The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Nate Powell for a discussion of his career in comics and to celebrate the opening of the museum's latest exhibition, MARCH: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement. More than fifty of Powell's original illustrations will be on display as he discusses his collaboration with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and the creation of MARCH, the first graphic novel to win the prestigious National Book Award. A booksigning will follow Powell's presentation.
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, 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 is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN.