Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest

Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest
Abrams Comicarts (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 15. April 2021
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 160 Seiten
978-1-4197-4912-4 (ISBN)
From Nate Powell, the National Book Award-winning artist of March, a
collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of
necessary protest

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, Protest, 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.

Each essay tracks Powell's journey from the night of the
election-promising his four-year-old daughter that Trump will never win,
to the reality of the Republican presidency, protesting the
administration's policies, and navigating the complications of teaching
his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming
increasingly dangerous and more and more polarized. While six of the
seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included "About
Face," a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The
seventh and final essay will contextualize the myriad events of 2020
with the previous four years-from the COVID-19 pandemic to global
protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder to the 2020 presidential
election itself-highlighting both the consistencies and inversions of
widely shared experiences and observations amidst a massive social

As Powell moves between subjective and objective
experiences raising his children-depicted in their childhood innocence
as imaginary anthropomorphic animals-he reveals the electrifying sense
of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also
explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they grow up and help shape the direction and future of this country.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • mit Schutzumschlag (bedruckt)
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 165 mm
978-1-4197-4912-4 (9781419749124)
Nate Powell is a National Book Award-winning cartoonist whose work includes civil rights icon John Lewis's historic March trilogy, Come Again, Two Dead, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, and The Silence of Our Friends. Powell
has also received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner
Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Comic-Con International Inkpot
Award, two Ignatz Awards, and the Walter Dean Myers Award. He has
discussed his work at the United Nations, on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, PBS, CNN, and Free Speech TV. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana. You can visit him online at

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