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 School Of Visual Arts in 2000.
His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and two-time Ignatz Award winner), The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Sounds Of Your Name.
From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time providing support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning efforts. He managed DIY punk record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in the bands Universe and Soophie Nun Squad. He currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter.
In addition to the March trilogy, Powell is currently drawing a graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan's international megahit The Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero (Hyperion, 2014), writing and drawing his next book, Cover, as well as the short comics collection You Dont Say.