Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based artist and educator, dedicating his career to helping young people realize the power of visual narrative. Recent works include adapting and illustrating Geoffrey Canada’s Fist Stick Knife Gun; Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop, serialized in the US Metro newspapers (Philadelphia, NYC and Boston); and Leon: Protector of the Playground, which won the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2018. He is also a writer and columnist for DRAW! Magazine, the How-To source for comic and animation professionals, as well as co-host of the Pencil To Pencil Podcast with industry legends Mike Manley and Bret Blevins. Jamar’s first in his three-book series, Leon the Extraordinary (Scholastic Graphix) launched in August 2022.
It Ain’t Hard to Tell: Live!
Saturday September 9, 2023 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm | Room: 343-344
Since the pandemic, Mike Hawthorne (Batman) and Jamar Nicholas (LEON The Extraordinary) have collaborated on a podcast series where they answer questions from their Patreon supporters. You can be part of the show as the two friends talk about any and everything!
Sunday September 10, 2023 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm | Room: Kids Love Comics Area
Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!