"About Face" interview for The Laura Flanders Show up at Free Speech TV!

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Here’s a recent interview I did with The Laura Flanders Show on Free Speech TV about my comics essay “About Face”, which connects the rising normalization of fascist & paramilitary presence with a generation’s worth of civilian consumer style choices.

Thanks so much to Vanessa and Trevor over at Popula for giving this comic a good home!

"About Face"-- new comics essay at Popula!

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I have a new comics essay up at Popula: “About Face”, which breaks down paramilitary influence on military regulation, and how those stylistic changes, crystallized as consumer style preferences, are strong indicators of successful normalization of modern fascist aesthetic and presence in the US.

Punisher skulls. Black and white flags. Beards, hats, and wraparound Oakleys. Totally blacked-out Dodge pickup trucks. This essay also functions as a post-script to my 2011 book Any Empire.

Popula is a great new indie publication, and I encourage you to subscribe and support it here. Thanks!

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!

 

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!

Original artwork up for sale through late July-- a rare chance to buy MARCH pages too!



Original signed pages from nearly all of my books are now for sale through late July at my Etsy site-- your support will help me pay off a mountain of hospital bills from the birth of my second daughter, and swim out of debt with the IRS.

CHECK OUT THE SALE HERE.

The sale features work priced from $150 to $1000, and includes pages from March: Book One, The Lost Hero, You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, In The Dark, Sweet Tooth, Please Release, Sounds Of Your Name, Tiny Giants, and Walkie Talkie. It includes collaborations with writers Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Cecil Castellucci, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Mark Long, and Jim Demonakos. There are also a few unpublished gems in there, like a 1999 Fantastic Four pinup, a tryout page for The Lost Hero, and an alternate version of a March: Book One page

Being a self-employed comic book artist isn't easy or full of job security, especially when trying to support a family with one's efforts-- cartoonists usually don't have a typical means of saving for any retirement or getting employer-based health insurance, and we get absolutely slammed by income taxes as sole proprietors. Career cartoonists are virtually guaranteed to die at their drawing tables, working through old age to make ends meet. I welcome and am prepared for that challenge, and this sale will help bridge a little bump in the road.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding, and for spreading the word-- now back to work!


Next week-- limited original artwork from all books for sale!



Hi-- I'll be putting some pages of original artwork up for sale in the next few days in order to pay for hospital bills, car problems, and swim out of my debt dungeon with the IRS.

This includes pages from SWALLOW ME WHOLE, ANY EMPIRE, WALKIE TALKIE/ SOUNDS OF YOUR NAME, PLEASE RELEASE/ YOU DON'T SAY, THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS (w/ Mark Long & Jim Demonakos), THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS (w/ Cecil Castellucci), TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (w/ Ghostface Killah & Matthew Rosenberg), IN THE DARK (w/ Scott Snyder), THE LOST HERO (w/ Rick Riordan & Robert Venditti), SWEET TOOTH (w/ Jeff Lemire), and the only two pages from MARCH that will ever be available for sale in the forseeable future.

Stay tuned-- Probably putting them up Monday, remaining available through the end of July. Thanks for your support and faith!

Miami Book Fair this weekend!

If you're in Florida, come down to the Miami Book Fair International this weekend-- I'll be doing the following presentations and signings:

Friday, Nov. 22nd: presentation with John Lewis & Andrew Aydin. 6:00 pm in the Chapman Building (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210). Signing immediately afterward.

Saturday, Nov. 23rd:  "Crime And Consequence" with Matt Kindt (discussing Red Handed and his other fine books) and I (discussing Any Empire, The Silence Of Our Friends, and March). 12:00 pm in the Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365). Signing immediately afterward.

Saturday, Nov. 23rd: Signing at Tate's Comics booth, 1:30-2:30 pm.

see you there!

Live streaming "Graphic Arts & Social Change" panel tomorrow in Washington DC!

New original artwork for sale on Etsy!


 I've got a bunch of new original pieces for sale at my Etsy store: the covers to Tiny Giants and The Year Of The Beasts, out-of-print illustrations, signed books with super-limited color bookplates, and rare, one-of-a-kind Ursula K LeGuin illustrations for a forthcoming documentary, unavailable elsewhere!

CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Original artwork now for sale on Etsy!


 I now have a bunch of original artwork and pages for sale at my new Etsy store! There are currently pages up from Sweet Tooth, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Year Of The Beasts, Sounds Of Your Name, and some others to boot.

(HERE IT IS!)

