today my friends were watching Akira, the 1988 animated movie, based on the manga books by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. this movie is also directed by Otomo. now i usually don't dig Anime or Manga, other than Scott Pilgrim, but when i spoke with Frank Quitely at last years Fan Expo, he told me that Otomo was a big influence on his art, so i decide to give it a try. i thought Akira was a little long and the ending dragged, but it was PRETTYGOOD. the animation was quite good for 1988. the backgrounds were very detailed and the shots were excellent. and i can definitely see how influential it is on modern anime and comics. i don't know if i would watch this again, but i will probably pick up the manga books. i really liked the character of Tetsuo so much that i sketched this head shot while i watched.
i also, sketched these Invincible pics, cuz i realized that haven't drawn much of Invincible but i like the design.