For the first time at a Worldcon, Dublin 2019 has taken the step of inviting three featured artists to take part in the convention. We are particularly pleased to be working in partnership with all three, with their work being highlighted in our Art Show, and the artists themselves appearing at the convention over the weekend, sharing their thoughts, experiences and their art with the members of the convention.
Afua Richardson is known for her work on Genius and World of Wakanda, and has recently created a variant cover for Shuri #2, the Wakanda-based series written by Nnedi Okorafor. Her work across many other stories includes drawing for X-Men 92, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and the Mighty Avengers for Marvel Comics; Wonder Woman Warbringer and All-Star Batman for DC Comics; and Mad Max. She also worked with U.S. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis to illustrate Run, a volume in his autobiographical comic series co-written with Andrew Aydin. In 2011, Afua won the Nina Simone Award for Artistic Achievement for her trailblazing work in comics. In addition to being an illustrator and writer, Afua is a musician, vocalist, performer, songwriter, voice actor, activist, and mentor.