John Lewis' journey continues in RUN

(Run: Book One rough cover art by Afua Richardson)

(Run: Book One rough cover art by Afua Richardson)

As many folks have heard this week, my friends and March collaborators John Lewis and Andrew Aydin are teaming up with fantastic artist Afua Richardson on Run, chronicling John Lewis' transition from direct action to public service in the second half of the 1960's.

I'll be drawing a 10-page sequence in Run: Book One, covering an event in August 1965 that serves as a bridge between the journeys in March and Run.

It's scheduled to be released in August or so-- keep an eye out! You can pre-order from Amazon here.

JOHN LEWIS AND "MARCH" ON ARTHUR!

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Check out the new Arthur episode, "Arthur Takes A Stand", in which the title character organizes school boycotts and sit-ins to protest unfair working conditions, along with a guest appearance by the man himself, John Lewis, and a shout-out to March!

I'm so proud of this moment. We need to prepare our kids for the necessity of activism and risk. Can't wait to show the episode to my children!

COME AGAIN cover debut + pre-orders!

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I'm proud to unveil the cover of my forthcoming graphic novel, Come Again-- it'll be released by Top Shelf/IDW in July, debuting at San Diego Comic Con!

"As the sun sets on the 1970s, the spirit of the Love Generation still lingers among the aging hippies of one “intentional community” high in the Ozarks. But what’s missing? Under impossibly close scrutiny, two families wrestle with long-repressed secrets… while deep within those Arkansas hills, something monstrous stirs, ready to feast on village whispers. National Book Award winner Nate Powell returns with a haunting tale of intimacy, guilt, and collective amnesia."

I'm taking direct pre-orders now-- all copies from me will be signed and sketched!

Here's Top Shelf's listing for info and orders, and here's an Amazon pre-order link.

Thanks for your support. This is absolutely my favorite book I've ever made, and I'm so eager for it to see the light of day.

MARCH art exhibit at NYC Society Of Illustrators

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New York City!

I'll see you on Thursday, March 1st for the opening reception of a massive March artwork exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators (128 E. 63rd St.)-- 7pm sounds about right.

This show is co-curated by John Lind and Charles Brownstein, with accompanying text by Jonathan W. Gray. I'm really looking forward to it-- see you there!

COME AGAIN is done!

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At long last, I'm done drawing Come Again! It's been 7 years of work amidst 1 marriage, 2 kids, 3 houses, 4 pets, and 5 or 6 books along the way.

This is my favorite book I've ever made, and I'm looking forward to having it out in the world-- I'll be doing a slideshow talk about the book's path and influences on February 11th at the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference in Denver, CO, and should be publicly revealing the cover around the same time.

Come Again will debut from Top Shelf/IDW on July 19th at Comic-Con International in San Diego-- I'll be there all weekend to sign, and have a bunch of travels lined up for the rest of the year as the book hits the stands. See you there, and stay tuned for more!

MARCH artwork exhibit at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum-- reception on Feb. 9th!

If you're in the Bay Area, come to the Cartoon Art Museum (781 Beach St., San Francisco) on Friday, February 9th from 7-9 pm for the opening reception of a March original artwork exhibit!

I'll be doing some combination of slideshow talk, discussion, Q&A, casual walking tour, and book signing along with snacks, slow jamz, and ponies. The event is free for museum members, and $10 for the public-- I look forward to seeing you there!

MARCH discussions, slide show, and class visit in Ann Arbor on November 27th!

New piece in The Washington Post!

(Updates on this news feed have been spotty all year due to the stresses of managing daily life amidst a partial breakdown of our democracy's structure-- but no worries, if you're reading this, I have a feeling you probably follow one of my social media feeds anyway!)

Here's a new piece I did for The Washington Post, in which various contributors each present a single, concrete idea to help repair our nation's civic health.

Enjoy, but more important: stay loud, show up, speak truth, fight back, light up those phones, and encourage everyone you know to do the same. We will NOT get another chance.

SDCC 2017 schedule!

If you're going to Comic-Con International in San Diego this week, here's what I'll be up to:

THURS 7/20, 5-6 pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 10am-12pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 4:30-5:30 pm: "Into The Past: History & Comics" panel w/ Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta, Chris Schweizer, Brigette Findakly, Nathan Hale, Alison Wilgus. Room 26AB.

