Emmy Award-winning and two-time Glyph Comics award-winning illustrator and
comic artist based in Atlanta. He has received numerous awards and accolades
throughout his career, including the Key to Kansas City for Outstanding Service
to Children, Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Black Age of Comics
Convention and was nominated for the Will Eisner Award - Best Artist category
at the San Diego Comic Con for his work on the critically-acclaimed comic
Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline.
Dawud was born by the name of David Sims and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. in a home where both his mother and father cultivated the arts and self determination, leading to the development of Dawud’s art skills. Dawud started as a well-known street artist and entrepreneur, flourishing into the creator of the Brotherman comic series, which is recognized as a catalyst for the contemporary Black Comic book movement. In January 2016, he released Book One of the all-new Brotherman: Revelation graphic novel series and recently illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel, MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers.
Dawud has also worked in the studio for popular television shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, The Rugrats and MTV’s Daria, as well conceptualizing and storyboarding commercials and other major projects for TBS, Cartoon Network, TRU TV, CNN and more.