Rep. John Lewis, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin speak on the Civil Rights Era Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm!
Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world.
After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence — but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart. Congressman Lewis, Mr. Powell and Mr. Aydin will discuss the legacy, the books, and more at Brooklyn Public Library, and will sign their most recent in the March trilogy.
Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis will speak to 200+ students on April 8th 2015 from noon to 2:00 pm. about his #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller March series, his life as a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and the power of young people to change the world through nonviolence. Joining Rep. Lewis will be his co-author Andrew Aydin, who is also the congressman’s digital director and policy adviser, as well as Nate Powell, the book’s graphic artist.
Regarding Rep. Lewis’s graphic novel, President Bill Clinton said, “Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.”
Each student in attendance will receive a free copy of Congressman Lewis’s new book March and have an opportunity to get it signed by Rep. Lewis and his co-authors. This event will be on April 8th in Downtown Brooklyn and is open to New York City students and youth groups during April school vacation week. Full location details will be provided when you RSVP.
Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
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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.
Hollow Mountain Comics & Games
611 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
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.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Nate Powell opens an art exhibition at the Historic Arkansas Museum on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (CDT).
Dogtown native and Eisner award-winning comic book artist Nate Powell has an exhibit of works from 1998 to present, focused on his graphic novel work of the last five years (The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole….) All pieces are for sale, and graphic novels will be available in the bookstore.
The CROSS SECTIONS exhibit will have an opening reception at the Historic Arkansas Museum on Friday, April 13th from 5-8pm.
Musical accompaniment by Little Rock’s own ISAAC ALEXANDER (The Easys, Big Silver, Boondogs)! Let the drinks flow, with food and soup tasting by Sharea Soups! Come meet my nuclear family!
The exhibit will remain on display until Friday, June 1st.
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Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Artist Nate Powell signs at The Comic Book Store on Saturday, April 14th from 12-2 pm. In addition to books, original artwork will be available as well!
The Comic Book Store
9307 Treasure Hill Rd, Little Rock, AR 72227-6217
Nate Powell signs at Big Planet Comics on Friday, February 24, from 6:00 to 7:30.
426 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180
Comic-Con International has announced the first 30 special guests for their 2012 convention.
- » Bill Amend
- » Sergio Aragonés
- » Kate Beaton
- » Mike Carey
- » Geof Darrow
- » Mark Evanier
- » Gary Gianni
- » Larry Hama
- » Gilbert Hernandez
- » Jaime Hernandez
- » Mario Hernandez
- » Klaus Janson
- » N.K. Jemisin
- » Karl Kerschl
- » Jim Lee
- » Paul Levitz
- » Andy Mangels
- » Rudy Nebres
- » George Pérez*
- » Nate Powell
- » John Romita Jr.
- » Brandon Sanderson
- » Doug Savage
- » Mark Schultz
- » Jason Shiga
- » Herb Trimpe
- » Morrie Turner
- » Michael Uslan
- » Trevor Von Eeden
- » Mark Waid
Editor’s Note: George Perez has since announced via his Facebook page that he has had to cancel his appearance there this year.
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This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell sign at Politics and Prose on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
In this remarkable confluence of talents, Powell’s graphic artistry joins Long’s true story and Demonakos’s narrative skills to depict an episode of the civil rights struggle. In 1967, five black college students in Texas were accused of killing a white policeman. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood not only spoke in their defense, but succeeded in getting the charges against them dropped.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Mark Long, Jim Demonakos (Kirby Krackle), and Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) sign at Guzu Gallery on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
All three of the creators will be here signing the new First Second graphic novel based on a little-known event from the civil rights movement in Houston, 1968.
We’re thrilled to have the guys in for a day of discussion, signing, and… why not?… free beer. Don’t miss the first ever Guzu Gallery event!
About The Silence of Our Friends:
As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground.
This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.
The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events. With art from the brilliant Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) bringing the tale to heart-wrenching life, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature.
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