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!

SMALL PRESS EXPO this weekend!

It's time again for my favorite comics show of the year: Small Press Expo, held September 17-18 at the Marriott North Bethesda in (you guessed it) North Bethesda, MD!

I'll be slangin' books at the Top Shelf booth (tables W64-W67) all weekend, with "official" signings both days as well. Here's a list of what I'll be up to:

* Signing at Top Shelf booth, Saturday 1-3 pm.

* MARCH panel w/ Andrew Aydin and me, moderated by Julian Lytle. (Saturday 4-5pm, White Oak Room)

* Signing at Top Shelf booth, Saturday 5-6:30pm.

* I'll be hosting the beloved Ignatz Awards Ceremony-- Saturday at 9:30pm!

* Signing at Top Shelf booth, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm.

See you there!

MARCH: BOOK TWO wins two Harvey Awards!

I'm thrilled to find that March: Book Two has won two Harvey Awards (Best Graphic Album & Best Biographical/Historical/Journalistic Presentation)-- thanks, everybody, on behalf of the entire creative team!

DragonCon & Decatur Book Festival this weekend!

ATLANTA folks-- I'll be in your town all weekend, as a guest of DragonCon! I'll be selling books at Artists' Alley table 23G Friday through Sunday, and here are some extra events:

Saturday 9/3: Decatur Book Festival-- "Portraits Of Urbanity" panel with the brilliant Ben Katchor (a former teacher of mine!). 11:15am-12:00pm, Decatur Recreation Center Studio.

Saturday 9/3: DragonCon-- "Let's Make A Villain" panel (I have NO idea why I'm on this, other than the fact that I draw comics). 4pm, Room 204C.

Sunday 9/4: DragonCon-- MARCH panel w/ Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin. 2:30pm, Room 204A. Signing w/ JL & AA immediately afterwards at Artists' Alley tables 22-23G.

See you there!

MARCH: BOOK TWO wins an Eisner Award!

We're all thrilled and honored for March: Book Two to've won the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work! It was a deeply moving awards ceremony all around. Frankly, I don't see why people poo-poo the Eisner ceremony-- I always love being immersed in such a supportive community of folks, celebrating the hard work of their peers driven by ideas and the need to make something enduring. Go comics.

 

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March: Book Three debuted at San Diego Comic Con as well, closing out the trilogy. We had a fantastic panel Saturday morning, a massive children's march across the length of the convention center, and some packed signings all weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out, endured lines, and got a chance to say hey to The Man Himself, the great John Lewis.

 

March: Book Three will be available everywhere on August 2nd-- we'll be discussing the book that evening on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, and will have a big signing at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on August 3rd at 6:00 pm. See you there! Stay posted for more upcoming events, talks, and signings-- thank you!

MARCH: BOOK THREE signed pre-orders w/ free ERIN TOBEY "Middlemaze" download!

MARCH: BOOK THREE will be debuting at San Diego Comic Con on July 21st, and will be available everywhere on August 2nd!

I'm taking orders NOW for signed mailorder copies directly from me-- and for the rest of the summer, ALL book orders will include a free digital download of the fantastic Erin Tobey's landmark Middlemaze album-- hands-down, the best album of 2016!

Erin is an immensely talented and inspiring creative force, one of the best friends and finest people I've ever known-- she's also been involved with the design and production end of some of my comics work, and is a great cartoonist herself (and for comics trivia, is the person after whom Ruth from Swallow Me Whole is physically modeled). I'm so proud to team up with her on both of our new endeavors, and hope to spread her album far and wide. (If you're interested, she's also made tons of music in the bands Brenda's FriendFull Sun, Vollmar, Fat Shadow, Tammar, Pink Razors, Mt. Gigantic, and Abe Froman.)

You can also get a digital copy directly from Erin here, and order LP/cassette copies from Let's Pretend Records here.

Book orders will be shipping out as soon as the books arrive from the printer in late July. Also debuting at SDCC will be the limited-edition MARCH trilogy slipcase edition-- I won't be selling any copies directly, but you can order them from Top Shelf/IDW here.

Thanks, spread the word, and see you in San Diego! Stay tuned for an updated Team MARCH schedule of events and signings for the rest of the year.

Denver-- DiNK this weekend!



If you're in Colorado, head over to Denver this weekend (March 25-26) for DiNK at the Sherman Street Event Center (1770 Sherman St.)!

I'll be there hawking books at my table, and will also be on a Historical Comics panel Friday at 5:45pm alongside Box Brown, Joel Gill, Ben Towle, and moderator Damian Burford

Be sure to get books from my comics buds Katie Skelly, Ed Piskor, Julia Wertz, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Joshua W. Cotter, and tons more-- the complete guest list is here.

Also, special book pricing for DiNK: ALL books are $15 or less, regardless of cover price!

See you there!