Episode 114: March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Between the Gutters Podcast
This week, out of respect for Black History Month, we're discussing the March trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. This is an autobiographical work about the late John Lewis, specifically covering the period of his life as a young man, and his role as one of the "Big Six" in the American Civil Rights Movement. March contains important lessons for us all. It's both educational and inspirational. On top of that, it's exceptionally well-crafted as a comic book. March is truly an important work, something that's not only critically acclaimed within comics and in the world outside of comics, but it's also a great way to learn about an iconic American and a crucial period in American history. It is our sincere hope that you would give March a read if you haven't already.
Nate Powell, National Book Award Winner as cartoonist/illustrator of the great Congressman John Lewis’ (with Andrew Aydin) powerful graphic memoir of the Civil Rights Era, “MARCH “ vols. 1, 2 and 3, is here to talk about both that and his latest work, “Save It For Later: Promises, Parenthood and the urgency of Protest” in the Trump and post-Trump eras. Nate Powell: Website: http://seemybrotherdance.org Instagram : @seemybrotherdance Twitter : @Nate_Powell_Art Geoff:instagram: @greenscreencomic website: geoffgrogan.com patreon.com/geoffgrogan
Save It for Later (Abrams ComicArts) - Nate Powell
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We're joined by Nate Powell whose new graphic novel SAVE IT FOR LATER: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is out now from Abrams ComicArts. It's an incredibly insightful, humorous, and anxiety-inducing rumination on the past 4-5 years of American life that we'll be pushing on people who are generally resistant to reading graphic novels. FOLLOW! Nate Powell (Writer & Artist, Save It For Later) Instagram: @seemybrotherdance Twitter: @Nate_Powell_Art Web: seemybrotherdance.org Abrams ComicArts (Publisher, Save It for Later) Instagram: @abramsbooks Twitter: @AbramsComicArts Web: abramsbooks.com/imprints/abramscomicarts/ . . . BUY THIS COMIC! is the show where YOU keep the vital and vibrant medium of comics alive by infusing it with your hard-earned cash. Buy This Comic! Twitter: @buythiscomic Instagram: @buythiscomic Facebook: @buythiscomic Web: buythiscomic.net Jason Mojica (Host, Buy This Comic!) Twitter: @elmodernisto Instagram: @jasonmojicacomics Know a kid who should be reading more comics? Visit our sponsor: HEY KIDS COMICS! Music: "You Are A Monster" by Monroeville Music Center, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License
How will we remember and recover from the last 5 years? National Book Award-winning cartoonist Nate Powell's new collection, Save It For Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest (Abrams ComicArts) explores America's fractures and its hopes for the future. We talk about the impetus of the book, how it follows his work adapting Rep. John Lewis' story in the MARCH trilogy, and how his conversations with the late congressman scared him even more about the impact of the previous presidential administration. We get into the Save It For Later's balancing act of memoir & essay, his decision to draw his kids as magical animals, what MARCH taught him about comics storytelling and how it influenced his recent work. We also discuss the irony of Gen X's apolitical nature, Nate's punk ethos, the combo of thrash metal & X-Men comics that instilled a social conscience in him, the delight of visiting the quarter bins in his childhood comic shop when he goes home, why not being an activist doesn't equal being a defeatist, and a lot more. Follow Nate on Twitter and Instagram • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal
79. Nate Powell Returns! (Save It For Later, Come Again, Two Dead, March)
Indiana-based cartoonist Nate Powell was the first guest I interviewed on this podcast. During this conversation, we talk about the urgency of protesting, the anxiety that comes with sharing your work, Congressman John Lewis, studying under Carmine Infantino, Nate's previous work (March, Two Dead, Come Again), his new book/upcoming graphic memoir--SAVE IT FOR LATER & a lot more. Here is the summary of SAVE IT FOR LATER from Abrams Books: “In this anthology of seven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award-winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generation’s preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop culture, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large.” Follow Shah & the Wits’ End Podcast: Twitter: @_shahcomics Wits’ End Twitter: @witsendpod YouTube (subscribe!): Wits’ End YouTube Instagram: @shah_comics Support Wits’ End on Ko-fi!: https://ko-fi.com/witsendpodcastwithshahemami Nate Powell’s media: Instagram: @seemybrotherdance Twitter: @Nate_Powell_Art Website: http://www.seemybrotherdance.org/ Buy SAVE IT FOR LATER: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/save-it-for-later_9781419749124/
65. It's Been a Year... (Nate Powell & Van Jensen)
So, it’s been a year! I mean, 2020 has been “a year”…but I mean it’s been one year since the debut of the Wits’ End Podcast. November 14, 2019 saw the first episode of the podcast come out where I talked to cartoonist Nate Powell and writer Van Jensen. As someone who followed Nate’s work for years and respects Van’s writing, I could not have asked for better guests for this debut. Despite all the ranting I’ve been doing (and, well, it’s been a lot), I'm taking this episode to look back at the debut of Wits’ End. I haven’t listened to the first episode in a long time. It’s been an education to see where the podcast start and where it went. And a year isn’t a long time. So here are my conversations with Nate Powell and Van Jensen. And here’s to another year. Chaos ensues! Follow Shah & the Wits’ End Podcast: Twitter: @_shahcomics Wits’ End Twitter: @witsendpod YouTube: Wits’ End YouTube Instagram: @shah_comics Support the podcast on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/witsendpodcastwithshahemami
Episode 1062 - Comic Beat Insider 16: MARCH: Remembering Congressman John Lewis w/ Nate Powell!
Comic News Insider
In our 16th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by cartoonist Nate Powell. We celebrate the comic trilogy MARCH by Congressman John Lewis/Andrew Aydin/Nate Powell. Nate talks of the process of drawing the series, his friendship with Congressman Lewis, the importance of the work and more. An often touching tribute to a true American hero. Join us each week to listen in live. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
Graphic Artists Drawing Comix At The Margins: Nate Powell and Mohammad Saba'aneh
The Laura Flanders Show
This show originally aired 15 months ago, before the death of civil rights rights movement leader representative John Lewis on July 17, 2020. Laura caught up with Nate recently to ask him about his understanding of the legacy of Lewis with whom he worked on the award winning graphic novel the March trilogy. Watch this web exclusive at https://Patreon.com/theLFShow This week's episode:Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, as does the work of this week’s guests. First up, Mohammad Sabaaneh describes how he transposes his lived experience to the page, exposing the cruelties of Israeli occupation and celebrating popular resistance as the path forward. Then, Nate Powell uses his craft to break down a specifically American phenomenon – the creep of fascist aesthetics into our police and consumer choices. Music in the Middle: “The Burning City” by Q Burns Abstract Message from his album “Audio Totem Pole” courtesy of the artist.Support theLFShow by becoming a member at https://Patreon.com/theLFShow