SDCC ’16: We Shall Overcome – “March” with John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell


By Nancy Powell The line outside Room 23ABC at 9:20 AM Saturday morning was already two deep before staff let people filter into the room nearly half an hour later. School children – Muslims in burqas, black, white, Asian, Hispanic — had taken up many of the early spots. Their roles would be explained later. Regular attendees, […]

SDCC ’16: IDW and Top Shelf announce panels and signings with Gibson, Rep. Lewis, Eastman, Breathed, more


IDW and Top Shelf have united for one mega booth this year, so you’ll get everyone from Eddie Campbell to William Gibson to Congressman John Lewis. WOW. With just a week left until San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and Top Shelf are officially unveiling their schedule for the weekend; including incredible signings, and must-see panels. Take […]

Lewis, Aydin, and Powell’s March featured on CBS This Morning

lewis in costume

Maybe the biggest highlight of a fairly eventful San Diego Comic Con was the moment when Congressman John Lewis cosplayed as himself, donning the trench coat and backpack he wore to march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago. He led a touching children’s march through the halls of […]

Weekend Watching: Rep. John Lewis and Jon Stewart talking graphic novels


Let’s end up this week in comics with an inspiring event: Rep. John Lewis’s full half appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and that by itself is inspiring enough. There was much discussion of the two March graphic […]

Dragon-Con: When Kelly Sue DeConnick Met Congressman John Lewis

kelly sue meets Congressman Lewis

By Kyle Pinion For those unaware, I’m a part of the Dragon Con Comics & Pop Arts Programming Staff. Our job to pull together panels of interest to the attendees on a variety of topics be it fan-based, academic, guest-spotlighting, or a blend of the three. One of the most exciting moments, personally, of Dragon […]

Dragon-Con: Congressman Lewis Hopes Graphic Novel Makes Noise


  By Hannah Lodge A little more than 51 years ago, Rep. John Lewis was one of ten people to speak at the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Of those ten, Lewis is the only one still alive today. 1 of 10. Lewis’s […]

MARCH soars to #12 on Amazon after Rachel Maddow appearance


MARCH made it to Maddow last night, as Rep. John Lewis, co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell appeared on the Rachel Maddow show for a full 10 minute segment which you can watch here: Maddow, who is a regular graphic novel reader, showed love for Powell and the whole project and also mentioned Martin […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – “March Book 1” Interview Special

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s More To Come interview special, Calvin Reid speaks with Andrew Aydin, Rep. John Lewis‘s staffer and his coauthor on the graphic novel March Book One about the […]

Rep. John Lewis promotes March on The Colbert Report


March: Volume 1 has already had pretty huge success since its release at Comic-Con—and last night it got one of the ultimate media accolades—a slot on The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert grilled the civil rights icon on wether graphic novels were serious enough for the Civil Rights movement—but you know, disparagement is Colbert speak for […]