Eric Powell is a writer and artist who has contributed work on such comics titles as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy: Weird Tales, Star Wars Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, The Hood, MAD Magazine, Devil Dinosaur, Swamp Thing, She-Hulk, The Simpsons, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Action Comics, and Creepy. Although eking out a meager living in the comics field since 1995, Eric didn't find true success until he launched his critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon. The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics and boasts a diehard cult following. Recently, 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. Awards: 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. The author lives in Nashville, TN.