MI – March Signing

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Artist Nate Powell (March, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole) signs at Hollow Mountain Comics & Games on Friday, February 21, 5:00pm – 6:30pm! Presented as part of MSU Comics Forum.

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Hollow Mountain Comics & Games
611 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 708-7191

NYC – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin sign at the Strand on Saturday January 25 at 7:00PM.

Press Release:

American icon Congressman John Lewis, the last living member of the “Big Six” leaders who marched for civil rights on Washington in 1963, visits the Strand for an exclusive chat with writer Andrew Aydin in honor of their acclaimed graphic novel, March.

The beautiful collaborative work follows Congressman Lewis’ journey from a sharecropper’s farm in Alabama to a segregated schoolroom, to the the march on Washington and beyond. It charts his commitment to civil and human rights, with meditations on the modern age and the distance we’ve come since the days of Jim Crow. March Book 1 is the first installment in a trilogy that seeks to testify about an important era of history to new generations.

Don’t miss out on this important piece of American history during the week of Martin Luther King Day.

Buy a copy of March Book 1 or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

MD – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis signs at Barnes & Noble on Sunday February 02, 2014 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM!

Author Event
John Lewis is Georgia’s 5th Congressional District Representative and an American icon known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement. The first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy is co-authored by the Congressman and Andrew Aydin.

Barnes & Noble
2516 Solomon’s Island Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401
410-573-1115

OR – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis appears on Saturday, January 18th at noon at Powell’s City of Books.

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March (Top Shelf), a graphic novel trilogy (in collaboration with cowriter Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell). March is a vivid firsthand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans John Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

DC – March Signing

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Join Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM as they discuss and sign copies of March, Book One, the first volume in their graphic novel trilogy that is a vivid, firsthand account of Rep. John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

Special Instructions
Please note: Customers must present a Barnes & Noble receipt for Rep. Lewis’ book in order to have their books signed.

Barnes & Noble
555 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-347-0176

NYC – March Signing

march_bk1Congressman John Lewis appears with co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7pm to sign MARCH Book One from Top Shelf Productions.

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Press Release:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

DC – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis signs at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

About the book:
In the first volume of a projected trilogy, three powerful chroniclers combine their talents to tell the story of the 1960s civil rights struggle. In words and images, Congressman Lewis, author of Walking with the Wind, along with Andrew Aydin, telecommunications and new media specialist, join Eisner Award-winning artist Nate Powell for this graphic account of one of the country’s defining moments.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

GA – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis signs at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM!

Author Event

Top Shelf Productions is proud to present the first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy co-authored by Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell (a New York Times bestseller, Eisner Award winner, and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize).

March is a vivid, first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. In March, a true American icon teams up with one of America’s most acclaimed graphic novelists. Together, they bring to life one of our nation’s most historic moments, a period both shameful and inspiring, and a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

To obtain a wristband for the signing event, please ask any bookseller for details.

Barnes & Noble
2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305
404-261-7747