Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist 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; Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, 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 lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

In addition to the March trilogy, Powell is currently writing and drawing his next book, Cover, as well as the short comics collection You Don’t Say.