Jamar Nicholas is a wonderful, talented comic book artist I had the pleasure of meeting many years ago at a now-defunct fan convention called Wildcat Con. It was my first con and I was attempting to set up my booth with little success. He heard my mutterings and popped through the curtain to assist me.
Since then, I've followed his work and career. He's won many awards for his ground-breaking comics, namely Fist Stick Knife Gun and LEON: Protector of the Playground. (Those are affiliate links.) I also reviewed LEON: Protector of the Playground for Media Medusa.
I was beyond flattered when he asked me to be a guest on his podcast, Thank You for Having Me. When I asked why, he said — hold onto your butts — that I'm an “agent for change.” (I'm still fanning myself.)
We had THE BEST conversation. We talked about feminism, what it's like to be a “brand,” old school vs. new school marketing, body positivity and a lot more.
To see the full video, you have to subscribe to his Patreon. Trust me, it's worth it, especially if you love comics and art. He talks to comic book writers and artists about their process, about the times, and even takes you behind the scenes of his own stuff. It costs about the same as buying a Grande Mocha once a month.
You can also follow Jamar on your favorite social media platform. (He's super active on Facebook.)
Like I said, I highly recommend joining his Patreon. It's an easy and affordable way to support a wonderful artist who's out there pushing for change.