Silence of our Friends
Nate Powell was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978, and began self-publishing at age 14, through Food Chain Productions. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His early work includes 'Please Release' (2006, Top Shelf), 'The Sounds Of Your Name' (2006, Microcosm Publishing), 'It Disappears' (2004, Soft Skull), 'Tiny Giants' (2003, Soft Skull) and the self-published 'Walkie Talkie' series. He won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut and Outstanding Artist, and an Eisner Award, for his 2008 graphic novel 'Swallow Me Whole'. He has also don contributions to the 'Papercutter', 'Meathaus', and Eisner-nominated 'Syncopated' anthologies.
Other notable works are the 'Any Empire' (2011), a vivid examination of war and violence, and the "true to life" graphic novel 'Silence of our Friends' (2012), that was written by Mark Long and Jim Demonakos. Powell is also the artist of the 2013 graphic novel about the life of United States Congressman John Lewis. He has lived in Bloomington, Indiana, since 2004. He owns DIY punk record label Harlan Records and has performed in several punk bands.
The Sounds of your Name