Photo by S. Helena

About me

Hey! I'm a cartoonist and author from Newport News Virginia. I love to create adventure fantasy, sci fi, and slice of life stories about people of color.


Books I've illustrated or contributed to include The Last Chance for Logan County (Clarion and Mariner/Versify 2021) The Bright Family (Epic 2021), Hey You (Puffin 2021), Allies (DK 2021), the forthcoming Drawn to Change (Harper Collins 2022), and Grip Up! (Iron Circus in 2022.) 

I also work in character design for animation. Productions I've contributed designs to include Sugar and Toys (Pixel Pirate Studios 2019), Sesame Street: The Power of We Special (Saxton Moore Productions 2020), the subsequent Sesame Street: Coming Together YouTube shorts (Lion Forge Animation 2021), and an unannounced NDA project for Cartoon Network.


Puffin Books, Harper Collins, Cartoon Network, Andrews McMeel, Clarion and Mariner, Versify, DK, Saxton Moore Productions, Lion Forge Animation, Sesame Workshop, Epic, Moon Lane Group, Iron Circus, Fuse, Pixel Pirate Studios.


For info about school visits, panels, and any other talks feel free to reach out!

For literary inquires please contact Erin Casey of Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

Email: derick@derickbrooks.com

Literary Agent: erin@galltzacker.com