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Dawud Anyabwile


Dawud Anyabwile


Dawud Anyabwile, formerly known as David Sims is an Emmy Award Winning illustrator located in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. He is also the creator of the BROTHERMAN comic book series which is recognized as a catalyst for the contemporary Black Comic Book movement since it's release at the NYC Black Expo in April 1990. Dawud has received numerous awards and accolades including the Key to Kansas City for Outstanding Service to Children and has also been nominated for the Will Eisner Award in 1992 for the BEST ARTIST category.

Dawud was born by the name of David Sims and was raised in Philadelphia, PA where he developed his love for art as an airbrush artist throughout his teenage and young adult years in the the mid to late 80's. He has gained experience working at various production studios in NYC, Hollywood and Atlanta. Dawud has served as character/background and production artist on shows such as The Wild Thornberry's The Rugrats, Daria, Level Up, Harvey Birdman and a host of other commercials, music videos and short film projects including co-producer credits on David Banner's Independent film, WALKING WITH GODS.

Dawud is currently finishing up the all new full color BROTHERMAN: REVELATION graphic novel that will be released at the end of 2015.

Dawud Anyabwile

Books by Dawud Anyabwile

by Dawud Anyabwile and Walter Dean Myers - Crime, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Literary Fiction
MONSTER is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions the ordeal as a movie. MONSTER was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Now MONSTER has been adapted into a graphic novel by Guy Sims, with stunning black-and-white art from Dawud Anyabwile, Guy's brother.