BOOM! Studios Friday announced 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 the creator of the acclaimed series, The Goon, available in stores October 2019. Celebrate an obscene number of years of low art and high art, failure, and success, and the many other mistakes of multi-award winning writer and artist Eric Powell!
In Nashville, Tennessee lives a man, a recluse, a curmudgeonly high falutin’ cartoonist-type who, as a young child, had a penchant for drawing and making up tall tales. It was at the tender age of 18, he turned his back on a promising career in adult film cinematography and followed his heart into the comic book industry. Out of desperation, Eric kept drawing, painting and then creating his own characters and worlds culminating with the beloved series, The Goon, currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
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 (Exploding) Funnybooks.
“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!” said creator Eric Powell. “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..”
“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,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “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).”
Print copies of THE ART (AND MANY OTHER MISTAKES) OF ERIC POWELL will be available for sale October 23, 2019, at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.comto find the nearest one), October 29, 2019, at bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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