LEON: Protector of the Playground
Leon: Protector of the Playground follows a sixth-grade African American boy through his super-powered world, cheering him on as he figures out the meaning of responsibility and what it means to be a hero. The universe Leon takes place in is one of diversity, as can be witnessed by the school setting where the story takes place.
Jamar Nicholas’s most recent work, combines a hip kid super hero, super villains like Broccoli Rob and Urine Nathan, bullies plotting from detention, and rogue hall monitors, making daily life in a public school setting a smart and super fun graphic novel read.
Won the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity as well as the 2018 Glyph Comic Award for Best Writer.
FIST STICK KNIFE GUN
Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where “sidewalk boys” learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, knife, and, finally, gun. In a stunning pairing, acclaimed comics creator Jamar Nicholas presents Canada’s raw and riveting account, one of the most authentic and important true stories of urban violence ever told.
Won the 2011 Glyph Comic Awards for Best Male Character, and Story of the Year; and the Rising Star Award for Best Self-Publisher.