21.05.13 by Jeff

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira aka The Greatest Comic Art Project Ever

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I had no idea until yesterday that the greatest project in the history of comics and the Internet was already well underway. More than 300 artists (and counting) are contributing to the Bartkira community project in which Ōtomo Katsuhiro’s manga classic Akira is re-told using characters from The Simpsons.

Artist James Harvey proposed the idea for the project after seeing a bunch of incredible drawings by another artist Ryan Humphrey.

It looks as though the submission period is about to end (I wish I had known sooner!) but if you’re interested you could contact James about the project here.

If you search “Bartkira” on Tumblr (see here) you will see how amazing this project is. I can’t wait to see the finished book all together.

Peep a bunch more of Ryan Humphrey’s drawings below!

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project
The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project

ryanhumphrey.co.uk/Bartkira

harveyjames.tumblr.com













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.