The Bartkira deadline is MAY 24th That’s just under two weeks! Be sure to get your work in to email@example.com by then. Get to it! You can see the amazing work we’ve been doing on the bartkira tag here.
Yume Magazine interview
There’s an interview with me up on the Yume Magazine website where I talk a little about my process. Click here to read it!
Bartkira FAQ, part #1394
Q: Will the pages be collected up into one volume, or will we just have to track down all the pages on the internet? A: The artists involved are sending their pages directly to me. After the deadline, May 24th, it will be collected into one volume and distributed via torrent. At present, there’s no plans for an official website.
Well, I’ve been made an editor on Tumblr’s official comics tag, at least for a short while. I have been making the place look pretty cool, I tell you what! My current stint starts with the Boulet robot drawings and ends with the Mare Odomo piece. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/comics
Bartkira Supporting Cast
Same question keeps coming up again and again on the Bartkira tag, so I thought I’d make a post addressing it- what about the supporting cast? People are stuck trying to co-ordinate the identities of the non-core cast members. My advice is this- not everyone has to be a character we recognise. In fact, it might be distracting if every single character in the book is a beloved bit player...
Warhol's Brillo Boxes
Steinbeck said “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” Do you have plans for the inevitable day when you have more money than you know what to do with? These Brillo boxes were designed by a 20th century American commercial artist named James Harvey, and turned into fine art by...
468 participants! Or more, I haven’t counted. The last pages to get taken were the ones that closed out the saga when Akira was originally serialized in Young Magazine. I didn’t plan for that, either. So yeah, this is pretty exciting. So sorry to everyone who applied who didn’t make it onto the list! Still, if anyone drops out, I’ll be sure to mention either on here on on...
wasabipunk asked: Hello! I just found your amazing work. Really Inspiring stuff! Are there any more printed collections available? Thanks!
Hey, part 3 of my comic Toxoplasmosis went up on Vice. Click here to read it. Part 1 Part 2
mewsoleum asked: Milhouse as Tetsuo, I'm dead. Anyhow, there's no due date or anything? We should probably have an estimated date so if it seems some artists are gonna' bail, we can find replacements so the book isn't patchy, right? Your project, curious to hear what you think!
f-l-o-i-p-o-i-d asked: I liked it better when Bart was Akira : (
davezissou asked: Are you going by the Kodansha or Dark Horse print? The two prints differ in page count by several pages.
Well, Comics Beat picked up on Bartkira: http://comicsbeat.com/behold-bartkira-an-intriguing-comics-jam-proposal/ Guess this is really happening! I feel like this is the kind of thing that could occupy all my time if I let it, which is exactly why I haven’t even looked in the firstname.lastname@example.org address yet. I’m gonna save it ‘til the weekend. So, on saturday I’ll...
The Awakening Of Bartkira
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...
robotwhales asked: Please do the Walk Don't Run Kickstarter. Those pages are great!
amazondotca asked: where can I buy zygote & walk dont run?
simoneam asked: What is any artistic advice that you wish someone had told you?
froobs asked: hey man, i like your pictures. would you mind naming five illustrators/cartoonists/artists etc that you think are awesome, either that or five who you think are underrated. safe
rascalthecat asked: SO, going along from that other question about brushes, how are you going to go about learning watercolors!?
Anonymous asked: What kind of brushes do you use in photoshop?
Anonymous asked: I'm receiving a wacom bamboo soon from a friend who doesn't use it anymore. Is there anything that I should be conscious of while using it?
Anonymous asked: Hey James! big fan! erm, do you use a graphics tablet? and if you do what one do you use?
Anonymous asked: at the risk of sounding like a complete bellend, is your surname james or harvey?