The Goon creator Eric Powell is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his character by hitting the road for a 23 city tour this year, that will run from March 8 to November 10.
Powell will be travelling the country (and Australia), visiting with long-time fans and spreading The Goon gospel to new converts. Powell realizes that there may be “… a select few who have not read the Goon in its 20 year existence. Those unfortunate souls are for the most part survivors of religious cults forbidding all forms of pure joy.But there is a light on the horizon, you victims of programmed mental abuse! The first issue of the new Albatross Funnybook’s The Goon is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and die hard fans alike! If anyone needs help reprogramming your joyless cult existence, I’ll be happy to personally put a copy of The Goon #1 in your hands along any of the 23 stops on my international Goon 20th Anniversary barnstorming tour.”
The tour kicks off this Friday March 8 at The Cannery Ballroom One in Nashville, Tennessee with the official The Goon Twentieth Anniversary Party. The event will feature Powell, as well as many friends and well-wishers such as Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Galaktikon, Home Movies), Ben Garant (Reno 911!, The State) and a performance by special musical guest West End Motel, featuring Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Tom Cheshire (Rent Boys, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves). Tickets are still available for the event.
If you can’t make it to Music City, no need to fear, as you can meet Powell at any of this other 22 stops! Check out the list below.
3/19/19- Grill Em’ All (event w/ Brendon Small)- Alhambra, CA.
3/23/19- Bridge City Comics- Portland, OR.
4/6/19- Bedrock City Comic Co.- Houston, TX.
4/10- Austin Books and Comics – Austin, TX.
4/13- Goon Art Show MONDO Gallery – Austin, TX.
4/20- Heroes aren’t hard to find- Charlotte, NC.
5/4/19-FCBD- Mile High Comics- Denver, CO.
5/18-5/20/19- Diamond Retailers Summit- Las Vegas, NV.
6/1/19- Aw Yeah Comics-IL. w/Mike Norton
6/8/19- Tardys Collectors Corner -Grand Rapids, MI.
6/12/19- Pastimes – Asheville, NC.
6/14-6/16/19- HEROES CON – Charlotte, NC.
6/19/19- Tates Comics- South Florida, Fl.
6/22/19- Pensecola Pop Comics- Pensecola, FL.
6/26/19- My Parents Basement- Atlanta, GA.
7/17-7/21/19- San Diego Comic Con- San Diego, CA.
8/10/19- Space Cadets- Houston,TX.
9/14-9/15/19- The Dragon – Ontario, Canada
9/28- Powers Comics- Green Bay
10/3-10/6/19- New York Comic Con- NYC, NY.
10/9/19- Aw Yeah Comics- Harrison, NY.
10/25-10/28/19- Maui Comic Con- Maui, HI.
11/1/19-11/10/19 – Adelaide/ Brisbane Supanova Comic Con- Australia
Albatross Funnybooks premiere issue of The Goon will be released at finer comic book stores everywhere on March 13.