Marcel L. (M.L.) Walker is a Pittsburgh, PA-based freelance artist specializing in graphic prose (a.k.a. "comic books"), illustration, and graphic design. He's an expert on social applications for the graphic-prose arts, with a mission of championing comic books as a force for social good.
Marcel writes and draws graphic prose, and teaches workshops and classes on comic-books and the narrative arts. His clients have included The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his freelance work, he's currently the Lead Artist and Project Coordinator for CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST, an ongoing educational series published by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.
Since 2016, Marcel has served on the Board of Directors for the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of the Comic and Cartoon Arts; he's presided as board president since 2018.
His creative writing services have included literary reviews for publication, arts-related event documentation, prose fiction, comic-book scripts, and poetry.
In 2016, Marcel won two regional awards for his work: from The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments he received an Advancing Black Art in Pittsburgh Award, and from The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council he was given an Artists Opportunity Grant. In 2017, he was voted Best Local Cartoonist by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper. In 2018, he became a BMe Community Genius Fellow.
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