Thanks so much to Dale for his journalism skills and his willingness to take a chance on the medium of comics. And especially thanks to everyone interviewed for their time, energy, activism, and openness-- we hope this continued exposure helps bring the situation on the Marshall Islands into greater relief, and helps provide a more complete, representative portrait of Arkansas and America as a whole.
I drew 4 pages and the endpapers, and am joined by the fantastic talents of Arthur Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Gene Ha, John Cassaday, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, David Mack, and more!
You can order the book here. Thanks!
All right, Come Again is a wrap (and out in July from Top Shelf) and so are my Run pages.
Next up, another book with roots from *before* I started drawing the March trilogy: TWO DEAD, written by my good friend Van Jensen (James Bond: Casino Royale, Cryptocracy, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Flash, Green Lantern, Pinocchio Vampire Slayer) and set in my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas in 1946.
I have 116 pages penciled and lettered, with another 150 or so to go. This thing is gonna be a beast! Trying hard for a 2019 release from Gallery 13-- stay tuned for updates!
If you're in the New York City area, come out to the MoCCA Arts Festival (Metropolitan West, 639 W. 49th St.) on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th! I'll be a Guest of Honor for the festival, will be doing panels and signings, and will have some preview cards for Come Again as well.
Here's my MoCCA schedule:
* Saturday, April 7th:
12-2 pm-- Signing at Top Shelf booth #B129
3:30 pm-- "Making MARCH" panel w/ Andrew Aydin, moderated by Lisa Lucas (executive director, National Book Foundation). Garamond Room, Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Ave.)
4:45-6 pm-- Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf booth #B129
* Sunday, April 8th:
1-2 pm-- Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf booth #B129
3-5 pm-- Signing at Top Shelf booth #B129
I look forward to seeing you there!
For the time being, I'm discontinuing worldwide mailorder, and will ONLY be doing direct mailorders to the US and Canada.
Recently I've discovered that international postal rates for books has doubled (and sometimes more!) for a number of countries, often with recently privatized postal systems. I don't think anyone should be paying $60-$90 for a signed book by me, so I've removed the international option for now, and will be researching any better alternatives. In the meantime, ALL of my books are readily available worldwide through bookstores, comic book shops, and yep, Amazon.
I will be honoring and fulfilling ALL direct mailorders made previous to this date-- so no worries, my intercontinental friends!
New York City folks-- see you this Thursday, March 1st for a public reception of a huge March art exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators (128 E. 63rd) from 6-9pm. 150 pages on two floors!
The show will continue through June 30th, so swing by anytime if you can't make it this week.
Thanks-- spread the word, and I hope to see you there!
I'm not into licensed merchandise, but my collaborators and I are very impressed by the folks at Chronicle Books, and their push to design these bad boys to be inherently action-oriented. Stuff to carry your own concerns forward, organize, keep up the pressure, stay loud, stay together.
*March 200-page hardcover journal w/ additional essays, excerpts from the trilogy, historical contexts, and handy contact-and-action points for your elected officials.
*March 30-postcard set w/ even more essays, excerpts, and context.
*March 2-pin set-- one emblazoned with the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the other reading "Good Trouble / Necessary Trouble".
Anyway, these are $45 retail, so here they are a bit cheaper. Change will never come from commodifying activism-- but these are tools, as are the books themselves. I dig em.
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!
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."
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.
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!
If you'll be at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver this Sunday, February 11th, I'll be discussing my new book Come Again for the very first time-- PopTop Stage, 11am.
See you there-- spread the word!
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!
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!
I'm honored to see that Come Again is one of Publishers' Weekly's 10 most anticipated graphic novels of 2018!
I have 45 pages left to draw-- Come Again will debut from Top Shelf/IDW at Comic-Con International in San Diego next July. See you there!
If you're in Michigan, come to Ann Arbor tomorrow to meet John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and I!
See you there!
I have a new comic up here at The Weather Channel-- a collaboration with journalist Dale Carpenter about climate change, identity and activism as they relate to mass migration from the Marshall Islands to Springdale, Arkansas.
Enjoy, and please spread the word-- thanks!
(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.
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!
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.
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!