Katsuhiro Otomo’s Watermelon Messiah. There is a high-res copy of the truncated version of this story that appeared in ‘KABA’ and a very low-res copy of the full version which you can’t get anymore. Anyway, I stitched the two together.

UPDATE: I found pictures of how this comic originally appeared in a special edition of Young Magazine (September 14, 1981), so I added ‘em to the bottom. It appeared in this foldout 655 x 250 dimension format. The story was introduced with the text:

"In the distant future, the starving and thirsty people of a devastated civilisation witness a messiah from a distant planet."

where have you been missy

helo. right here. doing nothing. spending the week being lazy at home w/ cats. gonna watch mlb for the first/last time ever now. later

a message from me to you

a message from me to you


I’m continually wowed by Otomo’s flair for architecture, landscape, interior design, lighting … his environments are really something special, showcasing his intricate linework and a highly dramatic sense of form.

Here are some of the key locations of Akira, issues #1-16.

I don’t get it when people say I wanna go to Europe I mean as a European you gotta be more specific because there’s a major difference between Denmark and Greece so which part of fucking Europe do you wanna go to


if any of you have ever wondered what my life outside of tumblr is like here’s your answer