A black and white illustration of a party scene. A large crowd of people are dancing in the background and more people are walking down a stairway. Text at the top of the image reads “I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED IT BUT TONIGHT WOULD BECOME THE TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE.” Two men are in the foreground next to a record player. The person on the left is wearing a black hat. Both men are wearing jackets. Speech bubbles are above their heads. The speech bubble above the man on the right is slightly higher and says “YO Vic! I WICH THERE WAS A WAY TO KEEP THE MUSIC GOING INSTEAD OF STOPPING AFTER EACH RECORD.” The speech bubble above the man in the hat reads “IT’LL NEVER HAPPEN.” The picture is in a wood frame. A white label with black text is on the back of the frame at the bottom. It reads “CORP ART / PICTURE FRAMING / PRESIDENTIAL CORPORATE / 888-CORPART / WW.CORPART.NET / If Walls Could Talk, They’d ask For Us.” Handwritten in graphite on the back of the frame at top is “DAWUD ANYABWILE / “BROTHERMAN #11” / ORIGINAL PAGE / 1995 / INK ON BRISTOL / BROTHERMANCOMICS.COM.”
A set of original comic book splash pages for pages 2 and 3 of Brotherman No. 5 illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. The pages form one large image and are taped together by white adhesive tape on the back of the sheets of paper. The black and white drawing is of a street scene in front of Big City Courthouse. It depicts a large crowd of people in front of the courthouse with additional buildings in the background. The crowd consists of reporters, police officers and civilians. Several speech bubbles are above people’s heads in the crowd. Several news and police vehicles are also in front of the courthouse. Written in black ink across the top is “ERUPTiON!” Both pages are signed and inscribed on the back.
An original comic book splash page for Brotherman No. 11 illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile and written by Guy Sims. The page features a black and white image of three young men walking down a city street. The man on the left is wearing a stripped jacket, patterned shirt, jeans and sneakers. The man in the middle is wearing a dark jacket with light sleeves, a grey shirt, pants and sneakers. The man on the right is wearing a hat, sunglasses a vertically striped shirt, jeans and sneakers. The men on the left and right are shaking hands and have speech bubbles above their heads. Text at the top of the page reads “BY MY THIS YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS PRETTY POPULAR. MY CLOSEST FRIENDS WERE KEVIN GATHERS AND MONK STYLES. WE WERE TIGHT AND HUNG OUT WHENEVER WE COULD. IN THEIR OWN WAY, THY HELPED ME IN CHOOSING MY DIRECTION.” There are three boxes with text at the bottom of the page. The one on the left reads “DIRECTED / by / JASON SIMS.” The one in the middle reads “GUIDED / by / GUY SIMS.” The one on the right reads “DIAGRAMMED / by / DAVID SIMS.” The page is inscribed and signed on the back.