Tony Akins is an American comic book artist, known for working on several DC/Vertigo fables-related titles. He was born in Chicago as the son of pioneering African-American cartoonist Douglas Akins. He is largely a self-taught artist, and one of the founding members of the "statiCCreeps", a group of artists that introduced manga-inspired artwork to mainstream US comic books in the 1980s and 1990s. Among his work from this period is Comico's 'Red Dragon' and 'Elementals'.
He later worked for NOW Comics ('Terminator', 'Rust') and First Publishing ('Mundan's Bar', 'Nexus'). He drew for Dark Horse titles like 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' and 'Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi', as well as the adaptation of the Andrew Vachss play 'Warlord'. His art has appeared in several issues of DC/Vertigo's 'Fables' title, and Akins was also the original pencil artist on 'Jack of Fables' in 2006. He has also drawn DC's 'Hellblazer: Papa Midnite' and 'Wonder Woman'.