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Afua Richardson (born April 25, 1980), also known as Lakota Sioux, in an artist best known for her work on Top Cow's 2008 Pilot Season winner, Genius, and the Eisner-winning Marvel comic Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

Richardson is self-taught as a comic artist. She cites Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal as the comics that showed her what comics could be, and wanting the same feel in her work.[1] Her first published comics work was a ten-page comic in the erotica magazine Sizzle.[2] She was originally published under the alias Lakota Sioux, in honor of her Native American heritage. Her client list includes Marvel, Image Comics, NBM Publishing, Humit, Pulse Music, Rhythm Bank Entertainment, and MBK Productions. Her work on Genius was nominated for the 2009 Glyph Awards, for Best Story, Best Artist, Best Female Character, Best Cover, and Fan Award.

She also works as a singer/songwriter, a seasoned musician, graphic artist and a budding voice actor.


  • 24Seven vol. 1 (as Lakota Sioux)
  • Cyblade (2008) #2
  • DC Holiday Special '09 (2010) #1
  • Half Dead (2007) TPB (cover)
  • Pilot Season: Genius (2008) #1
  • Sizzle (1999) #27-33 (as Lakota Sioux)
  • Top Cow First Look (2010) #1


  1. Blog@Newsarama interview
  2. Blog@Newsarama