21.05.13 by Jeff

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

The Simpsons + Akira = Bartkira community project
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.







22.02.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Jason Parker

A selection of work by artist Jason Parker who participated in this month’s Reader Submissions (click here to submit your work!). More images below.

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22.02.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Chromaphilia by Stella Paul

Phaidon is releasing a new book all about colour and art. Written by author and art historian Stella Paul, Chromaphilia invites readers to consider the many ways that colour has been theorized and utilized to express meaning and emotion throughout different time-periods and cultures.

Each chapter of the book covers a specific colour (Red, Blue, Purple, Gold, Yellow, Green, White, Grey and Black), and offers insight, artwork and anecdotes you probably didn’t know. Like how Yves Klein’s obsession with a particular shade of blue led him to develop his own customized (and patented) paint. Or how many crushed bugs it used to take to make the coveted red dye used for royal garments. (The answer is 70,000!)

Check out more images from Chromaphilia below or grab yourself a copy when it’s released on March 13th. We also have one to give away! To snag the book, simply post a link to any Booooooom article in the comment section below and write 1 sentence about the artist’s use of colour.

The winner will be selected in two weeks!

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22.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Haley Josephs

Paintings by Seattle-born, New York City-based artist Haley Josephs. See more images below.

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22.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Duffus

Paintings by artist Justin Duffus. More images below.

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22.02.17 by Staff

“I Need Some Rest” by Photographer Carson Gilliland

Florida-based photographer Carson Gilliland captures sites engulfed in darkness while simultaneously offering relief from the dark. See more images from “I Need Some Rest” below.

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