Graphic novelist Nate Powell will be at Nightbird Books with his new book, Come Again. It's been seven years since Nate has been both artist and author on a project, so this is definitely a book many are eagerly awaiting. Of course during those seven years, he won a National Book Award for his art in the graphic novel March by John Lewis.
"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.
In his triumphant return to solo cartooning, #1 New York Times bestseller Nate Powell presents a haunting tale of intimacy, guilt, and collective amnesia."
Nate Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. 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 memoir trilogy of 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, three Eisner Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, multiple YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, and has been a two-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
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.