feature: artists flex their skills in 17-year-old autumn massaquo’s #stylechallenge

July 26, 2016

Okay, but who doesn’t love a viral trend that shows off black excellence? The #StyleChallenge hashtag, created by 17-year-old Autumn Massaquo, a student from London. After her version of the challenge, where the artist sketched stylisticlly different versions of cartoon illustration next to her own, went viral, it didn’t take long for others to catch on. Borrowing from some of the most recognizable cartoon styles in pop culture, artists depict their original characters in classic and infamous styles, like The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Adventure Time, Steven’s Universe, Powerpuff Girls, etc. Check out some of my personal favorites down below, and follow the #StyleChallenge tag.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

By: @xenopurple_art

By: @wisdoms.s

By: @obscuredelusions

By: @brownbellaart

By: @kaylanijuanita

By: @emzdrawings

By: @misslinden33

*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