Description - Sounds of Your Name by Nate Powell
Nate Powell (March, Swallow Me Whole, Soophie Nun Squad, Any Empire) recently won the Eisner for "best original graphic novel" and was the first graphic novel nominated for the LA Times book award since Art Spiegelman's Maus! His intricate black and white art focuses on the terrors and pleasures of growing up. Poignantly plumbing the existential angst of youth, he invokes great coming-of-age novels with only a few dozen words. This book collects his self published zines and comics dating back to 1992, his first two graphic novels (Tiny Giants and It Disappears), and new work. These stories build vignette by vignette into a rich tableau of lofty dreams and Deep South disappointment, car crashes and love letters, first kisses and four-tracks. Powell's work is a reminder of the persistence of wonder against all odds. Folks who pick this book up can request a (limited to 200) signed and numbered print for the story Autopilot.
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(259mm x 183mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
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Author Biography - Nate Powell
Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, and The Year Of The Beasts. His work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, an Eisner Award, two Ignatz Awards, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, and has been nominated for a total of eight Eisner Awards, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Glyph Comics Award. In 2011, Powell discussed his work at the United Nations alongside some of the world's foremost writers of young adult fiction.