Award-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell to visit Fayetteville Public Library for Free Comic Book Day

Nate Powell


Award-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell will visit the Fayetteville Public Library as part of the library’s Free Comic Book Day event on Saturday, May 3.

Free Comic Book Day

The Fayetteville Public Library will celebrate Free Comic Book Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

Children’s activities include free comics, face painting, superhero crafts, balloons, games, and cartoons on the big screen. Teen activities begin at noon, and include free comics, video games, a comic swap table, a movie, and a drawing to win tickets to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Refreshments will be provided. Limit one free comic per child or teen while supplies last.

Powell will discuss his work on March, the New York Times best-selling graphic novel and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, which tells the story of Congressman John Lewis’ experience in the Civil Rights Movement.

The Arkansas native and former Little Rock musician began self-publishing comics at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2000 after receiving the Outstanding Cartooning Student award and the Shakespeare & Company Books Self-Publishing Grant.

His work includes the Ignatz Award-winning Swallow Me Whole, the critically acclaimed Any Empire, and a soon-to-be released graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s No. 1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero.

Powell’s talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m., and will be followed by a book signing.