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A Brilliant Artist Is Reimagining Superheroes As Black Women

(Markus Prime)

Markus Prime is the artist behind B.R.U.H., the title of a cleverly named paperback that stands for “Black Renditions of Universal Heroes.” And his brilliant work is exactly what it sounds like.

He has reimagined some of your favorite superheroes — Superman, the Powerpuff Girls, Ash Ketchum, “Adventure Time”‘s Finn — as black women, replacing the largely male roster of superhuman icons with a group of kickass women of color. Why? “I want children of color throughout the world to be inspired by this book and start creating things that they can identify with,” he explained to The Huffington Post.

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To Prime, the most important aspect of his project is communicating the idea that representation matters. “B.R.U.H paints the picture of ‘what if?’ or ‘just imagine,'” he added. “I … want people to know that you don’t necessarily have to flip original characters, you can create your own world. I’ve created many original characters, but to see something that you grew up idolizing and being able to identify with, it gets the message across almost instantly. I just want kids to feel like it’s OK to draw things that look like them.” … [Continue Reading]

 

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/04/04/bruh-superheroes-as-black-women_n_9617396.html

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