An Emmy Award Winner and double Glyph Comics Award recipient known for his exceptional illustration work. Based in Atlanta, GA, he's garnered various awards, including the Key to Kansas City for his remarkable contributions to children's well-being. Recognized for his achievements, he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. In 1992, he gained attention as a nominee for the Will Eisner Award's Best Artist category at the San Diego Comic Con for his groundbreaking series, BROTHERMAN: Dictator of Discipline.
Dawud has an extensive career in both full-time and freelance roles, showcasing his talent in producing storyboards, background designs, and character designs for film and television projects. His recent accomplishments include illustrating graphic novels and children's books like Becoming Muhammad Ali, The Crossover, Booked, Victory. Stand!, Monster, and Clean Getaway.
Notably, Dawud's artistry has earned him a place in prestigious collections: his original art and artifacts from the Brotherman comics series, as well as his personal creations, are featured in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian's National African American History Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture in Atlanta, and the Clark Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Archives Library.