illustration ©2011Afua Richardson


illustration ©2011Afua Richardson

 

AFUA RICHARDSON

Afua (www.afuarichardson.com) is a New York comic book creator, and winner of the 2011 Nina Simone Artistic Achievement Award for being one of the few African-American female comic book creators to have worked for all the comic book giants: Marvel, DC and Image Comics. In the spirit of Nina Simone, Afua is a political activist, a classical flautist, a professional singer, songwriter, actress and human beatbox artist, sharing stages with music greats such as Parliment Funkadelic, Sheila E and Sir Melvin van Peebles. She created the cover image and interior illustrations for African-American Classics, and currently illustrates Genius (Top Cow Productions), the winner of the 2008 Pilot Season Reader’s Choice Award. Afua’s EP entitled a.squared, with pianist Alexa Edmonds, was released in 2012. Afua, also known by the pseudonym “Lakota Sioux”, says, “My mother’s side of the family is actually Cherokee. The reason I use the name is because of my grandmother, Maude Sue Jenkins. That, and the Lakota Nation had within them the most legends, many of which are lost or being changed. I figured I’d take on the name and make a new legend of my own. One nation. All nations. Aho (all my relations).

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