Nate Powell, called by Booklist magazine “the most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his generation,” was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. After a decade of working with adults with developmental disabilities, Nate devoted himself full-time to writing and drawing comics. In addition to the March series, his work includes Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, and The Year of the Beasts. Nate’s work has received copious honors, including the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination, and four “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” from the American Library Association.
Nate has discussed his work at the United Nations alongside some of the world’s foremost writers of young adult fiction, and has joined the March team on CNN and The Rachel Maddow Show. His animated illustrations in Southern Poverty Law Center’s documentary Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot recently reached one million students in over 50,000 schools across the nation, and he is currently wrapping up work on March: Book Three.
Photograph by Rett Peek.