I first came across Nate Powell's work a number of years ago when his book Tiny Giants was (barely) released by Soft Skull Press. In recent years he wrote and illustrated two great graphic novels, Swallow Me Whole and Any Empire, which was released last year. In a departure his new book The Silence of Our Friends, which has just been released by First Second Books, is one that he did not write. The story of a young white family who moved to the Houston in the late sixties and find themselves at the heart of the Civil Rights movement. The book feels like one of Powell's books in terms of the look and design and in speaking with Powell it was interesting to learn that he's now working as a full-time artist with a few more books in progress. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next.