A celebrity glares. A community burns. A child’s heart breaks. A recipe summons a ghost. A dying woman makes her peace. An art form sustains the spirit. In You Don’t Say, award-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell — of the New York Times Bestseller March, and the Eisner Award-Winning “Graphic Novel of the Year” Swallow Me Whole — collects a decade of powerful short works. Autobiography, fiction, essay comics, collaborations, and more fill these thoughtful, pitch-black pages, comprising rare and previously unreleased material from 2004-2013.
“You Don’t Say is more than just a collection of immaculate stories; it’s also a glimpse at the evolution of one of today’s most gifted storytellers.” — Scott Snyder
“Haunting, poetic, and visually lyrical, You Don’t Say will get stuck in your head — you’ll be humming its tunes long after you’ve closed the book.” — Becky Cloonan
“While the stories plunge readers into diverse situations… they are unified in an overarching theme: how do people reconcile themselves with the world? This question is both central to Powell’s work and highly relevant to teen readers. Elusive, ethereal, and compelling.” — Booklist
“Powell’s powerful art eschews gentle shading for sharp lines and inky black pools that frame the emotional context… when the art and text come together, everything works.” — Publishers Weekly
“Anything that Nate Powell writes and draws is pretty much a must-read… As a writer, he’s both honest and compassionate, exploring topics like mental illness and childhood cruelty with authenticity. As an artist, he’s inventive, expressive, and constantly shifting his style to suit the story.” — Comics Alliance
176 page black and white paperback with color covers and French flaps.
Top Shelf, 2015
Diamond Code: MAR150332