Sounds of Your Name

Sounds of Your Name

by Nate Powell (Microcosm, 2006; Top Shelf digital, 2012)

Sounds of Your Name, originally published by Microcosm Publishing in 2006, collects Nate Powell's zines and comics from 1998-2004, including his first two books, Tiny Giants and It Disappears. His intricate, sometimes chaotic drawings examine the complications that come with passing from childhood into adulthood. Renderings of friends and family scattered across the country paint tender, sweaty, and memory-soaked portraits of small town life and beyond. Nate addresses the uneasy existential inquiries that bloom in youth and invokes all the elements of great coming of age novels with only a few dozen words.

This Nate Powell wittily, even surgically, cuts to the bone. Observant, intimate cartooning, anchored with a nice, punchy use of black. Good comics.
— Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300
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