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02 Apr 14 at 11 pm

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.

Come to Floating World Comics at 6:00 p.m. on May 1st for the opening of the Bartkira gallery show and meet members of the Bartkira Committee. Floating World will also debut a limited edition book collecting 100 pages from the Bartkira project as well as a full color gallery section.

WHO: Frans Boukas, members of the Bartkira Committee
WHAT: Bartkira book release and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday May. 1st, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St

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.
Come to Floating World Comics at 6:00 p.m. on May 1st for the opening of the Bartkira gallery show and meet members of the Bartkira Committee. Floating World will also debut a limited edition book collecting 100 pages from the Bartkira project as well as a full color gallery section.
WHO: Frans Boukas, members of the Bartkira Committee WHAT: Bartkira book release and art exhibit WHEN: Thursday May. 1st, 6-10pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
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07 Oct 13 at 2 pm

NiraWorship ~ WIP

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NiraWorship ~ WIP
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04 Oct 13 at 8 pm

NiraWorship ~ 2010

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NiraWorship ~ 2010
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22 Sep 13 at 3 pm

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to SPX last weekend! It was so great to finally meet some of my favorite artists & publishers. Here are a few folks who absolutely destroyed my brain - 

I only have a few prints left over from the show that I just put in my web store. Like the BARTKIRA mini, these will not be reprinted so grab them while you can!!

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to SPX last weekend! It was so great to finally meet some of my favorite artists & publishers. Here are a few folks who absolutely destroyed my brain - 
Sam Bosma
Brooke Allen
Evan Palmer 
Ryan Sands 
Jason Leivian
I only have a few prints left over from the show that I just put in my web store. Like the BARTKIRA mini, these will not be reprinted so grab them while you can!!
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15 Sep 13 at 8 pm

BARTKIRA ~ vol.6 pg.261-265

by Frans Boukas

The Memory of Akira Lives on in Our Hearts!

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14 Sep 13 at 12 am

BARTKIRA ~ no.1 2013

"Everything’s coming up Milhouse"

Debuting this weekend at SPX BARTKIRA no.1!!!!

With contributions from:

Frans Boukas

Simone Nemes 

James Harevy

Guillaume Singelin

Rawn Gandy

Matt Deans

There is a super limited supply on these so grab one while you can. Along with Bartkira I’ll also have a few prints for sale at Meg & Rawn Gandy’s table. You can spot me wearing this sick shirt illustrated by Jimmy Giegerich. Come say hi and bask in the hyper-detailed excellence that is AKIRA.

The Memory of Akira Lives on in Our Hearts!

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17 Jul 13 at 8 pm

Solid Waste ~ pin-up

Frans Boukas Vs. Matt Deans

2010

This was another team-up illustration Matt and I did for his Violent Comic, Solid Waste. I drew logo & monster on this one, while he drew the monster on the Brolar pin-up.

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17 Jul 13 at 5 pm

High School Death Portrait ~

Frans Boukas Vs. Matt Deans

14 x 17” 2010

A Charles Burns exercise; I drew a before & after death portrait of Matt and he drew one of me. I’m still pretty happy that Matt can’t look at his.

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17 Jul 13 at 3 pm

Violent Comics ~ Gore logo

Piencils - inks

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16 Jul 13 at 5 pm

Brolar ~ pin-up

Frans Boukas Vs. Matt Deans

Colors: Neuromorph Graphics

2010

Team-up illustration; Matt penciled & inked the mecha-monster and I did the rest. The funniest thing I remember about this piece was that Matt started drawing from the chainsaw. The best way to start any composition!!

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16 Jul 13 at 1 pm

Violent Comics ~ t-shirts

OUT OF STOCK

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15 Jul 13 at 8 pm

Violent Vision ~ background process

2010

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15 Jul 13 at 5 pm

Brolar: Violent Vision ~ pencils

2010

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