It’s been 20 years since Eric Powell created The Goon and to celebrate, BOOM! Studios is releasing a brand new art book chronicling The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell. Today, The Beat can reveal an exclusive sneak peek at the book, which includes “scandalous tales, family gossip, illegally obtained medical records, behind-the-scenes character designs, sketches, and illustrations from the twisted mind” of the Eisner-winning cartoonist.

From the press release: “Never before has anyone dared to dive deep into the weird and byzantine mind of Eric Powell—and for good reason, because once you’ve entered the twisted pathways of this collection that’s half graphic memoir, half art book, you’ll find yourself traveling back to the never-before-seen origins of Eric Powell’s early beginnings as an artist then hurtling straight into the chaotic years of rough and tumble cartooning that led to the creation of the enduring hit creation, The Goon, that continues to thrill and delight fans to this very day!”

The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell sheds light on his years as a creator, from his perspective as well as friends’ perspectives. The book highlights never-before-seen childhood drawings, early superhero test pages, film poster art, and the establishment of Albatross Funnybooks, Powell’s “homegrown publishing house.”

Powell recently re-released a 20th anniversary edition of The Goon through Albatross, which is in stores now; Powell is also on an international tour for the anniversary.

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Print and digital copies of The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) will be available December 18, 2019 in comic shops and December 24, 2019 in bookstores. Check out the preview below.

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