Nilah Magruder is the creative mastermind behind M.F.K., a post-apocalyptic comic about black people actually surviving the apocalypse. Magruder, who hails from Pasadena, MD., is the proud recipient for the first Dwanye McDuffie Diversity Award for comics.
“I’m still in shock,” Magruder told The Post’s Comic Riffs. “It’s so exciting for a webcomic to receive this award.
“The nominees are all amazing artists and creators,” continued Magruder, now an L.A.-based storyboard and concept artist and book illustrator. “I’m humbled to be in such good company.”
Magruder launched M.F.K in 2012 and said some of her inspiration for the comic and the setting came from growing up in Maryland.
“I grew up surrounded by trees and wildlife and loving nature,” Magruder said.
“I do believe much of the fantasy in my storytelling comes from my memories of home,” continued Magruder.
If you’re not familiar with the man who the award was named after, McDuffie was responsible for Static Shock, Milestone Media and the Justice League Unlimited series. McDuffie was a champion for diversity when it came to comics. Unfortunately his life was cut short at the age of 49 when he died.
You can learn more about Magruder and read M.F.K. on her site.