The GeeksversePREVIEW | Bartkira (Floating World Comics)

PREVIEW | Bartkira (Floating World Comics)
Published on Friday, May 9, 2014 by
See Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga classic Akira through the filter of Matt Groening’s The Simpsons in . . . Bartkira!
  • bartkira_prev00Inspired by: Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Matt Groening’s The Simpsons
  • From an idea by: Ryan Humphrey
  • Black & white art: James Harvey, Danny Hynes, Marcel O’Leary, Michael Kim, Erica Henderson, Jacob Chabot, Cameron Stewart, Ben Ommundson, Brenton Barnes, Luke Novel, Richie Pope, Jon Huddleston, Jason Rainey, Cory Tran, Bodie Chewning, Alchemichael, Frans Boukas, Tyler Patrick Boss, Ben Jelter
  • Color gallery art: Wyatt Carroll, Jeremy Arambulo, Areil Vergez, Jaime Munoz, Alexandre Ghostthead, Rawn Gandy, Nick Sumida, Ryan Humphrey
  • Curated by: Frans Boukas
  • Design assist: Matt Deans
  • Format: 96 pages, black & white with full color gallery section, limited edition trade paperback
  • List price: $15.00 at
  • Sale date: 01 May 2014
  • Publisher’s description: Back in the early 1990’s, when anime was still called “Japanimation” and The Simpsons still featured Phil Hartman, no one could have conceived of the concept of Bartkira. Yet 23 years later, in Neo-Britain, artist Ryan Humphrey gave life to the unimaginable. His pages for the mind-bending crossover comic ignited a fire in the mind of comic artist James Harvey, who proposed the impossible: Recreate every page of Akira using characters from The Simpsons. It would take 768 artists, each contributing five pages, to redraw the full six volumes of Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterwork. A monumental group comic project unlike any other inspired working illustrators, comics professionals, and even some who had never drawn a comic in their lives. Now for the first time, the project that some have heralded as the greatest thing to ever happen to the Internet is here to destroy Floating World Comics. Floating World is proud to present an exhibition book collecting 80 pages from the Bartkira project as well as a 16 page full color gallery section.
  • NOTE: Bartkira is intended to be a fan tribute to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Matt Groening’s The Simpsons. This project is not endorsed by, nor affiliated with, either creator and does not represent itself as an official publication of any kind. All characters and locations depicted herein remain the trademarked possessions of Otomo and Groening.
  • Click here to see images from the recent Bartkira exhibition at Floating World Comics.

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