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DAWUD ANYABWILE, INDIE COMIX ARTIST/CO-CREATOR OF BROTHERMAN, ON BROTHERMAN REVELATION (MF GALAXY 125)

THE ORIGINS OF THE GROUNDBREAKING INDIE COMIC; AVOIDING THE 1990s COMICS INDUSTRY CRASH WITH STUNNING INDIE DISTRIBUTION SUCCESS; ARTISTS WHO WERE HIS BEST ALLIES IN LAUNCHING HIS BUSINESS

Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline is one of the most celebrated indie comics ever to be published in the United States. Brotherman is the creation of two siblings: writer Guy A. Sims and artist-writer Dawud Anyabwile. While Marvel and DC today struggle to sell many of their titles in the low thousands, the original eleven issues of the black-and-white Brotherman comic sold a total of 750,000 copies via indie channels from African-American bookstores to barbershops and Black Expos.

Many credit Brotherman with fueling the growth of African-American comics in the 1990s. Now after a long hiatus, the series is back, not as individual pamphlet comics but in graphic novel form. Brotherman: Revelation – Book One is now out and it’s as engaging and gorgeous as ever—maybe even more now that it’s in f…

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