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Representation matters! Animator @joshua__leonard created a team of kid superheroes who can transform their special needs into superpowers.
From the moment Leonard's brother taught him how to draw Garfield in kindergarten, his passion for drawing did nothing but grow. By the time he got to high school, Leonard came up with the idea to create an animated series about a group of kids with special needs and superpowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Black people in the animation industry is less than 3%, so I was like I need to create something so dope and so different outside of the box that includes everybody," Leonard told Because of Them We Can. "Marvel has created Daredevil who was blind. Never was there a team of kids who had a special need and a superpower." The only problem for Leonard back then was that he didn't know how to animate the series. To learn how, Leonard later went on to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. This year, while working full-time, he graduated as the school’s valedictorian, obtaining his degree in media arts and animation. "As a student, I began to develop my cartoon called 'Team Supreme,' which is about a group of kids who have special needs but have also been blessed with superpowers," Leonard said in his graduation speech. "My goal for this cartoon is to introduce more inclusion and diversity to the world. I am still working on my cartoon which will continue to empower all children especially special needs children as they have superpowers too." #becauseofthemwecan#representationmatters#animation#cartoon#campaign#feature#inclusion#diversity#supportblackbusiness#love#creative#superhero#blackowned#film#specialneeds#autism#autismawareness#art#artist#fortheculture#blackbusiness#blackexcellence#story#rolemodel#inspiration#instalikes#explorepage#king#melanin