FEATURE: Illustrator and painter Odera Does A Race-Bent Sailor Moon Series, launches Patreon project

February 23, 2016
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Odera Igbokwe is a fantasy illustrator and painter and graduate of R.I.S.D. who created this gorgeous race-bent Sailor Moon series. Starting today Odera is launching a long-term Patreon campaign¬†for his “Melanin Mythologies” project. The project will include producing two character illustrations and/or original paintings each month that involves either redesigning heroes from comics, anime, videogaming, etc. or “contextualizing black people from contemporary culture and history in a fantasy realm,” available for each tier of monthly patronage. “Now I am constantly creating more inclusive illustrations, that celebrate people of the african diaspora, and show that we can exist in fantastical realms,” he writes on Patreon.

Learn more about the campaign and its monthly goodies, here.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Sailor Uranus

Sailor Moon

Sailor Neptune

Sailor Saturn

Sailor Mercury

Sailor Mars

Sailor Pluto

Sailor Mini Moon

Sailor Venus

Sailor Jupiter

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at