Indiana artist brings civil rights movement to life in book

February 20, 2015 2:27 PM

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Nate Powell knows how to multitask. The father of one (soon to be two) wakes up at 5:30 a.m. on a typical day to have some time for himself. He's used to a hectic schedule, though: He's been self-publishing his stories and artwork since age 14. He's been illustrating and storytelling fulltime for six years, but the way he views the process hasn't changed much over time.

When he lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, there was one comic book store in town. The owner gave Powell and his partner some shelf space, and they released their first issue. Powell realized that by the time his second issue was released, the first issue was entirely sold out. From that point on, Powe...

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