an art book.’ And since then many notable jag-offs have had art books published. Including Justin Bieber’s The Art of the Bieb: A Retrospective of Paintings I Made With My Butt. Unfortunately I did not get an art book. What I got is what I always get… THE SHAFT! But then my friend and editor Sierra Hahn said, ‘BOOM! Studios will do it.’ And here we are. On the verge of the publication of a biography about a backwoods idiot who taught himself how to draw pictures for money..
Art books are hit-or-miss for me. It has to be about a topic I really love to want to dig into this. I’m a big fan of Powell’s work and this book looks to be full of his signature humor so it’s right up my alley.
Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, Boom! Studios adds:
He said we were friends? Well, okay then. This fancy art book chronicles the artistic legacy of Eric Powell, a curmudgeon and one-of-a-kind storyteller. This book is the culmination of a lifetime of experience in the gutters and trenches of the comic book world and an inspiring how-to for up and coming cartoonists who can learn from his many mistakes . . . This book is also home to some of the best cartooning and painterly work I believe this industry has ever known (and that’s not sarcasm).
The Art (and Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell will be available at your local comic shop on October 23rd, 2019 and at book stores and Amazon on October 29th, 2019.