What started off as a few simple drawings by artist Ryan Humphrey has now developed into something that is pretty special. BARTKIRA is an amalgamation of the popular anime film AKIRA with the characters of The Simpsons. Seeing potential in the idea Humphrey teamed up with James Harvey (BARTKIRA Editor/Project Manager) to build a community that has so far recreated pages from the manga the original AKIRA film is based on, as well as collaborating on a fantastic mashup trailer above.
The recreated pages of the AKIRA/SIMPSONS mashup can be viewed on the BARTKIRA site and above is a taste of some of the awesome covers and pages the community have provided. Artists can also submit pages to the volumes of the BARTKIRA manga that have not been created yet by following the guidelines here. There is also a travelling art show and you can purchase a BARTKIRA exhibition book here at Floating World Comics. The project itself is non-profit and any proceeds from the book, shirts etc are passed on to a charity.
Follow along on the BARTKIRA Twitter page.