Author Talk & Reading with Brotherman Comic Series Principle Writer Guy Sims
Venue: New River Community College (Dublin), Dublin
Organizations: Guy A Sims
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The New River Community College Library presents an Author Talk & Reading with Brotherman Comic Series Principle Writer Guy Sims on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in the T.J. Anderson Student Lounge in Martin Hall on New River Community College's Dublin, VA campus.

Guy A. Sims, principle writer for the “Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline” comic book series, will read from several of his works. He will also answer questions following the reading and several of his books will be available for purchase and signing.

Guy A. Sims is the co-creator and principle writer for the critically acclaimed “Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline” comic book series. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in Blacksburg, VA. Sims says some of his contemporary influences and motivators include Bebe Moore Campbell, E. Lynn Harris and Walter Moseley.

He wrote two of the earliest publications on the subject of Kwanzaa; “Kwanzaa Handbook” and “The Kwanzaa Kids Learn the Seven Principles.” Sims is also the author of critically acclaimed novel “Living Just a Little” and “The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim” series.

His Brotherman comic series is included in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.


Sims states, “When I think about what influenced me with the Brotherman series, I am drawn to the works of the two Chesters’, Chester Himes and Chester Gould,” says Sims of writing Brotherman. “Chester Himes is the famed Harlem detective writer whose characters, Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones, made their mark on the Hollywood screen in ‘Cotton Comes to Harlem.’ Chester Gould is the famed comic strip creator of ‘Dick Tracy.’ Their stylizing of characterizations, settings and tight stories continue to impress me greatly.”

The literary reading is free and open to the public, and will be presented in a casual, coffee-house style setting.

Light refreshments will be served.

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