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Jamar Nicholas
Jamar Nicholas
Adjunct Professor


Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He has taught and lectured on the topic of comics creation at numerous institutions, dedicating his career to empowering young people to create their own cartoons and comics, helping them realize the power of visual narrative. 

Some of his works include adapting and illustrating Geoffrey Canada's Fist Stick Knife Gun; full-color comic strip, Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop, that was serialized in the US Metro newspapers (Philadelphia, NYC and Boston) and his newest middle-grade graphic novel, Leon: Protector of the Playground, his project which was honored with the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity and GLYPH Comics Award for Best Writer of 2018.  

He is also a writer and columnist for DRAW! Magazine, the How-To source for comic book and animation professionals, and was a host of the COMIC BOOK DINER podcast, focusing on the business of comics.

Professor Nicholas is the instructor for Writing for Comic Books, SCRP 260.