Here are my final Bartkira pages! Due to an apparent spreadsheet mixup my pages were double booked, so I only ended up doing two pages and one panel. But considering how labor intensive redrawing Otomo is, I’m not sorry!
I took the approach of depicting the concept of Bartkira as literally as possible- that being “Simpsons characters in Akira”. So I reproduced the Simpsons characters as faithfully as possible, not even changing their clothes, and matching Otomo’s incredible backgrounds as closely as I could. The backgrounds are almost completely freehand (that’s why everything’s crooked).
I put Matt Groening’s signature on every page, because there’s some weird thing where it has to appear on all official Simpsons merchandise, even if he didn’t draw it, and I thought it would be funny to adhere to that here.
Huge thanks and props to James Harvey for running this, Ryan Humphrey for inspiring it, and Katsuhiro Otomo and Matt Groening for something, but I forget what.