Forging your own path, Jin Wicked on joy, pain, experimentation, and the magic of mad gremlin energy!

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Jin came in to talk about their personal journey with creativity, making comics, gender, and their journey to self-realization. This is one of the most powerful shows we’ve ever recorded.

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Guest Bio

Jin Wicked is a 41 year-old, agender/non-binary visual and performance artist, illustrator, podcaster, and writer on the autism spectrum who works with the guiding philosophy that, Life is art. Jin is most well-known for introspective blogging, multiple slice-of-life webcomic series, meticulous ink illustrations, and their Happy Happy Rat mascots. Jin Wicked’s autobiographical work explores the complexity of identity and self-image, and fearlessly bridges the gap between colourful humour and difficult subject matter such as anxiety, depression, love, mental illness, and neurodiversity.

In addition to comics, Jin produces studio art, skit comedy and creative videos, podcasts and readings, photography, essays, poetry, beaded jewelry, floral design, other crafts, and one-of-a-kind desserts. A Texas native, Jin Wicked moved to the Saint Paul, Minnesota, area in 2015. Original artwork, books, T-shirts, and other merchandise are available to purchase online directly from the artist.

Jin Wicked uses they/she pronouns.

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About the show

The Panel Garden is an interview show, where we explore the minds and the creative processes of the comics creators and occasional other creative types you love. We cover the whole spectrum of comics creativity, from writers and pencilers to editors and inkers. We also feature hot new talent for you to sink your teeth into. Not literally though. That would be weird.

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