January 3, 2018

Press Release

January 3, 2018-Big City Entertainment announces the inclusion of artwork and memorabilia from the Brotherman Comics series into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), located in Washington, DC.  The historical and unique materials are to be included in its Archive collection for use in research and exhibitions.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline Comic book series was created and published by brothers, Dawud Anyabwile, Guy A. Sims, and Jason Sims in 1990 under the banner of the now defunct Big City Comics, Inc.  In 2007, Dawud Anyabwile formed Big City Entertainment, Inc., a multi-media and publishing company with Guy A. Sims as Head Writer.

Brotherman is the continuing story of a man drawn deeper into the darkness to bring light to those who have lost all hope.  Beyond the art and storylines, the impact of Brotherman has and continues to be the creative catalyst for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities; Brotherman is noted as a major catalyst for the modern day Black comic book movement.

Dawud Anyabwile, from Philadelphia, PA, is an Emmy Award winning artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur.  He has shared his artistic talents with major companies such as Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Harper Collins Publishing, and Scholastic.

Recipient of numerous awards: Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention; Glyph Comics Award for Best Artist; the Key to Kansas city for Outstanding service to Children; nominated for the Will Eisner Award-Best Artist at the San Diego Comic Con (1992).

Guy A. Sims, from Philadelphia, PA, is the Head Writer for Big City Entertainment.  He is the recipient of Best Story for Brotherman: Revelation graphic novel from the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention; Recognition from the Junior Library Guild Selection for the graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ novel, Monster; Author of the Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline comic book series; Writer of the Brotherman graphic novel, Revelation; Author of The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim series; Author of Living Just A Little (novel)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

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