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Art April, 18 2013

Bartkira: The Greatest Artistic Mash-Up Ever?

In one of the coolest art projects we’ve seen in a while, artists James Harvey and Ryan Humphreys have created Bartkira. The goal is to recreate all six volumes of Akira using characters from The Simpsons to tell the story. They’re enlisting contributors to assist with the project, and each participant would have to create six pages each, meaning 768 people would need to participate to finish all six volumes. Fortunately, 768 people have already signed up to complete the job.

As for the story itself, Bart takes the role of Kaneda, Milhouse as Tetsuo, and Ralph Quimby as Akira himself. You can click here for a full rundown of all the characters, and if you want to check out some more Bartkira art you can find it here on Tumblr.

 

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