Artist Nour Saleh identifies herself as a “Muslim girl who wears the hijab and prefers to wear long/loose things that go below the butt.” As part of Tumblr’s Draw Yourself Challenge, she came out with comic drawings of famous superheroes – and they truly are a remarkable set of self-portraits that say a lot.
The 17-year-old said that "a lot of people told me they felt it had great meaning, which I had not considered when I was drawing them, and that it apparently inspired them. It was just interesting because when I drew them I had nothing in mind, and people told me they thought it had good representation."
Muslim characters are becoming quite integrated into the comic world. In 2011, Craig Thompson's graphic novel, Habibi, a love story that comments on cultural aspects of the Arab world, was published. Superhanallah - An American Muslim Webcomic, is funny enough to have more than 7,000 fans on Facebook. As of last year, the Marvel universe included a Muslim character in the new Ms. Marvel, Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan. And earlier this year, images of Bloody Nasreen, a female anti-hero and a creation of Shahan Zaidi, were released to be used in a Pakistani graphic novel.
Take a look at some of her wonderful art work here:
Black widow, with an orange hijab.
How wonderful is Wonder Woman?
These Asgardian Gods already have their own head-gear but it’s still pretty cool.
Spidey’s spandex needed some Hijab swag.
She even recreated some scenes from The Avengers.
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Furthermore, she inspired another artist to expand outside of the Marvel universe: