It has come to my attention that I have been violating Tumblr’s terms of service by not posting select images from a comics anthology that a friend had brought back from Thailand for me around a year ago.
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
Meta fan art hell comic, originally conceived, in relatively crappier form, a number of years ago. I suppose we’ll see if the subsequent installments I had planned on during those misguided days come to fruition as well.
I only bothered tagging the most obvious references, so now you can spend a delightful afternoon carefully circling and identifying each one.