“There aren’t many characters

like the Goon in comics and there

aren’t many creators as unique and

enjoyable as Eric Powell.” —IGN


“There is no match for this

comic in look or content.”

—Comic Bastards


“Powell’s story is sweet when it needs to be,

warm and touching when it wants to be,

and brutal and gruesome when it has to be.”

—Bloody Disgusting


Eric Powell is a writer and artist from Nashville Tennessee who has contributed work for every major publisher in the comics industry. In 1999 Eric launched his critically acclaimed creator owned series The Goon. The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics and boasts a diehard cult following. He continues working on the Goon series as well as other work for hire and creator owned projects such as Big Trouble in Little China, Big Man Plans, and his all ages book Chimichanga.


Eric has been working in collaboration with acclaimed director David Fincher, Blur Animation, and Dark Horse Entertainment to bring the Goon to life on the big screen as an animated feature film.



•International Horror Guild: 2004 Best Illustrated Narrative

•Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2004 Best Single Issue (Goon #1)

•Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2005 Best Humor Publication

•Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2005 Best Continuing Series

•Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2008 Best Writer/Artist-Humor

•Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: 2008 Best Painter or Multimedia Artist