I sat down with artist, illustrator, "The Goon" comic book creator and children's book author Eric Powell to discuss his dedication to his craft and his growing love for the sport of roller derby.
Derby Helper: You're an Eisner Award-winning comic book author and illustrator with an impressive resume of past work in the comic industry and an upcoming movie in the works. What is is about roller derby that has captured your attention in such a dramatic fashion?
Eric Powell: *A blinding, fiery shock-wave of awesome belched from his mouth and eye sockets, scorching the hair off my arms and eyebrows and melting the digital voice recorder I was recording with. I ran screaming into the street and threw myself into a snow bank to extinguish my flaming clothing.*
Derby Helper (from the ambulance stretcher): Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today and good luck in your future endeavors!
(For a further searing flash of awesome, visit www.thegoon.com)
Edit: If you're interested, it has been made available for purchase on Ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com/Eric-Powell-Roller-Derby-Poster-large-24x36-Signed_W0QQitemZ320485916173QQihZ011QQcategoryZ72182QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem