Hoping your favorite design becomes a woodblock? Here's our official schedule!
It's been almost a week since launch, and we are floored by everybody's enthusiasm. We know that many of you are waiting for your favorite design to become a woodblock. Rather than string everybody along with random stretch goals, we thought it would be better to keep you in the loop. We've assessed our progress so far, and came up with the progress goals in the image below.
You might notice that the delivery dates of the last few prints extend all the way to August, 2013(!). Because woodblock prints are handmade, there's no way to put them into mechanical mass production. Every print takes X time, and our delivery dates will reflect this. Specifically, David expects each design to take about 2 months to carve, test print, and produce. Please note that these are long estimates! Dave will work hard to deliver ahead of schedule if possible. Perhaps the coolest part is that David will post updates on this Kickstarter page, as well as on Facebook and his own website, documenting his carving and printing.
(Also note: This schedule only affects woodblock prints. The gicée prints will still be delivered in November, 2012.)
We didn't want our delivery dates to stretch longer than August 2013, so we had to limit our current schedule to 6 designs. (6 designs, times 2 months each, equals a year of production.) For that reason, we chose wide range of characters and designs for this run of prints. If your particular favorite isn't in this batch, don't lose hope! It's still available as a giclée, and we might even make a woodblock in the future!