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"Good for Health / Bad for Education" by Dan Mumford (for #Crazy4Cult9)

"Good for Health / Bad for Education" by Dan Mumford
Done for Crazy4Cult #9 @ Gallery1988
Sized 18 x 24 inches screenprint
embedded signature, limited edition of 50
Priced at US$50 (Buy here)

"TETSUO!!" by Blair Sayer (for #Crazy4Cult9)

"TETSUO!!" by Blair Sayer
Done for Crazy4Cult #9 @ Gallery1988
Mixed media, acrylic, and colour pencils on plywood
Sized 11.8 x 16.5 inches (framed)
Priced at US$550.00 (Buy here)

“Tetsuo Becoming” by N.C. Winters (for #Crazy4Cult9)

Opening tonight! The ninth annual Crazy 4 Cult show at @galleries1988 in LA. Here's the full reveal of my contribution to the show, based off the 1988 movie Akira. I won't be able to attend (sadly) but if you're in the neighborhood, don't miss it! Doors open at 7PM, but there's usually a line, so get there early! “Tetsuo Becoming” Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel. 14″ x 18″ (2015) Check out my blog for more info and detailed close ups: #iamtetsuoA photo posted by N.C. Winters (@ncwintersart) on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:46am PST

(Purchase here for US$1,600.00)
"For my painting this time around, I took on the amazing 1988 anime Akira, based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. I’ve been meaning to capture Tetsuo’s climactic metamorphosis for some time, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. It was an extremely short timeline, and the restraint made me push that much harder. I’m very pleased with the result. For purchase inquiri…

AKIRA 2007 Presentation by Ruairi Robinson

"In 2007, Ruairí Robinson was hired by Warner Bros. to direct a live-action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 Japanese animated classic Akira. To secure the rights to Akira, WB had Robinson put together a rip reel. That's when a director cuts together footage from other movies to give viewers an idea of what the film will be like." -reported"This was the original presentation I put together to help WB secure the rights for Akira back in 2007.

It consists of a trailer I cut using the original anime, a rip reel of references from other movies, and a few visual tests I did in a hurry to give an impression of the movie. The whole thing was put together in 3 frantic weeks fueled by a lot of coffee.

I'm not a big fan of rip reels to be honest, because it's hard to represent the movie you want to make by sampling other movies that don't really look like it... and purists may balk at the "New Manhattan" in the trailer (this reverted to…