Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000.
His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Year of the Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell’s work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, an Eisner Award, two Ignatz Awards, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, a Best American Comics selection, and has been nominated for a total of 8 Eisner Awards, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and 3 Harvey Awards.
Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN. His books have been placed on school curriculum in 40 states, and his animated illustrations in Southern Poverty Law Center’s Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot documentary will reach one million students in over 50,000 schools across the nation.
From 1999 to 2009, Powell provided full-time support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning work. He managed underground record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in punk bands Soophie Nun Squad and Universe. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
In addition to the March saga, Powell is currently writing and drawing his next book, Cover (slated for release in 2018 from Top Shelf), and drawing the series Two Dead with writer Van Jensen.
The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia. -- a slipcased set of March: Book One, March: Book …
Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three!
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Top Shelf is honored to present the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.
By Fall 1963, the Civil Rights Movement is an undeniable keystone of the national conversation, and as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is right in the …
Top Shelf celebrates Black History Month with a special Over-Sized Deluxe Hardcover Edition of March: Book One!
The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, March: Book One has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew …
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Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two, with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!
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Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two!
Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Nominated for three Eisner Awards
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award
"With March, Congressman John Lewis takes us …
by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and the Fellowship of Reconcilation
DISCOVER THE REMARKABLE COMIC BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD AND INSPIRED “MARCH”!
Also available: new physical reprint of The Montgomery Story!
The new graphic novel series March, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is a landmark for the comics industry and a genuine …
by Nate Powell
"You Don't Say is more than just a collection of immaculate stories; it's also a glimpse at the evolution of one of today's most gifted storytellers." — Scott Snyder
"Haunting, poetic, and visually lyrical, You Don’t Say will get stuck in your head — you’ll be humming its tunes long …
Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …
by Nate Powell
Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Booklist, The AV Club, Comic Book Resources, Complex, and Graphic Novel Reporter!
"The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his [generation] ... Powell's exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar …
by Nate Powell
Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel.
Nominated for three Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Lettering.
WInner of the Ignatz Awards for Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Debut.
One of YALSA’S "Great Graphic Novels for Teens."
Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. …
by Nate Powell
"Sharp and incisive ... Even though the book is focused squarely on Powell’s life, he spares the reader from excessive navel gazing along the way. He seems to have a better idea of when to share and when to pull away and let the pictures do the talking, demonstrating an overall more mature …