Disney princesses have already been reimagined a slew of times, so what’s the point of reinventing the wheel? Who doesn’t love watching their favorite characters in different looks – We do!! Anyways, reinventing the wheel doesn’t mean, that it is an easy task. Reinventing the illustrations is a daunting task though because it requires a lot of thinking, creativity, and effort to recreate something into a new context. While some artists may alter a character’s clothing or hairstyle, capturing the “feel” of a popular cartoon character in a new light can be a tough challenge.
Have you ever seen any of Tyron Handy’s artwork? If no, Gosh! you are missing something amazing. As a result of the work of artist Tyron Handy, people are calling for animated series like The Simpsons or Family Guy to be brought to life in real-time.
He told: “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 once said: “There weren’t a lot of cartoons that I felt represented me much growing up — most black cartoon characters and tv shows were stereotypical, slightly racial discriminating 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.”
Tyron’s weekly comic strip has a side project of these cartoon reimagining’s. “Apple Dapple Tactics” is a story centered around a Coca-Cola systems engineer named Ty and his complicated relationships. It’s worth a look!
Check out Tyron’s work in the compilation below and let us what you think of it in the comment section below!
An amazing Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Comic Artist from Philadelphia – Meet Tyron Handy!
Tyron has re-imagined some of his favorite cartoons with black characters.
Do You Know! He began posting to his Instagram account two years ago and has since gained a following of over 19,000 followers.
Once Tyron told: “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”
Here’s a comic worth checking out!
What’s does that mean?
We can see why some people got offended over it
Morty isn’t a polite guy.
The next generation of black artists should be inspired by Handy’s work.
“I hope that one day I can run my own animation studio. I want to create more cartoons with black lead characters that will better represent the black experience”
Meet these adorable black girls!
A Black Wonder Woman!
Apple Dapple Tactics is Handy’s weekly comic strip.
Unfortunately, not everyone liked or agreed with Handy’s message; in fact, some believed it was racist.
However, many strangers stood up for him and argued that what he was doing was admirable.