Thursday, December 31, 2015


When I started Albatross Exploding Funnybooks in 2002 it was out of desperation. I had pitched The Goon to every publisher out there and nobody wanted it. Nobody wanted me. My freelance work had completely dried up and I couldn't give sketches away at a convention. But I don't believe in quitting and I felt I had a voice that wasn't being recognized in the type of work I was being hired to do. So I started self publishing and the rest is history. The Goon later found a permanent home and a larger readership at Dark Horse Comics and I was able to make a career for myself with creator owned comics. 

I continued to publish through Albatross over the years with books like Chimichanga and Rebecca Sugar's Pug Davis, but it wasn't until this last year that I started to believe I should attempt to set my publishing goals a little higher. So, I'm happy to announce a new look and a big return to Albatross Funnybooks in 2016! 

We will shortly be announcing the release of 3 titles through Albatross and hope to grow from there. With an emphasis on quality over quantity, we hope to bring you the best in new creator owned projects from some of the best creators in the business! 

To everyone who has enjoyed and supported my work through the years, I hope you are come along with me on this next leg of my journey through the world of funny book makin'! THANK YOU! 

-Eric Powell

Nashville TN