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story.lead_photo.caption Nate Powell, a Little Rock native who is having success as a comics writer and illustrator. His graphic novel "Swallow me Whole" won the Eisner award, the industry equivalent of an Oscar. - Photo by ben krain

Nate Powell’s graphic novels are about dreams and enigmas, not superheroes, but the story of Powell’s success packs all the swoosh and surprise of a comic-book adventure: North Little Rock boy yearns to be a comic-book artist, the story goes. He keeps drawing night after night, year after year, in obscurity.

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Style, Pages 27 on 06/07/2011

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