Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award Wining artist, illustrator and co-creator of the groundbreaking Comic Book Series, Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline.
He and his brother Guy A. Sims, the writer and co-creator of Brotherman Comics, are pioneers of the contemporary Independent Black Comic Book movement. Selling over 750,000 copies in the early 1990's without a major distributor and have currently released Book One of a three part graphic novel series entitled "Brotherman: Revelation". Dawud Anyabwile has shared his artistic talent with major companies such as Houghton Mifflin, Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Nickelodeon, Harper Collins Publishing, Scholastic and many others as a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator and concept artist.
Dawud has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in 2015, Glyph Comics Award for Best Artist 2016, the Key to Kansas City for Outstanding Service to Children and was nominated for the Will Eisner Award - Best Artist category at the San Diego Comic Con in 1992.
Dawud has also been acknowledged, recognized and interviewed on television, radio and print media with BET News, America's Most Wanted 1992, CBS News Nightwatch 1993, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Vibe Magazine, LA Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Ebony Man Magazine, PARENTING, Black Enterprise Magazine and a host of others.
When Dawud is not working on his illustrations, he is teaching art classes to young students, giving artist talks and participating in community events.