Nate Powellis a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000.
His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and Ignatz Award winner), The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Sounds Of Your Name.
Powell is currently drawing the March trilogy, a graphic novel autobiography of civil rights legend and sitting Congressman John Lewis (to be published by Top Shelf in 2013). He is also drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s megahit novel Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero (Disney/Hyperion, 2014), while writing and drawing his own forthcoming graphic novel Cover (Top Shelf, 2017) and the short story collection You Don’t Say (Top Shelf, 2014).
From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He managed DIY punk record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and has performed in the bands Universe, Soophie Nun Squad, Divorce Chord, Wait, and Boomfancy. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter.
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