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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
Created by

Jed Henry

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

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'The Hero Rests' blocks are carved!

Dave Bull is a prolific carver, and this proves it.

I'm really excited for this print. It's going to be gorgeous.

You can see a more detailed version here.

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Fox Moon shipping is 2/3 complete!

Apparently, I'm bad at fractions. Please forgive. 

Now I'm just waiting for that last shipment from Dave. It will arrive soon, and I'll hurry to ship the last batch.

New designs for 2013!

What do you think? :D

Happy new year! Thank you for all of your support in 2012. Now that 2013 has arrived, I'll be posting a new giclée print every month.  They are available for sale at ukiyoeheroes.com

The top left kanji are:

走 run
日 day
駆 chase
and can be read: So-ni-kku

The bottom right kanji are 飛青破鎖, loosely meaning
"Flying blue, breaker of chains"

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Chibi Heroes process video is ready!

[This is Dave posting]

Ready at last! The video showing the process of making a pair of the Chibi Heroes prints is finally done!

It begins with shots of Jed drawing with his Japanese brush, and ends about 15 minutes later (a month or so in 'real' time) with the boxes of packed prints on my bike headed for the post office, on their way to the waiting collectors ...

We'd love to have your feedback and comments ... thank you for watching!

To learn more about the Chibi Heroes prints, visit their website here.

Fox Moon Woodblock shipping begins in January!

Hello, Everyone!  I've received the first 140 Fox Moon woodblock prints from Dave, and I'll start packing and shipping them as soon as the Holidays are over. I'd ship sooner, but I'm out of town visiting family. :P

Here's a short little tour of my studio, and a close look at the prints. 

Happy Holidays and New Year, y'all!

(For a better view, you can watch this in HD on the main YouTube site.)