BROTHERMAN COMICS INCLUDED IN SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
Big City Entertainment Partners With Emory University
By Victoria Comella | Emory University
Aug. 30, 2017
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From the moment Brotherman hit the streets, a generation of artists and would-be artists saw that depictions of themselves was not only possible but cool. They realized that not only did they have stories to tell but now a different and unique vehicle to tell it.
They found the confidence that images of heroism, strength, intellect, and love, was neither monolithic nor absent from their own images.
The impact of Brotherman has and continues to be the creative catalyst for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities; There is a truth that transcends boundaries
Co-Creator/Illustrator Emmy Award Winner, Dawud Anyabwile is the creator and illustrator of the Brotherman Comics series which was conceptualized in 1989 and introduced at the NYC Black Expo in May 1990. He and his brothers teamed up to produce the Brotherman comics series which is recognized as the spark for the current, modern day Black Comics/Superhero movement.
Co-Creator/Writer Guy A. Sims is the principle writer for the Brotherman series. He is also the author of The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim and the critically acclaimed novel, Living Just A Little.
Master Colorist Master colorist, Brian McGee, illustrator and art director, has a storied career working with industry giants such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Turner/Cartoon Network, Viacom/MTV and Sony Pictures to name a few.
Revelation Graphic Novel
Guy A Sims
Duke Denim jumps into action in the debut novella, Hold’Em Close. A missing socialite puts into motion a tale of deceit, uncontrollable fury, millions in insurance money, broken hearts, and broken jaws. From high brow restaurants to unfinished skyscrapers, Duke Denim uncovers a city full of secrets and why people want to Hold’em Close.
Duke Denim is back and the streets of Big City are tangled with murder and mystery. You better use a glove if you touch the sidewalks because they’re hot…just like the action. Beginning with a garden variety ghoulish sandlot surprise to an all-out green thumbed knuckle brawl, Duke is finding twice the questions, twice the peril, and twice the heartache in Big City. Danger is growing and it’s going to take the skills, strength, and wit of Duke Denim to mow it down. There is a Silver Rose growing in Big City and you better watch out for its thorns.
The music business is a killer and nobody knows it better than Big City’s newest singer, Songbird Gates. Nervous nightclub owners…shifty agents…greedy gangsters…all stand in her way as she climbs the scales to stardom.
Duke Denim returns to take it to the flipside and finds out what puts the hit in a hit song. While Songbird belts out the high notes, Duke’s in for some low blows. It’s a calloused concert of crime and calamity. Duke better be sharp or somebody’s going to be flat.
It’s Amazing! It’s Stupendous! It’s Deadly!
Pennypincher’s Travelling Circus and Spectacles has come to Big City with a carnivalistic cast of tumbling, troublesome, and treacherous fliers, fire breathers, funsters, and frauds. See Duke Denim delve into the depths of deceit, danger, and diabolical damsels. Be amazed by the billowing barrage of busted chops and bombastic backstabbing. Feel the frenzied fervor of flights of fatalistic fancy and furtive furried femme fatales.
The Troublesome Troupe is more than another case for Duke Denim…it is three rings of knuckle-bustin’, clown-nose honkin’, midway gamin’, and crystal ballin’. Fortunes told…integrity sold…sights to behold. All this action…without a net.
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
The longest sleep begins here. These words are etched on the archway leading to Weedy Fields. A graveyard alive with a valuable secret and connivers willing to fill coffins just to get their hands on it. Shovelers…shavers…and mortuary misbehavers feloniously haunt the sacred grounds of Big City.
Duke Denim faces the ghosts of his past while trying to save the future of Big City. He marches alongside a processional of dead-eyes, dead-shots, and dead-ends as exhumed clues lead him from open graves to cold hands to shut mouths. When the gates are locked at Weedy Fields, is it to keep the truth out or to keep him in?
Big City’s number on private detective takes on his most soul-searching, soul-stirring, and sole-shaking case. One wrong move and he just might be first to receive last rites. Duke better watch his step when walking through a field of headstones.
Author Guy A. Sims, a native of Philadelphia, taps into his love for the city and uses it as the backdrop for his contemporary romance, “Living Just A Little”. The novel follows the lives of four Philadelphians as they make meaning of life and search for love in the four corners of the city. Living Just A Little has been called a love letter to the City of Brotherly Love.
Sims takes his readers on a journey of revealing secrets, hidden desires, and a freedom of the spirit as 9/11 looms on the horizon. The sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of Philadelphia emit from the pages as the characters find their own way to live…just a little.