I also have most of my other published pages available too, so please get in touch with me at seemybrotherdance@yahoo.com if you're looking for something specific. Thank you!

ANY EMPIRE in Best American Comics 2012 Notables List!

I'm pleased to discover that my graphic novel Any Empire was included in The Best American Comics 2012 Notables List!

Congratulations to comics friends Anders Nilsen, Sarah Glidden, Jesse Jacobs, Jordan Crane, Kate Beaton, Vera Brosgol, Box Brown, Brian Chippendale, Lisa Hanawalt, Kevin Huizenga, my amazing teacher Ben Katchor, Tom Neely, GB Tran, Jeff Smith, Noah Van Sciver, and Becky Cloonan for their inclusions into the Best American list this year!

limited-edition bookplate for French ANY EMPIRE!/ fundraising for Sarah Kirsch

Here's a a full-color bookplate I just finished, limited to 150 copies of the French translation of Any Empire, to be released in October by Sarbacane!



I'll have the original artwork (9"x12") for sale this weekend at SPX, and will be donating ALL my original artwork sales to help my friend Sarah Kirsch with mounting medical/living expenses during her long and ongoing fight with Fanconi Anemia. If you can't make it to SPX but are interested in this piece (or others), please email me at seemybrotherdance@yahoo.com and let me know. Thanks!

Some of you who were a part of the punk/hardcore scenes of the 1990's (and beyond) may know Sarah Kirsch (formerly known as Mike Kirsch) as the guitarist/vocalist for some of the best punk bands of all time, including Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Navio Forge, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, and most recently Mothercountry Motherfuckers. Her music truly changed and shaped my life as an adolescent, lent clarity, power, and passion to my experiences, and inspired me to do the same with my own creative efforts.




You can directly contribute to Sarah's medical/living expense fund here. The costs have been truly staggering and will remain so-- ANYTHING you can give is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!


Panels & signings at San Diego Comic Con!



San Diego's very own Comic-Con International is next week (July 11-15)-- prepare yourself for the throngs of humanity! Most of the time you can find me at the Top Shelf booth (#1721), where I'll be selling books, original comic pages, and a promotional minicomic for a forthcoming graphic novel I can finally announce at the Con. Lots of new projects are in the works!

Here's a list of additional panels, presentations, and signings I'll be doing throughout the week:

THURS. JULY 12:


3-4 pm-- "Graphic Novels: The Bookstore Crowd" panel w/ Alison Bechdel, Kate Beaton, Brecht Evens, Jennifer and Matt Holm, and Jason Shiga. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon. (Room 23ABC) 

FRI. JULY 13:


11 am-12 pm--
The Silence Of Our Friends signing at First Second booth (#1323).

2-3 pm -- Artist Spotlight panel (a presentation, Q&A and discussion about my work, and announcement about forthcoming projects!). (Room 9)

SAT. JULY 14:


1-2 pm-- Top Shelf
panel w/ Eddie Campbell, Jeff Lemire, Ed Piskor, James Kolchalka, and Chris Ross. Moderated by Leigh Walton. (Room 4)

2:30-3 pm-- The Silence Of Our Friends signing at First Second booth (#1323).


SUN. JULY 15:


10 am- 12 pm--
The Year Of The Beasts signing at MacKids booth (#1220).

12:15- 1:45 pm-- CBLDF Benefit Rock Art Jam w/ Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon! Original artwork done live, projected, and auctioned to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. (Room 5AB)
 

See you there!

BLOOMINGTON-- in-store signing/ book release at Vintage Phoenix Comics!



If you live in Bloomington IN, I'll be doing a signing/ book release throwdown at Vintage Phoenix Comics (114 E. 6th St.) on Friday, June 15th from 7-9pm! This will be in conjunction with the year's release of Sweet Tooth #34, The Year Of The Beasts, and The Silence Of Our Friends.

Snacks? Check. Drinks? Check.

Original artwork will also be for sale. See you there!

The Facebook event is here.

THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS mailorders now shipping!



The Year Of The Beasts, my new hybrid novel/graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci, will hit shelves everywhere on May 22nd, but I'm officially shipping out signed copies now! It's $17 ppd. in the US (write me for international shipping info).


Order your copy from me HERE and I'll get it sent out pronto.

Also, I've expanded my Combo Pack: for $45 (in the US) you can choose any 3 full-length books-- The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, Sounds Of Your Name, and for an extra $5 I'll throw in Edible Secrets as well. Just include which books you'd like in your ordering text. Thanks!

(Here's Cecil and I at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival last weekend.)