Akinseye (Ah-Keen-Shay-Yay) Brown is an artist, illustrator, and writer that uses African culture, science fiction, and fantasy to tell stories. His books include coloring books like Vejo Capoeira, and Umoja Force, and comic books like Sannkofamaan, and Dara Brown: 1996. His most popular work, How To Draw African Superheroes Volumes 1 and 2 have won a Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Brown has over 20-years experience in illustrating. He has served as the Education Chairmen of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Incorporated (ECBACC, Inc.), for five years and is one of the founders of the ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. (Storytelling That Advances Reading Skills) Program, which is an initiative to improve the reading skills of young people through the use of comics. He now serves as Event Coordinator for the annual convention, which celebrates Black images in storytelling while improving youth literacy. Brown is also the editor of the convention’s two publications the Read For Fun Workbook and the ECBACC Program Guide. Brown sells his prints and paintings through his company Sokoya Productions, LLC. Brown continues to inspire and educated through art and storytelling.