About Me

My name is John Paul Brammer. I’m a writer and artist from rural Oklahoma currently based in Brooklyn. I run the advice column ¡Hola Papi!, published here on Substack and am the author of a memoir-in-essays of the same name. The book has since been named an editors’ choice by the New York Times and been nominated for a Lammy.

My words and illustrations can be found in The Washington Post, where I am a contributing columnist, as well as in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Guernica, and many more.

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Thank you so much for reading, and I’m excited to share more with you in the future!



John Paul Brammer
Author, illustrator, and advice columnist engaging in general jotería.