Education

Central High School of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

1983

 

Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers University 
New Brunswick, NJ 1984

 

Tyler School of Art
Temple University
Elkins Park, PA 1985

 

Employment History

Big City Entertainment, Inc.

Owner/Illustrator

Atlanta, GA

2007 - Present
 

Storyboard Artist

NOIR - Movie Pitch Project - 2020

20th Century Fox - "Goosebumps 2" - 2018

BET - "The Bobby Brown Story" - 2018

Fox 2000 Pictures - "Love, Simon" - 2018
Coto/Katz Productions - "24 Legacy" - 2017

20th Century Fox - "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" - 2017

 

Production Designer
Turner Studios
Atlanta, GA

2001 - 2014
 

Character Designer
The Wild Thornberrys/The Rugrats Television Series
Klasky Csupo
Hollywood, CA
1997 - 1999

 

Layout Artist

"Daria" Animated Series

MTV Animation

NYC 1996

 

Production Designer
Hokus Pokus Pink/Passport to Peril
Pink Panther CD Rom games
Wanderlust Interactive
NYC 1996

 

Storyboard Artist

Music Video - "Big Pun ft. Joe - "I'm Not A Player"

NYC 1997
 

Lead Illustrator/Owner

Big City Comics, Inc.

Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline Comics Series
Irving, TX/ Philadelphia, PA 1990 - 1996

 

Partial Client List
Random House - Children's Book - "Clean Getaway" 2020

Houghton Mifflin - Graphic Novel - "CROSSOVER" 2019

Tyler Perry Productions/BET - Storyboards - "Secrets of the Salon" - 2018
BET - The Bobby Brown Story - Storyboards - 2018

FOX TV Series - 24 Legacy - Storyboards - 2017

20th Century Fox - Storyboards "Love Simon" -  2017

BET - The QUAD - Storyboards - 2017
20th Century Fox - Storyboards "Diary of A Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul" 2016
Pixel Pirate Studio
Harper Collins Publishing - Illustrator "MONSTER - The Graphic Novel" By Walter Dean Myers/Adaptation by Guy A. Sims 2015
Cartoon Network
NBA TV
TNT
TBS
TRU TV

CNN

Scholastic

Nickelodeon
BannerVision - Co-Producer/Storyboards "Walking With Gods" 2014
Gorilla Tactix Studios
Just Us Books

Rooftop Records

 

Archived History
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Awards and Recognition
Best Artist - Glyph Award for Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline - Revelation - Graphic Novel 2016
Story of the Year - Glyph Award for Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline - Revelation - Graphic Novel 2016

Nomination for Best Character (Antonio Valor) - Glyph Award for Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline - Revelation - Graphic Novel 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award - Presented by The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention - Philadelphia - 2015

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement
Public Service Announcement for Dalai Lama

Turner Studios
Atlanta, GA June 2008

 

Key to the City of Kansas City for Outstanding Service to Children

Presented for the works on the Brotherman Comic Book publication
Kansas City, MO 1992

 

1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominee
Best Comic Book Artist nominees were:

Sergio Aragones, for Groo the Wanderer (Marvel/Epic)
Simon Bisley, for Batman: Judgement on Gotham (DC)
David Chelsea, for David Chelsea In Love (Eclipse)
Paul Chadwick, for Concrete: Fragile Creature (Dark Horse)
Will Eisner, for To the Heart of the Storm (Kitchen Sink)
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, for Twilight (DC)
Frank Miller, for "Sin City," in Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
Dawud Anyabwile (fka David Sims), for Brotherman (Big City Comics) 

San Diego Comicon 1992

 

Solo Exhibitions
Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition VI
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Youth Art Connection
Atlanta, GA September 2013

 

Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition V
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Urban Yoga Foundation
Harlem, NY June 2012

 

Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition IV
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Virginia Tech - Perspective Gallery
Blacksburg, VA February 2011

 

Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition III
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Atlanta, GA March, 2010 - June, 2010

 

Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition II
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Studio Clout Gallery
Atlanta, GA October 2009

 

Drawing From The Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Exhibition I
A display of the works of Dawud Anyabwile supported by a lecture and presentation.
Art on 5 Gallery
Atlanta, GA July 2009

 

Group Exhibitions
17: The Revolution Will Be Visualized
A collection of 17 new pieces of contemporary art in different styles and different mediums by 17 Visual Revolutionaries
that celebrate the memory of Trayvon Martin.
Curated by renowned artist and author Andre LeRoy Davis.

