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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
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Jed Henry

2,422 backers pledged $313,341 to help bring this project to life.

By popular demand: 'I Choose You!' is now available as an Oban format (12 x 17) giclée print!

Dear Supporters,

Many of you have requested 'I Choose You!' be released as a giclée, as well as a woodblock print.  At first I was reluctant, because I had drawn that design to work specifically as a koban format (7 x 9) woodblock.

After a little thought, I realized that I was being silly.  This design will look glorious as a giclée.  

Thank you for your input.  'I Choose You!' is now officially open as a giclée!

I still encourage you to consider the woodblock version.  Because of all the open, exposed paper area of this particular design, you'll be able to see a lot more texture – a subtle embossing effect.  This one will be special, because of its simplicity and directness.

You can specifically choose it as one of your giclées, or as one of your woodblocks, in the Order Survey, which we'll send you in early September.

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    1. Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on August 22, 2012

      Well Jed, in that case I might take a look at it when I near Graduation in a year ;)

    2. Creator Lauren Page on August 21, 2012

      Jed, I think the thing you're talking about artistically is the use of "negative" space -- space with nothing in it -- when making a great design or print. The "problem" with Yoshitoshi and a lot of the other prints you have been using as source material is that they come from a time when it was considered important to fill the page with design elements, or at least color. But some of my favorite prints have spaces that are more "present by absence".

      Not that there's a whole lot of room for "negative space in video games! (I think that's part of why they invented cut-scenes!)

    3. Creator Robb Fitzsimmons on August 21, 2012

      Great work! I assume for those who bought the complete giclee set, this will now be included?

    4. Creator Robin Farley on August 21, 2012

      Jed and Dave. Great news. I was wondering will it be possible to just add money for additional prints. Say for instance one was subscribed at the Bento Box level and wanted to buy another giclee, would they just add 40 dollars to their support?

    5. Creator Andrew Byro on August 21, 2012

      Right, and I see it's been fixed, neeeeever mind.

    6. Creator Andrew Byro on August 21, 2012

      Erm...*now* officially a print...?

    7. Creator Jed Henry on August 21, 2012

      Céline, no rush! We'll have it available for years to come. You can save up. :)

    8. Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on August 21, 2012

      ...Make that an extra $45 to ship to Canada. So it's official, I can't find that much.

      It is lovely, though. And I look forward to printing it out a few times from the Colouring Book. :)

    9. Creator Jed Henry on August 21, 2012


    10. Creator Kuba P on August 21, 2012

      typical Freudian mistake showing you still are reluctant:P

    11. Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on August 21, 2012

      Gah! *falls over*

      Oh well, there is no way to magically discover $30 in 9 days!

      ...Or is there? *starts to rebalance budget*

    12. Creator Jed Henry on August 21, 2012

      Got it! Sorry about that! :P Still early in the morning.

    13. Creator Jed Henry on August 21, 2012

      oops! Fixing that!

    14. Creator Grigoris on August 21, 2012

      o yeah!

    15. Creator Isaac Banner on August 21, 2012

      ^ Yeah, I'm assuming he does. Read the next line.

    16. Creator SRkickstarter on August 21, 2012

      "not officially" = "now officially" ?

    17. Creator Jackal Chan on August 21, 2012

      Do you mean "is NOW officially open as a giclée!" ?