Episode #133 – Nate Powell Interview

Fight for Comics Episode #133 - Nate Powell

The Wednesday Warriors Nate Powell interview. Nate Powell is the the Eisner Award winning writer/artist of Swallow Me Whole. In this episode, Nate answers many questions in depth about his critically acclaimed graphic novel, Any Empire. He talks about his early influences and what got him into comics. Nate also discusses his most recent work, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, The Silence of Our Friends.

Books discussed:

Any Empire (Top Shelf Productions)

Written and drawn by Nate Powell

Swallow Me Whole (Top Shelf Productions)

Written and drawn by Nate Powell

The Silence of Our Friends (First Second Books)

Written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos; Art by Nate Powell

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Any Empire hardcover graphic novel signed by Nate Powell.

Fight for Comics Any Empire

Nate Powell biography:

Nate Powell was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978, and began self-publishing at age 14. He graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes The Year of the Beasts (2012, Roaring Brook Press), The Silence of Our Friends (2012, First Second Books), Any Empire (2011, Top Shelf), Swallow Me Whole (2008, Top Shelf; Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Ignatz Award winner), Please Release (2006, Top Shelf), The Sounds of Your Name (2006, Microcosm Publishing), It Disappears (2004, Soft Skull), Tiny Giants (2003, Soft Skull), and the self-published Walkie Talkie series. From 1999 to 2009, Nate worked full-time supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He managed DIY punk record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and has performed in the bands Universe, Divorce Chord, Soophie Nun Squad, Wait, and Boomfancy. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife Rachel Bormann, a bastard kitty and an overly-sensitive dog.

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