BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Work from a Blacksburg comic book writer and his family is now part of the Smithsonian.
The Brother Man Comic Book series began in the early 1990's and sold nearly a million copies.
It's been featured on national television, won several awards, and is displayed in regional museums in other states.
The creators, their tireless efforts, and their artwork caught the attention of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
"We've had movie deal offers, we've had television deal offers, but we never jumped on them because they never felt right. We were never into this to chase the money. We were in this to always make a product that people can look at, be proud of," said Guy Sims, the co-creator of Brotherman Comics.
Their work is included in the Smithsonian's archive collection for research and use in future exhibits.