About the Author
Jiba Molei Anderson is an accomplished illustrator, graphic designer, and writer. In 1995, Mr. Anderson began his first comic book work as penciler for the controversial B.L.A.M. Comics series Jigaboo Devil. In 1997, Anderson became one of the primary graphic designers for Manga Entertainment. His work can be seen in the form of videotape covers for Street Fighter II V, Tokyo Revelation, and Shadow Skill, vol.1. In 2002, Anderson formed Griot Enterprises, an intellectual properties company and creative studio, and created its flagship property, The Horsemen. He also served as Lead Writer and Art Director on Hip Hop Chronicles for Wowio Publishing in partnership with Universal Music Group and is working on The Horsemen: The Book of Olorun for Griot Enterprises and has a podcast radio show, Ghetto Of The Mind, which can be found on Itunes. Griot’s client list includes Planet E Records, Revolutionary Music, Elephanthaus Records and Real Estate Records, Deeply Rooted Productions, Coca-Cola,Miller Beer, Esntion Records and others. Mr. Anderson has also been a part of the fine art community having various one-man and group shows including Black Sci-Fi: A One Man Show, The Afrosoul Chronicles, The Self-Commodification of Culture and has been a guest lecturer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He was also nominated for the East Coast Black Age of Comics 2010 Rising Star Glyph Award and is a featured artist in the book Black Comix from Mark Batty Publishing. Jiba has also has been interviewed and quoted in various publications such as GQ Magazine, Chicago Artist Resource, The Chicago Reader and the New York Times and written articles for LaRAÑA de Sevilla, Afrique Newsmagazine and various magazines and online journals. Currently, Mr. Anderson is an Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, teaching courses in Animation and Video Game Design.
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