Brooklyn & SPX signings this weekend!

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Come join me for a few ill-timed East Coast events, in the middle of a giant hurricane!

  • Thursday, Sept. 13th— I’ll be in Brooklyn, doing a talk/signing for my new book Come Again7pm at Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave.), as a part of Brooklyn Book Fest!

  • Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16th— I’ll be slangin books at the Top Shelf booth at the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD! My official signing schedule is Saturday 11-2 and 4-6, then Sunday 12-1 and 2-5:30. I’ll also be on the “Look Back And Laugh: Youth And Autobiography” panel Sunday 1-2pm in the White Flint Auditorium.

See you there!

COME AGAIN talks/signings this week in California & Indiana!

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I have several upcoming talks and signings for Come Again later this week:

Wednesday, August 15th, I'll be doing two events at Comix Experience (305 Divisadero) in San Francisco! A public signing there from 6-7:30pm, followed by a discussion/Q&A/signing with the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club at 8pm.

Thursday, August 16th, I'll be doing a talk/Q&A/signing at Wow Cool in Cupertino, CA (21607B Stevens Creek Blvd.) from 7-9pm.

Saturday, August 18th, I'm having a book-release signing for Come Again at my local comic shop Vintage Phoenix (114 E. 6th) in Bloomington IN from 2-4pm!

Thanks, everyone, for all the support and engagement so far-- see you there!

Arkansas & Chicago signings/talks in early August!

I'm turning 40 years old tomorrow, and hitting the road for my new graphic novel Come Again-- first up, my home state of Arkansas! Come to any of these events if you can:

* Friday, August 3rd-- Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville AR. I'll be doing a slideshow talk about Come Again, March, and my general path through comics at 1pm, followed by a loose workshop for independently motivated/interested artists and storytellers. Nightbird Books will have books available for sale at the library.

* Friday, August 3rd-- Nightbird Books (205 W. Dickson St.), Fayetteville AR-- I'll be doing a signing from 7-9pm.

* Saturday, August 4th-- The Comic Book Store (9307 Treasure Hill Rd.), Little Rock AR-- I'll be signing from 2-4pm.

* Saturday, August 4th-- Zine Night, Vino's (923 W. 7th), Little Rock AR-- I'll be selling books and hanging out from 7-10pm.

And if you're in the Chicago area:

* Thursday, August 9th-- Quimby's, (1854 W. North Ave.) Chicago IL-- I'll be doing a slideshow talk, Q&A, and signing at 7pm.

See you there!

Here are some recent interviews and podcast discussions I've done about both Come Again and March:

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Comics Alternative

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (4 Minutes, 4 Questions)

Arkansas Times Rock Candy Podcast

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (main feature)

Publishers Weekly

Aaaaaaaand here are recent reviews of Come Again in Publishers Weekly (starred review), The Comics Journal, and Arkansas Times.

More info and dates soon-- stay tuned!

COME AGAIN debut this week at San Diego Comic Con

I'll be at Top Shelf/IDW's booth (#2743) all weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA for the debut of my new graphic novel, Come Again.

Here's my schedule-- in general, come find me at the Top Shelf booth, Thursday-Sunday:

* Thursday, 7/19: signing at Top Shelf booth #2743, 1-2:30pm and 4-6pm.

* Friday, 7/20: "The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity With Graphic Novels" panel w/ TBA. 1-2pm, Room 23ABC.

* Friday, 7/20: signing at IDW booth #2743, 5-6pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing w/ Andrew Aydin at CBLDF booth #1918, 2-3pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: I'll be the keynote speaker at the CBLDF's live art auction-- with an original MARCH piece up for sale too! Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB, 8pm.

* Sunday, 7/22: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

COME AGAIN is here!

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Head over to your local comic book shop today-- Come Again is here from Top Shelf/IDW!

I'll be at San Diego Comic Con next week for its big debut, and it'll be available in bookstores/online August 7th. Check out my events page for tons of travels, signings, talks, and conventions for the rest of the year.

Direct mailorders are ongoing-- my copies of the books didn't arrive until last Friday, so I'm getting them shipped off as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience!

 

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New interview at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Here's an interview I just did with Sean Clancy at my hometown newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette-- discussing Come Again, punk, March, Run, Two Dead, and the area ghost legends which shaped our lives there.

Come Again will be out in comic book stores this Wednesday, July 11th! It'll be available in bookstores and online August 7th.

2018 tour dates for COME AGAIN

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The first salvo of dates are set for signings and discussions of my new graphic novel, Come Again-- here's my events page for more info.

A few more dates are rolling in, including one in New York City for the fall, as well as late 2018 and into 2019-- stay tuned!

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Publishers Weekly interview about COME AGAIN

Here's a brief interview I did at Publishers Weekly about the concept and creation of my forthcoming book, Come Again.

If you'll be at the ALA conference in New Orleans this weekend, check out advance copies of the book at the Top Shelf/IDW booth! It'll be released in comic book shops on July 11th, and bookstores/online August 7th.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon here, or directly from me here.

Mr. Seahorse.

Here's a comic I made this morning about musical seahorses, parenthood, and taking routine experiences for granted, until the day those experiences are gone, never to return.

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Starred review for COME AGAIN in Publishers Weekly!

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I'm thrilled to find that Come Again got a starred review in Publishers Weekly-- and it's still a little surreal to me that this story's beginning to spill out into a world of readers, and it's no longer something that just exists in my heart:

"Rendered in fluid, magical brushwork tinted in the colors of a sunrise and filled with mysterious shadows and crannies... this enchanting solo effort reveals even greater depths to Powell’s gift for visual storytelling and creating appealing, human characters."

Out from Top Shelf in July! You can pre-order from Amazon here, or better, pre-order with your local comics shop to get it a few weeks early with a signed bookplate!

COME AGAIN direct market bookplates are here!

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The limited-edition, direct market Come Again bookplates are here!

Here's an updated post, with new FOC dates and ordering information:

RETAILERS and READERS:

I'm doing a limited run of signed bookplates for Come Again, available exclusively through comics shops who order 6 or more copies-- readers, please pre-order copies through your shop!

The FOC (final order cutoff) date for this book is June 11th (Diamond: MAR180563; ISBN 978-1-60309-428-3)-- please order by then, and I'll be personally shipping out the bookplates to retailers.

Please spread the word, and thank you for supporting your local comic shop! Come Again should be in shops from Top Shelf/IDW on June 27th, and in bookstores July 31st (my 40th birthday!).

Limited signed COME AGAIN bookplates for direct market pre-orders!

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RETAILERS and READERS:

I'm doing a limited run of signed bookplates for Come Again, available exclusively through comics shops who order 6 or more copies-- readers, please pre-order copies through your shop!

The FOC (final order cutoff) date for this book is June 4th (Diamond: MAR180563; ISBN 978-1-60309-428-3)-- please order by then, and I'll be directly shipping out the bookplates to retailers.

Please spread the word, and thank you for supporting your local comic shop! Come Again should be in shops on June 27th, and in bookstores July 24th.

Eisner Award nomination for "Awaiting A Wave"!

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Wow, I'm blown away to be nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Webcomic for "Awaiting A Wave", my collaboration with Dale Carpenter for The Weather Channel!

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.

You can read the comic here-- please spread the word, and vote here if you're able. Thanks!

Brad Meltzer's I AM GANDHI!

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I had the honor of collaborating with Brad Meltzer on I Am Gandhi, out May 8th from Dial Books (Penguin/Random House)! Proceeds go to Seeds Of Peace, furthering Gandhi's mission.

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!

 

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Next up: TWO DEAD.

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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!