Eric Powell’s new publishing venture, Albatross Funnybooks, comiXology and Amazon announced today that the new line of self-published comics and graphic novels will be available in the next year on comiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store.
Albatross Funnybooks will publish all new original content, with the majority coming from the fertile mind of Eric Powell, who is best known as the creator of The Goon. Their debut title Hillbilly #1 is currently available for pre-order on comiXology and Kindle.
“I’m thrilled to have Albatross books available through comiXology and Kindle!” said The Goon creator and Albatross Funnybooks founder Eric Powell. “I feel digital comics are an essential format for reaching today’s readership.”
“We’re huge fans of Eric’s comics and it’s so great to see him publishing his own work,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communication, Chip Mosher. “We’re all over the moon to be able to offer this pre-order of Eric’s new book Hillbilly #1 on both comiXology and Kindle and look forward to supporting Albatross Funnybooks in its debut year.”
Fans that pre-order Hillbilly #1 on comiXology and Kindle will be notified by email upon its release and that book will be automatically added to their comic and e-book library to read.
The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.
With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.
This book may not be what you think. From the synopsis it looks to be exciting and fun…
An Appalachian fantasy epic that tells the story of Rondel. A lonely figure who wanders the hills among witches and magical creatures as a folk tale hero to those that dwell in this gritty dream world.
Here are a few sample pages to see this enchanting tale from Eric Powell and you can Read an Original 8-Page Story Exclusively on comiXology.
In 2002 Eric Launched ALBATROSS EXPLODING FUNNYBOOKS in an effort to keep the his series The Goonalive when no other publisher wanted it because it was too “different”. But the readers spoke and The Goonquickly became an indy hit and picked up a diehard cult following. The Goon found a permanent home and a wider audience with DARK HORSE COMICS, but Eric continued to publish creator-owned comics through Albatross such as his all-ages comic Chimichanga and Rebecca Sugar’s Pug Davis. He returns to publishing through Albatross with his all new series Hillbilly.
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