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Visiting Artist: Nate Powell

The Friends of the WMU Libraries, the WMU English Department, the Frostic School of Art and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center welcome graphic novelist Nate Powell, who will present an exhibition, workshop, and lecture. Powell's graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" (2008) was an Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize finalist, and Ignatz Award winner. Other works by Powell include "Any Empire," "The Silence Of Our Friends" and the forthcoming "March," a graphic novel autobiography of civil rights legend and sitting Congressman John Lewis, to be published by Top Shelf in 2014. For more information visit: www.seemybrotherdance.org. The exhibition and lectures are free and open to the public.

Exhibition

Cross Sections: The Graphic Novels of Nate Powell
Oct. 5 through 26, 2012
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Opening reception Oct. 5 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

With this exhibition Nate Powell presents drawings from more than a dozen different projects over 14 years.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Park Trades Center, Suite 103A
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49007 USA

For more information or to enroll in the workshop visit www.kalbookarts.org or call (269) 373-4938.

Lectures

Reading Comics:  Aligning Text and Image in Nate Powell's "Swallow Me Whole"
Gwen Tarbox, Friends Faculty Speaker, WMU Department of English
Western Michigan University
1220 Chemistry Building
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Cross Sections: The Graphic Novels of Nate Powell 
Nate Powell
Western Michigan University
Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Room 2008
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow in the lobby.
Free and open to the public.

Workshop

The Art of Graphic Novels
Instructor: Nate Powell / Fee $65 *
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nate Powell will facilitate a round-table style workshop for individuals who are interested in focused, hands-on technical insight into the comics process, information about approaching publishers and editors with creator-owned projects, and feedback and discussion regarding participants' current work. Participants are highly encouraged to bring works-in-progress or previous work.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Park Trades Center, Suite 103A
326 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49007 USA

*For more information or to enroll in the workshop visit www.kalbookarts.org or call (269) 373-4938.