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Dawud Anyabwile
American comic book artist

Dawud Anyabwile

Dawud Anyabwile
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Intro American comic book artist
Is Comics artist Illustrator Artist Educator Art educator Business executive Businessperson
From United States of America
Type Academia Arts Business Creativity Education Humor
Gender male
Birth 6 February 1965, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 57 years
Star sign Aquarius
Siblings: Guy A. Sims
Rutgers University
Temple University
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Tyler School of Art
Glyph Comics Award for Best Artist 2016
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Dawud Anyabwile (b. February 6, 1965, in Philadelphia) is an African-American comic book artist. He is the illustrator of Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline comics, and C.E.O. of Big City Entertainment. He also has an artist archive at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dawud Anyabwile graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia. After high school, he attended Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University for a year (1983–84) followed by Tyler School of Art at Temple University for a year (1985).

He began his career as an artist in 1984 by airbrushing T-shirts at The Gallery Mall of Philadelphia.

In 1989, he collaborated with his brother Guy A. Sims to create and self-publish the Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline comic book series. Guy A. Sims wrote and Dawud Anyabwile illustrated eleven Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline issues. The first one was published April 1990 and the last one was published July 1996.

Anyabwile worked for WanderLust Interactive in New York City on the Pink Panther CD Rom games and for MTV on Daria in 1996. Then, he relocated to California to work for Klasky Csupo on The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats from 1999 to 2001. Finally, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he landed a production designer position at Turner Studios from 2005-2013. There he created storyboards and many other forms of design work for brands such as Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, Boomerang, Turner Sports, NBA TV and many more.

In 2015, Anyabwile once again collaborated with his brother Guy A. Sims and colorist Brian McGee to publish part one of a new graphic novel series for Brotherman: Dictator of Disciple called Revelation through Big City Entertainment.

He also illustrated Walter Dean Myer's Monster: A Graphic Novel in 2015 which is an adaptation of Walter Dean Myer's original novel, Monster. Guy A. Sims wrote the graphic novel.


Year Work Award Association
2016 Revelation: Brotherman - Dictator of Discipline Best Artist Glyph Comics Awards
Story of the Year
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
2008 Dalai Lama Television Spot Announcements Excellence Southeast Emmy Awards
1992 Brotherman Outstanding Service to Children Key to the City of Kansas City
Brotherman Best Comic Book Artist Eisner Award
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