Talking with comic book artist, Jamar Nicholas, on Artblog Radio!

Jamar Nicholas talks about his work as a comic book artist and educator (he teaches narrative storytelling at Drexel) in this lively podcast interview. -- Artblog editor

Jamar Nicholas wears a number of hats, as do many artists. He’s a teacher — he teaches narrative storywriting at Drexel and has taught at Moore College of Art and Design and Arcadia University; he is Fine Arts Curatorial and Administrative Assistant at Arcadia University Art Gallery, and he makes his art — drawings of narratives that become comic books about superheroes, like the Hip Hop Cop Detective Boogaloo, which ran — daily — in the Philadelphia Metro in 2015.

Leon, Protector of the Playground, by Jamar Nicholas, coming this Fall to a bookstore near you.
Leon, Protector of the Playground, by Jamar Nicholas, coming soon to a bookstore near you.

Jamar’s current project is the 100-page comic, “Leon, the Protector of the Playground,” about a boy superhero, which will debut late summer, 2016.

Jamar is a leader in the black comics world. He shows his work and is a frequent panelist at Wizard World; he participates and is a leader in the East Coast Black Age of Comics convention, for which he hosts the Glyph Awards.

Jamar Nicholas
Jamar Nicholas, at the Galleries at Moore Mixlr radio booth.

A community-spirited artist/educator, Jamar supports, mentors and befriends young artists, and he’s delighted when young fans cosplay his characters, as one young lady did at a recent convention.

Check out his website and social media sites to keep up with Jamar:

Thank you, Galleries at Moore MixLR radio channel, for providing Artblog and the community with the wonderful resource to broadcast and capture the voices and thoughts of the artists of Philadelphia!