Bugs, Drugs, and Talking Wizards: Exclusive Comics Excerpt From Prize-Nominated Swallow Me Whole

Yesterday, Nate Powell's Swallow Me Whole became the first graphic novel to be nominated for an L.A. Times Book Prize since Art Spiegelman's Maus. Inventive and heartfelt, Swallow Me Whole is the story of two teenage step-siblings struggling not only with adolescence but with the voices in their heads. It's a brave and beautifully told story, evocatively drawn and full of surprises; though it's nominated in Young Adult Literature, it's a book that will appeal to intelligent readers of all ages.