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:

Inkstuds

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!

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.

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!

Publishers Weekly piece on MARCH!

Here's a new piece from Publishers Weekly on Congressman John Lewis, his activism and dedication, and our forthcoming graphic novel March (co-written with Andrew Aydin, published by Top Shelf this August.)

Congressman Lewis, Andrew, and I will be appearing at a number of events and conferences throughout 2013-- details to be released next week.