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A parody art project, commenting on the ancient origins of modern Japanese game culture.  浮世絵ヒーロー
A parody art project, commenting on the ancient origins of modern Japanese game culture.  浮世絵ヒーロー
A parody art project, commenting on the ancient origins of modern Japanese game culture.  浮世絵ヒーロー
2,422 backers pledged $313,341 to help bring this project to life.

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The 'I Choose You' video is ready!

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[this is Dave commenting]

I have just finished uploading the I Choose You video to YouTube. As with most of the recent videos, this one shows the proof printing, start to finish. It also includes a 'bonus' section - a series of scenes of our five printers all working on their batch of this print:

And with this video, my part of this Kickstarter project is done! We have now shipped to Jed all the prints that were ordered during the campaign (and a whole lot more too). It has been a very long road, but extremely satisfying.

We here in Tokyo offer our most sincere 'thank you' to the backers; your support of this project has made a huge difference in our lives, and to the careers of a number of people here. Our workshop is now on a strong foundation, and we are looking forward to  building it from here, small step by step, and making many more beautiful prints over the years to come.

Thank you once more and ... (see you again here on Kickstarter, I'm sure!)

Dave and the crew

[Now to Jed]

I also want to thank all of you wonderful backers. You have changed my life, and given me a new artistic drive. This project was possible only through your patronage. The best part is that we're not done yet! Plans for the future continue to materialize. We keep pulling more and more artists into Dave's operation. 

Anyway, here's video proof that we've shipped the last prints fort this Kickstarter. (Yet again, Dave shows my video up with his great camerawork!)

Yokai Dracul is ready to ship!

Hello, everyone! 

I just got a whole batch of prints from Dave's Tokyo workshop: Yokai Dracul, which is based on the Castlevania series.

Oh.

My.

Godzilla.

They look amazing - this is my favorite print so far. I love how bright the flames look next to the deep gray shadows.  Way to go, Dave and team!

You can see super detailed photos at our website:

http://www.ukiyoeheroes.com/products-page/woodblock/yokai-dracul-woodblock-print/

And here's a photo of the whole print:

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The Yokai Dracul video is ready!

[This is Dave commenting ...]

The next video in our series is finally ready! This one shows the entire proof printing of the newest print - the Yokai Dracul.

I have to apologize that this print is technically a bit later than I originally promised during the campaign last year. I promised August, but here we are in September. I hope none of the waiting backers are too upset about that ...

So here we are, with now just one print left to go before we have completed all the commitments to the backers. It's the 'I Choose You' design, and I'll be starting in a few days. Thanks for your patience!

Video Game Update: New Enemies Revealed

Hello, everyone.

As you know, my new game is up and running on Kickstarter. I've been posting character designs all week, and I wanted to share them with you.  

All of these characters are available in a set of 12 art prints, for just $20. You get great art, and help fund a cool game. Please come check it out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499165518/edo-superstar

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Our new project is now on Kickstarter!

Hello, patrons of woodblock printing!

I'm super excited to reveal my new project: a video game!

Please check it out here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499165518/edo-superstar

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