Sounds of Your Name by Nate Powell
Softcover paperback Feb. 2007 (3000 copies) Second Edition Microcosm Publishing
Very fine condition (Back cover has a 1/4" tear)
Picture is a scan of this copy
Sounds of Your Name collects Nate Powell's zines and comics, including his first two books, Tiny Giants and It Disappears (published by Soft Skull). 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.
He captures that most elusive thing that disappears with age: wonder. If most people spend their entire lives longing for past episodes from their youth, then Nate addresses that longing, covering his pages with lost wonder, and offering it, wholeheartedly, back to us. His work offers the hope we might never grow old, and that even if we do, our dreams are always within reach. The power of his work is a reminder of the persistance of joy.