Eric Powell (comics)

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Eric Powell
Eric Powell at Wondercon 2006.jpg
Eric Powell at Wondercon 2006
Born March 8, 1975
Nationality American
Area(s) writer and artist
Notable works
The Goon, Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters

Eric Powell (March 8, 1975) is an American comic book writer/artist,best known as the creator of The Goon.


Powell has written and provided artwork for Dark Horse,[1] DC Comics[2] and Marvel Comics,[3] but is most regarded for his original series The Goon, which debuted from the small publisher Avatar Press. Powell quickly switched to self-publishing under the moniker Albatross Exploding Funny Books, before being picked up by Dark Horse after only a handful of issues. The Goon's quality was recognized with an Eisner Award in 2004 for Best Single Issue (Dark Horse The Goon #1) as well as an International Horror Guild award. The following year Powell won Eisner's Best Humor Publication and Best Continuing Series awards.

He is a featured interviewee in the movie Independents.

Powell will co-write the first two volumes of IDW's Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters with Tracy Marsh.


The Goon Volume 3: Heaps of Ruination (February 2005)

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  • 2004:
  • 2005:
    • Won "Best Humor Publication" Eisner Award, for The Goon
    • Won "Best Continuing Series" Eisner Award, for The Goon
  • 2008:
    • Won "Best Writer/Artist-Humor" Eisner Award, for The Goon
    • Won "Best Painter or Multimedia Artist-Interior" Eisner Award, for The Goon: Chinatown


  1. ^ Eric Powell at Dark Horse Comics
  2. ^ Eric Powell at DC Comics
  3. ^ [Eric Powell: Comics "Eric Powell"]. Marvel Comics. Retrieved June 26, 2014.

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