John Paul Brammer

John Paul Brammer is a Brooklyn-based author, illustrator, columnist, and consultant who pens the popular LGBTQ advice column ¡Hola Papi! and published a memoir by the same name. His writing and illustrations have appeared in publications like Food & Wine and The Washington Post, and he sells his artwork through an online print shop.


John Paul Brammer is an author, illustrator, and columnist who was raised in rural Oklahoma and is now based in Brooklyn. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a degree in professional writing, he worked as a journalist for outlets including The Guardian, NBC News, Teen Vogue, and Conde Nast, and in 2017 began his wildly popular LGBTQ/Latino advice column ¡Hola Papi! on Substack.

In 2021, Simon & Schuster published his memoir of essays by the same name, and a year later the book was optioned by Funny or Die to become a scripted series. In addition to his work as a journalist and advice columnist, John Paul has freelanced as a writer and illustrator, with his work appearing in publications like Food & Wine, The Washington Post, Guernica, Catapult, and O Magazine. He also sells his art through, an online print shop. Finally, John Paul has worked as a consultant for The Trevor Project and Netflix's LGBTQ social channel The Most.


John Paul graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a degree in professional writing.

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