Two of Afua's projects: World of Wakanda and 'RUN', the story of civil rights leader John Lewis of Atlanta
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Two of Afua's projects: World of Wakanda and 'RUN', the story of civil rights leader John Lewis of Atlanta

Originally aired on August 29, 2018:

 

Afua Richardson is an artist, musician, and performer who is working on several high profile projects.

She's one of the artists behind the World of Wakanda comic book series.

 

Afua is also working on a graphic novel that details the early life and work of civil rights icon and U.S. Representative John Lewis of Atlanta, titled 'RUN.'

 

 Leah Fleming interviews artist and musician Afua Richardson

GPB's Leah Fleming sat down with Afua before her appearance at DragonCon in 2018.

 

 

They discuss the cultural impact of Black Panther, Afua's turbulent early life, and the difficulty of illustrating civil rights heroes.

Afua Richardson [left] and Leah Fleming [right] pose with an early version of 'RUN', the illustrated story of John Lewis.
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Afua Richardson [left] and Leah Fleming [right] pose with an early version of 'RUN', the illustrated story of John Lewis.