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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
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    1. Nick on

      I got my print the other day and i got to say the pictures on here don't do the justice, i got the Fox Moon and last Arrow and they just look amazing, I just want to say thank you to both of you guys for the great work you guys did and after I get some more money I plan on framing them and getting two more hopefully wood block prints, just got to say it again but you guys did an amazing job

    2. Jed Henry 3-time creator on

      [This is Dave posting] "... take my wallet ..." I hope everybody understands that the 'feline transportation' print visible in those photos is not part of our Ukiyoe Heroes series, and indeed, is not something that I can sell.

      I cut those blocks back in 1990 for use in a children's activity day as part of a local Culture Festival. We put the blocks out on a table together with brushes and pigments, and kids had a blast making their own prints on them. I never approached Studio Ghibli for permission, as there was never any intention to do anything commercial. Nowadays, the blocks sit here, and are just used for occasions like this one, when we need to give people a chance to try printmaking for themselves.

      It's kind of on my 'to do list' to one day contact the Ghibli people to see if they would cooperate with a licensing arrangement for our workshop to put out some proper prints based on their characters. One day ...

    3. Nathan Black on

      Awesome, now where can I get that Studio Ghibli woodblock. Take my wallet!!!!