Brooklyn/New Rochelle/Harlem 2014
 

Standing on The Shoulders of Giants
The Art Show that pays tribute to Black History, Art and Culture
Art of Giving Gallery
Atlanta, GA 2013

 

Fantastic Blackness: Politics of the Black Superhero
The Small Gallery, California State University Northridge
Co-curated by: Adilifu Nama and John Jennings
Los Angeles, CA 2012

 

Invisible Ink: Black Independent Comix
Architecture Building Atrium, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 2011

 

Art Beats and Lyrics
Urban art exhibition
Atlanta, GA 2011

Art Beats and Lyrics
Urban art exhibition
Atlanta, GA 2010

 

Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics
The Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-curated by: Damian Duffy and John Jennings
Champaign, IL 2008

 

The Souls of Black Manga: 50 Years of the American Studies Dept.
Co-curated by: Damian Duffy and John Jennings
Doshisha University
Kyoto, Japan 2008

 

My Uzi Weighs a Ton
Art On 5 Gallery
Atlanta, GA 2007

 

Panelist

A Disucssion on Repairing the Black Image through Comics and Fantasy Art

Panelists include International Singer/Songwriter DONNIE and Professor Griff of Public Enemy

ONYXCON 6

Atlanta, GA

August 2015

 

Panelist

BLACK COMIX: forging new possibilities through social activism

Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, GA

September 2015

 

Panelist/Lecturer
Ain’t No Such Thing As A Superman
A Discussion on the conscious community of Black comic books and graphic novels.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Atlanta, GA October 2013

 

Panelist
The Business of Africana in the Popular Arts
Dawud Anyabwile joins a wide variety of professional African American artists and writers to discuss
the business of the arts for Black creatives.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Atlanta, GA August 2012

 

Lecturer
Invited to do Art presentation and lecture on Brotherman comics and it’s impact on the comic book industry.
Tate Student Center's Grand Hall
University of Georgia Athens
February 2011

 

VA Tech Black Students Union
A special lecture and presentation for the Black Students Union elaborating on the life and art of
Dawud Anyabwile.
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
February 2011

 

Panelist
"Alien Encounters: Exploring the Presence of the Africana Culture in Comic Books, Graphic Novel and Animation"
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Atlanta, GA
Sept. 2010

 

Panelist
"From Digital Divide to Digital Inequality: Bridging the Market-Driven Literacy Gap" 
Aired Live on C-SPAN
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Harlem, NY July, 2010

 

Panelist
Color of Comics: Does It Matter?
Is there a need for race and multi-cultural representation in comics? Does the presence or absence of certain people in
an entertainment medium affect the way they are perceived in the real world?
Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL November 2009

 

Lecturer/Presentation
International Black Man Film Festival
Presented and Lectured at Film Festival celebrating the state of Black Male Masculinity in film and mass media.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Atlanta, GA November 2009

 

Lecturer/Presentation
My focus was on sharing my experience as an entrepreneur and as a corporate employee. The pros and cons of each
and my choice to live my dreams as an artist and business owner.
DeKalb County Public Library - Covington Library
Decatur, GA December 2009

 

Lecturer
Teen Read Week
Presented and Lectured at three different Library locations throughout Atlanta on careers in Art, comics and animation.
Atlanta/Fulton County Public Library System
East Point LibrarySouthwest Regional Library
Central Library October 2009

 

Panelist
ONYXCON
A Conference/Convention celebrating the very best of the impact, contributions, and presence of the African Diaspora
in Popular Arts and culture.
Atlanta, GA August 2009

 

Lecturer/Presentation
Presented and Lectured on my art and philosophy, independent publishing and my experiences working for major
production studios.
Savanna College of Art and Design
Atlanta, GA January 2009

 

Panelist
East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)
A discussion on the Black presence in comics and independent publishing.
Philadelphia, PA May 2007

 

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)
Philadelphia, PA May 2006

 

Curran-Fromhold Jail and Detention Center
Participated in Artists outreach program to inspire young men. Demonstrating the process of sequential art and storytelling.

Philadelphia 1995
 

Documentaries
White Scripts and Black Supermen

Producer: Dr. Jonathan Gayles
2012

 

Television/Radio/Print
Arsenio Hall 1991
America’s Most Wanted 1992
CBS News Nightwatch 1993
Our Texas Magazine - Cover Story
BET News
BET Screen Scene
Teen Summit - BET
Ebony Man Magazine
Essence Magazine
USA Today
Parenting Magazine
Source Magazine
Vibe Magazine
Any Magazine - Tokyo, Japan
JJ on Atlanta - Peachtree TV
The West
Philadelphia Daily News
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dallas Morning News
Black Enterprise Magazine
Houston Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Voice

News 11 - Dallas

Minority Opportunity News

About Time Magazine - Cover Story

Dallas Weekly - Cover Story

Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Tribune

LA Times

Philadelphia Tribune

Washington DC AFRO

Los Angeles WAVE
The Final Call

The Philadelphia Sun

Comics Journal
Made In Magazine - BC, Canada

Ebony Magazine - Digital

Tavis Smiley Show

URB MAgazine

Dirt MAgazine

Street Sound Magazine - Canada

Urban Voice of Comics Magazine (Cover Story)

Made In Magazine - Canada

Visions - Philadelphia

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - NPR Radio

Bob Ray Sanders KLIF Radio - Dallas, TX

Robert Ashley Show, KHVN - Dallas, TX

John Wiley Price Show - Dallas, TX

Positively Black with Junious Stanton - WHAT Radio - Philadelphia, PA
 

 

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