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Brown Girl Magazine – Pakistani Hatecopy Artist Maria Qamar Shares Advice and Vision

By: Nisha Khan

January 6, 2016

Remember when your aunt from Pakistan would call every few months and ask if you’re married yet when you were like, 15? Yeah, Maria Qamar does too. She also reminds us how ridiculous desi culture can get when living in the Western world in eye-catching hilarious art she creates and posts on Instagram. Known as Hatecopy her drawings are a unique spin on Roy Lichtenstein’s work, known famously for his vibrant colored comic book style.

This young artist effortlessly depicts the reality of being a desi girl and spoke to us at Brown Girl Magazine about her struggle to find her identity, the inspiration for her art and gives advice to young kids who want to pursue their dreams.

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