Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Return of Brotherman Comics!

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Welcome Back To Big City!
The Return of Brotherman Comics!

“He’s Here and everything’s gonna be alright!”

The lone urban warrior, Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline is still here and remains the icon for justice in the unforgiving and unjust Big City. Equipped with only his intellect, skills, determination, and commitment to cleaning up the home that he reveres, Antonio Valor, Public Attorney seeks to use the court system to break up the evils of society but dons the visage of Brotherman at night to pick up the pieces.

Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline will be back on the shelves in the form of a compilation Trade Paperback. The release is scheduled for early 2008 and will be launched at the first ever Brotherman art exhibition in Atlanta. The trade paperback will consist of all of the back issues that were published by the now defunct Big City Comics.

Brotherman, the oldest and still the most enduring independently created urban hero, was brought to life in the 1990s by illustrator Dawud Anyabwile and writer Guy A. Sims. Brotherman’s stories and images thrilled and continue to inspire generations of kids, teens, comic enthusiasts, and cultural promoters.

Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline is widely recognized as the catalyst for the Black Comic explosion of the 1990’s. As people are looking for an alternative to the slew of cookie-cutter heroes, Brotherman offers within the realm of action and adventure, uplifting and hope filled stories that resonate to the cultural sensibilities of today’s generation. Brotherman offers the broad appeal through the stories and characterizations that reflect honestly the depth of the Black community.

Brotherman made it’s debut at the New York Black expo in April 1990 and has independently sold 750,000 books within a four year span without a major publisher behind it.

More information on the release of the trade and the art exhibition will be released by the end of the year.

For more information on the Brotherman trade paperback please visit http://www.brothermancomics.com


Blogger Dawood Marion said...

I bought several of those 750,000 sold. I still have my copies resting in plastic sleeves.

(you will have to copy and paste this in you address box. I don't know how make hotlinks.)

I remember trippin' off of the artwork on lazy afternoons in my bedroom when I was on punishment for being a chaotic teen.

BrotherMan effected my art in lost of ways. Each panel of each page looked carefully drawn. I looked like the artist's life was on the line to produce a bangin' book. I also (as a tagger) loved the real city appeal - the taggin. I also really loved the covers with the brush stokes and marker bleeding being so visible. It sort of made you feel like you were at the studio is was produce in.
I can't wait to see it in the stores again. Let me know what shops in Los Angeles the comic will appear.

3:19 PM  
Blogger samax said...

Brotherman set the bar for representation of black and hiphop culture in comics that has yet to be equaled.

you've given us all a standard to be aware of...

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved and still love Brotherman to this day. Its great to know its being collected sine I'm missing about 3 books in the series. I was just 8 years old when this series came out, and studied the art in those comics more than any other comic artist to this day.

I'm going to buy 2 copies, just because I've got so much love for the material.

10:46 AM  
Blogger babadawud said...

Much love and appreciation to all who have supported this venture over the years. It was the best of times and the worst of times for this brotha but the bitter-sweet journey has carved a new vision that I am anxious to share with the world!

It was never "just a comic book" to me but the revolutionizing and harnessing of our talents and economic power. I can't do it all . . . only my best. As artists we have a responsibilty to show the next generation that they can do great things as well.

Thank you again for the encouraging words!


3:01 PM  
Blogger Jamal O said...

Can't wait to get my missing copies!

Congrats man! long long time coming!

3:31 PM  

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