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Friday, June 22, 2018

No Small Talk, Ep 21: Nate Powell

Posted By and on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:05 PM

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This week, we sit down with National Book Award-winning comic book artist Nate Powell and talk about his work on the "March" trilogy, 90s-era Little Rock punk and Powell's forthcoming graphic novel, "Come Again."


But first, a bit of entertainment news:

Magic Cropdusters has a new EP (what?!), “Snowfall.” Burt Taggart of Max Recordings filled us in on the details via email, and you can check out the EP on Spotify here or on iTunes here.

Do we have any parents who listen in? Or people with modest budgets who are free on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings? Regal Cinemas is doing $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings this summer: "Iron Giant," "The LEGO Movie," "Curious George" and others. Check em out.

Finally, there's a new trailer for Mortuus Pater Pictures' “Antiquities,” the Arkansas-made film from Daniel Campbell and Graham Gordy that premiered last week at Hollywood's "Dance With Films" festival.


And, we sit down and talk with Eisner- and National Book Award-winning North Little Rock native Nate Powell about his work on the "March" trilogy, his forthcoming graphic novel "Come Again" and his early days in a group called Soophie Nun Squad. Give a listen, and check out David Koon's 2017 cover story in the Arkansas Times about all the "good trouble" Powell's been making over the years.

click to enlarge From "Come Again." - NATE POWELL
  • Nate Powell
  • From "Come Again."

Finally, we make some recommendations:

Omaya suggests you clear your calendar Sunday afternoon for "Beers & Queers," a collaboration between Kaleidoscope Film Festival and Argenta Arts Foundation in celebration of National Pride Day.

Stephanie recommends you absorb (or better yet, buy a copy of) Stephanie Elizondo Griest's fantastic essay, "Art Against the Wall," from Issue 88 of the Oxford American magazine.

The Move: Stephanie suggests you go see (and hear!) Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, tonight at the Clinton Presidential Center. It's free to attend, but you do need to reserve your spot here or by calling 501-748-0425.

Read more about that in this week's To-Do List, and thanks for listening!

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