Reimagining popular cartoon characters is a hobby of many modern artists.
From Disney princesses receiving new dresses to superheroes with superpowers that don’t belong to them, people are coming up with creative ideas to remake their childhood favorites all the time.
All that artist Tyron Handy wanted to do, however, was to recreate his favorite childhood cartoon characters in black color.
And so, he reimagined characters from all-time favorite cartoons such as The Simpsons and the Family Guy.
“Most recreations that I see are just people putting designer clothes and jewelry onto the characters and changing their skin color. My recreations really look like they could be parallel versions of the characters,” Tyron told Buzzfeed.
“There weren’t a lot of cartoons that I felt represented me much growing up — most black characters in cartoons and tv shows were stereotypical side characters and the best friend of the white main character. Black kids need to be able to see more representations of themselves in media,” he added.
The black character recreations are a part of ‘Apple Dapple Tactics’, Tyron’s weekly comic based around a guy named ‘Ty’ and his complicated relationships.
To see some of Tyron’s best recreations, scroll down and enjoy the show!
Image credits: Instagram
#1 “The Blacksons”
#2 Hey Arnold!
#3 Family Guy
#4 Rick and Morty
#5 “The Goofy movies are my favorites!!”
#6 “Just recolored this Ed Edd n Eddy drawing I made last month”
#7 “This is old but never posted it until now lol the black version of the Powerpuff Girls!!”
#8 “My version of a black Wonder Woman!. Fun fact for those who don’t know, Wonder Woman actually has a twin sister in the comics who is black lol her name is Nubia.”
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