Nate Powell

Comics, illustrations, and musical goings-on.
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Bringing in the best season properly. My four all-time favorite autumnal albums: Lucero— 1st LP (2000), Silver Jews— American Water LP (1998), Erin Tobey— s/t LP (2005), Jawbreaker— Bivouac LP (1992).

Bringing in the best season properly. My four all-time favorite autumnal albums: Lucero— 1st LP (2000), Silver Jews— American Water LP (1998), Erin Tobey— s/t LP (2005), Jawbreaker— Bivouac LP (1992).

Brenda’s Friend (Erin Tobey & Amy Oelsner). Two guitars, two kick drums. Excess, Bloomington IN, September 2014.

Brenda’s Friend (Erin Tobey & Amy Oelsner). Two guitars, two kick drums. Excess, Bloomington IN, September 2014.

Young Tiger: fearless youth in the Children’s Crusade, Birmingham AL, May 1963. From MARCH: BOOK TWO. Feeling endless faith in humanity today.

Young Tiger: fearless youth in the Children’s Crusade, Birmingham AL, May 1963. From MARCH: BOOK TWO. Feeling endless faith in humanity today.

Putting some hometown love into MARCH: BOOK TWO— Protestor and famed R&B/pop vocalist Al Hibbler, who attended Arkansas School For The Blind in Little Rock! Here he is, repeatedly making Bull Connor’s life even shittier with his perseverance and good attitude.

Putting some hometown love into MARCH: BOOK TWO— Protestor and famed R&B/pop vocalist Al Hibbler, who attended Arkansas School For The Blind in Little Rock! Here he is, repeatedly making Bull Connor’s life even shittier with his perseverance and good attitude.

Pencil rendering-in-progress of the famous Danny Lyon photo from Cairo IL in 1962, used for SNCC’s “Come Let Us Build A New World Together” poster. From MARCH: BOOK TWO.

Pencil rendering-in-progress of the famous Danny Lyon photo from Cairo IL in 1962, used for SNCC’s “Come Let Us Build A New World Together” poster. From MARCH: BOOK TWO.

I forgot that I snuck some punk gems into THE LOST HERO, like Piper’s Indian Summer patch— so out of place it actually fits quite nicely, though a bit cringeworthy now that I recall she’s Native American.! (If you’re a 21st century teenager reading this, search “Indian Summer angry son” on the youtubes and enjoy.)

I forgot that I snuck some punk gems into THE LOST HERO, like Piper’s Indian Summer patch— so out of place it actually fits quite nicely, though a bit cringeworthy now that I recall she’s Native American.! (If you’re a 21st century teenager reading this, search “Indian Summer angry son” on the youtubes and enjoy.)

My mom and I with Governor George Wallace, Montgomery AL, 1984. I had no way of comprehending the massive change of heart this person had achieved just a decade prior, following an assassination attempt. Or the utter darkness and inhumanity he embodied for the entirety of his life up to that point. Today as I draw Wallace’s repulsive “Segregation Forever” 1963 inaugural address for MARCH: BOOK TWO, I am reminded of his transformation against all odds— he, as Anakin Skywalker in the 11th hour, tossing the Emperor into the bowels of a crumbling Death Star. Rest In Peace, Wallace, along with what your entire generation carried.

My mom and I with Governor George Wallace, Montgomery AL, 1984. I had no way of comprehending the massive change of heart this person had achieved just a decade prior, following an assassination attempt. Or the utter darkness and inhumanity he embodied for the entirety of his life up to that point. Today as I draw Wallace’s repulsive “Segregation Forever” 1963 inaugural address for MARCH: BOOK TWO, I am reminded of his transformation against all odds— he, as Anakin Skywalker in the 11th hour, tossing the Emperor into the bowels of a crumbling Death Star. Rest In Peace, Wallace, along with what your entire generation carried.

Sweet— @jpcoovert ‘s new book has a band named after my 2003 book, which was named after a Verbal Assault 7”. Full circle!

Sweet— @jpcoovert ‘s new book has a band named after my 2003 book, which was named after a Verbal Assault 7”. Full circle!

All set at SPX— I’m at booth W70 by the front doors. Come see previews of MARCH: BOOK TWO and THE LOST HERO!

All set at SPX— I’m at booth W70 by the front doors. Come see previews of MARCH: BOOK TWO and THE LOST HERO!

It’s real! Just stopped by the Disney/Hyperion offices to pick up an early copy of Rick Riordan’s THE LOST HERO graphic novel— written by Robert Venditti, drawn by me, with colors by Orpheus Collar. Out October 7th!

It’s real! Just stopped by the Disney/Hyperion offices to pick up an early copy of Rick Riordan’s THE LOST HERO graphic novel— written by Robert Venditti, drawn by me, with colors by Orpheus Collar. Out October 7th!

A re-enactment of the first thing I ever remember drawing: a banana on my brother’s wall in 1981, which got me in serious trub-trub.

A re-enactment of the first thing I ever remember drawing: a banana on my brother’s wall in 1981, which got me in serious trub-trub.

113 pages done on MARCH: BOOK TWO, 50 more to go. Out January 25th!

113 pages done on MARCH: BOOK TWO, 50 more to go. Out January 25th!

John Lewis reprimands Stokely Carmichael as an ideological rift begins to emerge within SNCC. Nashville TN, 1961. From MARCH: BOOK TWO.

John Lewis reprimands Stokely Carmichael as an ideological rift begins to emerge within SNCC. Nashville TN, 1961. From MARCH: BOOK TWO.

I drew a haunting 10-page story, written by Micol Beltramini & Alessandro Ferrari, in this new Italian anthology LA VITA INATTESA, out from Rizzoli Lizard!

I drew a haunting 10-page story, written by Micol Beltramini & Alessandro Ferrari, in this new Italian anthology LA VITA INATTESA, out from Rizzoli Lizard!