#77 Marcel Lamont Walker
I cannot draw, I truly don’t have great penmanship either, so I am constantly in awe of folks that have this ability. I think most of us are “drawn” to them, the creatives. Having a talent that may take some shaping, but is really THERE. I feel as though my first form of influential artwork was comics. I loved them. I am sad to say, that Barbie was one of the first ones I had because of my catholic grade school upbringing. Anything I didn’t get to smuggle in, was provided for by my older brother, and sister.
I will admit, they had a great *ahem* book and film collection that was well past my years, but no comics. Barbie was the only subscription service allowed to be delivered to the house I could go into the whole theory about self esteem, and why this, for me was a poor subscription choice from my parents, but that’s what I got. Shortly after Barbie, came Batman. What a jump, a release, a slight breath of seeing a glimmer of who I am as a person. Someone I could relate to, finally look up to, and envision myself working side by side. Yes, I know…. Batman.
I would think that this is pretty standard for folks that enjoy comics. Which is why, after my long rant (thank you for humoring me), I present to you a man with ridiculous talent, creativity, and passion, Marcel Lamont Walker.
I met Marcel at a Toonseum event through our mutual friend Stu Neft. He was instantly likable, and I found him to be genuine in his enthusiasm about….. everything. I feel rather confident in saying that people who have met Marcel, would say he is a spot of sunshine. It is always refreshing to meet someone, and know quickly that you would like to hang out with them more than a passing greeting. Marcel was very much this person.
Aside from having a long list of creative traits- musician (yes the man can sing too!, author, teacher, writer, artist, photographer, and illustrator. He has things that I just wanted to chat with him about, mainly his comic Hero Corp., International, and the collaborative effort with The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh called, CHUTZ- POW! Superheroes Of the Holocaust.
I have a in depth and charming interview with him. I loved having him on my show, and you will love all of the inspirational things he has to say. Enjoy.
ALSO! Contest Giveaway!-
Marcel is giving away a big prize to a lucky winner! 1 pair of Chutz-Pow comics AND a personal sketch of YOURSELF as a super hero! WHAT! How cool is that!?
Ways To Enter-
-Subscribe to Marta On The Move Newsletter below!
-Go to MOTM Facebook– Like the pinned post, SHARE and TAG Marta On The Move Podcast and two friends!
Winner is pulled in two weeks for the release of my episode with City Of Play! God speed!
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