Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bartkira Project

Combining The Simpsons and Akira is now a project where multiple artists will recreate Akira through simpsona characters. I wanted a picture of bumblebee man dying , but couldn't finy any, perhaps I overlooked a Treehouse of Horror comic or episode.


"As for minor/background characters, that’ll be up to the artist to decide whatever non-principle cast member they’re gonna slot in there. There’ll be no co-ordination on this aspect of it, so for all I know Bumblebee Man or whoever is going to show up in the background and die like 50 times."

James Harvey also writes:
"A comics event where every participant takes five pages from the original AKIRA manga, to collectively redraw the entirety of Akira, in our own styles, with characters from The Simpsons.
I saw Ryan Humphrey’s incredible Bartkira piece and realised ‘ok, this needs to be a whole book’. So I took this idea to him, he gave it the go-ahead. Milhouse is Kaneda. Lisa is Kei. Bart is Tetsuo. Let’s do it.
I figured it all out. If you’re down, email the address below. In a few days, I’ll send you the cast list (which character from the Simpsons is which Akira character, though the minor characters will be left up to you) and I’ll tell you which 5 pages you’ll be working on. You can request a particular page, but it’s first come, first served.

If 468 people take part, we get to do all six volumes. Even if only 78 are down, we’d still get the entire first volume.

Since it’ll be non-profit, parody/satire, crowdsourced and distributed peer-to-peer, I feel like it’s juuust on the right side of the legal grey area it inhabits. If not- let’s do it anyway. I’ll take the rap.

if you want to be a part of this, drop me a line at

[email protected]