The Goon’s whiskey-fueled adventures have thrilled fans, critics, and creators for almost two decades. That's definitely something to celebrate! And publisher, Albatross Funnybooks, will be celebrating throughout 2019.
In the above interview, Goon creator Eric Powell tells us about the past, present, and future of his cult-hit character. He even updates us on that David Fincher movie, as well.
"The 20th Anniversary of the Goon kicked off in March and I've been on a book tour since then," said Powell. "We've re-launched the book at my company Albatross Funnybooks and everybody's been really enthusiastic at all the stops we've been making. All the fans have been crazy supportive, it's been great."
About Albatross Funnybooks:
Launched in 2002, Albatross Exploding Funnybooks has always been a labor of love for award-winning, Nashville-based cartoonist Eric Powell. The label began as a means to publish Powell’s creator-owned series THE GOON, which mainstream publishers had deemed “too different.” Although THE GOON later found a home and wider audience with Dark Horse Comics, Powell continued to publish, celebrate, and cultivate creator-owned titles through Albatross Exploding Funnybooks, including his all-ages comic CHIMICHANGA and Rebecca Sugar’s PUG DAVIS. In 2016, Powell rededicated himself in earnest to his publishing company, launching his new fantasy series HILLBILLY and other works such as the all-ages horror anthology SPOOK HOUSE, Fabian Rangel Jr. and Logan Faerber’s weird war tale ’NAMWOLF and Brendon Small’s GALAKTKON.
Here are all of the Albatross Funnybooks titles available in the July PREVIEWS:
After strange adventures abroad, Goon & Franky return to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in their absence from Lonely Street. For two decades, the Goon's adventures have thrilled fans, critics, and creators with their bold creativity, classic style, and irreverent humor. This volume contains Eric Powell's highly anticipated return to his flagship series for its 20th anniversary. With never before seen bonus sketch material.
Pug Davis is a curmudgeonly, gruff and tough space hero... he also happens to have the head of a pug. Reluctantly teamed with his sensitive and thoughtful partner, Blouse, this odd couple fights aliens in space so we don't have to fight them here. In this early comic work by Rebecca Sugar, creator of the Emmy nominated Steven Universe, she shows her development as an artist and storyteller in an entertaining, thoughtful read with a lot of heart. All of the elements that Rebecca has come to be known for. Presented for the first time in full color with never before seen sketch material.
(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Mike Norton, Marissa Louise
Arachne's Fang is one of the most powerful magical objects in the universe, and Eddie and Tala both want it for themselves! Who will win? Who will die? Will Eddie ever become human again? (Not if Tala has anything to say about it!) Hold on to your hats, Grumble fans! It's Eddie vs. Tala in the most emotionally-charged and actionpacked issue yet!