FRI 7/21, 8pm: Eisner Awards! MARCH: BOOK THREE is nominated for Best Reality-Based Work.

SAT 7/22, 10-11 am: MARCH panel w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Room 23ABC.

SAT 7/22, 11:15am-1:30pm: MARCH signing w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

SUN 7/23, 12:15-1:45 pm: CBLDF Live Art Jam w/ Liz Suburbia, Sonny Liew, Chris Burnham-- artwork will be auctioned to benefit the CBLDF (here's your one chance to buy some original MARCH-related artwork!). Room 5AB.

SUN 7/23, 2-4pm: I'm planning to be at the Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743 for most of the afternoon!

See you there!

TCAF signing/panel schedule.

I'll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend, slangin' books and debuting my new OMNIBOX set. Here's my schedule of panel discussions and signings-- see you there!

SATURDAY, MAY 13:

* 11:00 am: "Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration" panel w/ Molly Ostertag, John Jennings, Metaphrog, and Fanny Britt. Library Learning Centre.

* 12:00-2:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14:

* 12:00 pm: "Comics As Political Resistance" panel w/ Ben Passmore, Julia Alekseyeva, Matt Lubchansky. Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

* 1:00-2:30 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.

* 2:30-3:30 pm: signing at First Second booth #204-205.

* 4:00 pm: Creator Spotlight discussion, moderated by Cecil Castellucci. (Books will be sold outside the panel immediately afterwards, as it's the very end of the show.) High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

OMNIBOX set debut at TCAF-- taking direct orders now!

This weekend in Toronto at TCAF, I'll be debuting my OMNIBOX set-- a 700-page boxed set collecting SWALLOW ME WHOLE, ANY EMPIRE, and YOU DON'T SAY. Come see me at the Top Shelf booth May 13-14th-- I'll post my panel/signing schedule tomorrow!

I'm currently taking direct orders of the boxed set here (which includes a bonus download of Erin Tobey's amazing MIDDLEMAZE album). You're also welcome to get one at your local shop, from Top Shelf, or from Amazon, among many other outlets. Thanks!

 

LOGAN poster artwork!

Here's a limited edition poster I did for the forthcoming Logan movie to be released on March 3rd. These posters are available in theaters between Texas and North Dakota, and are part of a collection of 6 different artist variants including Art Adams, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Bill Sienkewicz, and Babs Tarr! Check out the rest of the poster designs here. Extra thanks to Erin Tobey for layout and digital effects wizardry on my poster!

X-Men changed my life in so many ways, set me on my comics path, and Chris Claremont's run on the titles practically gave me my social conscience as a 12-year-old. It's so meaningful to be able to contribute to the legacy of the X-franchise like this.

 

NATE POWELL'S OMNIBOX collection coming in June!

I'm pleased to announce that Top Shelf/IDW are releasing a boxed set collecting a decade's worth of my creator-owned work-- Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, and You Don't Say-- hopefully debuting at TCAF in May, and available in stores in June.

Here's Top Shelf's official announcement about the 700-page Omnibox.

For those mostly familiar with my work on the March trilogy, here's a fantastic diving-in point to explore the rest of my stories. Thanks!

MARCH: BOOK THREE WINS THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD!

Comics made it to the mountaintop.

It's an immense honor to announce that March: Book Three is the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, making it the first graphic novel ever to do so. Here's Top Shelf's press release regarding the achievement.

Comics have changed my life, and the lens through which I view and interact with the world, many times over. I'm proud to be the first cartoonist to break such a barrier, and we all want to welcome ALL readers to explore comics. Allow yourself to be transformed by them.

Go comics!

CXC (Crossroads Columbus) this weekend!

This October 15-16 I'll be in Columbus, OH for the CXC Festival! Here's a rundown of my goings-on:

Saturday, 10/15: tabling at Crossroads Columbus (Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch), 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Saturday, 10/15: "Journey's End: Nate Powell and March: Book Three" discussion with Caitlin McGurk (CXC Downstairs Classroom, Columbus Metro Library), 3:00 pm.

Saturday, 10/15: MARCH artwork exhibition and joint signing with Charles Burns (Acock Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design); exhibition reception begins around 7:00 pm, and signing begins around 8:30 pm.

Sunday, 10/16: tabling at Crossroads Columbus, 12:00-5:00 pm.

See you there!