“It’s Too Wild For You To Handle“ For Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus is hosting a Bartkira Nuclear Edition Book Launch & Exhibition and the opening reception is tonight, Saturday April 9th from 7-10 pm PST.

The title of the piece is a direct quote from Akira, “I customized this bike for myself! It’s too wild for you too handle.“ The motorcycle is a metaphor and foreshadowing for Tetsuo loosing control, and being too thirsty for power he can’t handle. And in both cases Bartneda/ Kanebart, gets caught up because of Tetsuhouse/ Milsuo.


So, two things.

1) It’s kind of weird how there isn’t a (legal) digital edition of Akira in the Year of Our Lord 2017, and yet the paradoy version Bartkira is nearly complete, so the easiest way to post noteworthy scenes from the original version is to grab images from the Simpsonized version.

2) Speaking as a scientist, Katsuhiro Otomo is kind of hitting me where I live.