If you love comic books and are a sneakerhead, MariSole is for you. MariSole was created in conjunction with the NIKE SNKRS app for the Jordan Brand. From the series summary, “Marisol Mercedes Garcia—or Mari for short—is your average teenage girl from Washington Heights, New York City. And like any teenager in Anytown, USA, she’s still trying to figure things out: who she is, whether she’ll make friends at her new school, and which corner of her room is best for filming TikToks.“
What makes Mari exceptional is not just her shining personality but her love for all things sneakers–your girl’s got deep shoe game. And her ultimate muse? The Air Jordan I–the shoe that started it all and her gateway into the culture.
But what makes Mari really, really special? She’s the star of her very own Jordan Brand webcomic, MariSole. Be on the lookout for Issue No. 2.5 soon!
The book features an awesome Afro-Latinx protagonist and the talented creative team includes writer Jamila Rowser (Wash Day, Sun and Sand Comic Anthology), and artists Robyn Smyth (Wash Day, NUBIA: Real One) and Erin O’Neill Jones (Living Heroes, DC Comics Wonderful Women of History). The project’s creative director is Jordan Dinwiddie for W+K.