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Bartkira: ‘The Simpsons’ + ‘Akira’ Art Show At Portland’s Floating World Comics

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For the better part of the past year (and some change), Tumblr has beheld one of the most blissful art jams of the current millenium, a panel-for-panel recreation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga starring the cast of The Simpsons appropriately dubbed, Bartkira. Inspired by Ryan Humphrey, organized by James Harvey and featuring the work of a sprawling assortment of artists from all over the web, the project has finally reached a print milestone. On May 1 at Portland, Oregon's Floating World Comics, fans got a chance to take in 16 pages of the project's original artwork in a special gallery, and also pick up a 96-page exhibition book collecting a selection of the project's sequential pages. ComicsAlliance dropped by to see the epic of Bart-turned-Kaneda and Milhouse-turned-Tetsuo in print and on the wall. Neo Springfield may or may not have E.X.P.L.O.D.E.d.

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Benjamin Marra’s ‘American Psycho’ Comics Now Available As Broadsheet Newspaper [Preview]

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One of the standout releases of last year's Brooklyn Comics + Graphics Festival was a characteristically striking series of self-published zines from Benjamin Marra (The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd) based on the filmed version of Bret Easton Ellis' infamous novel, American Psycho. Rendered in Marra's distinctive high-contrast style, each image recreates a moment from director Mary Harron's cult favorite film in such a way as to eclipse that mo

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Comics Retailers on Keeping Stores Stable in a Down Economy — And How Customers Can Help

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The brick and mortar retailers that make up the comic book industry's direct market are struggling. Though the reasons for this struggle stem from a cocktail of factors -- evolving consumer habits, online piracy, rising cover prices, distribution difficulties and an overall uncertain economy -- it's clear that the current cornerstone of comic book sales is in the midst of change

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Link Ink: Super Powers Posterized, Han Sulu And Batman’s ‘Arkham City’ Xbox 360

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Art: Mondo and Sideshow Collectibles team for a limited edition Super Powers print remembering Kenner's fan-favorite '80s action figure line.

Characters: Chris Illuminati looks at some classic Batman covers and ponders Robin's worth as a sidekick.

Anime: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure will be ge

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Creators Get Their ROM On For Charity Event Benefiting Bill Mantlo [Art]

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Beginning today and last through January 2, Floating World Comics of Portland, Ore. will host SPACENITE 2, the store's second ROM: Spaceknight-themed art gallery benefiting former attorney and prolific ROM scribe Bill Mantlo. Organized by store owner Jason Leivian, the SPACENITE 2 gallery contains the work of dozens of creators including Mike Allr

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Katamari Damacy Art By Cartoonists Earns Money for Homeless, Visit from Keita Takahashi

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The Prince rolling up a katamari of items in the "Katamari Damacy" video game may look like an exercise in consumer greed, but thanks to Jason Leivian from the Portland, Ore. comic shop Floating World, more than 40 artists have come together to be charitable by d

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