When I was a kid I loved Sesame Street. When I became a teen I loved Street Fighter II. Somewhere in my deranged teenage mind I got the idea to combine the two, and for reasons I don’t fully understand, that idea has stuck with me throughout the years.
As I grew up, graduated from college, and started my career as a graphic designer the idea continued to float around in the back of my mind. When I heard that Capcom was bringing it’s fighting games out of a long period of dormancy with Street Fighter IV, it gave me some added motivation to stop dreaming and finally start doing a Sesame Street Fighter illustration series.
So, on March 16 2009 I posted my first “finished” illustration of Kernie (Ken + Ernie) on DeviantArt.com. I got enough positive feedback that I decided to keep going with it, and have been enjoying the process of adding new characters to the series ever since. I’m certainly not the first, or the only artist to come up with this concept, but I feel safe in saying that I’ve been the most prolific. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work featured on prominent video game websites like ScrewAttack, Destructoid, Kotaku, and Capcom-unity (by none other than Seth Killian himself).
Since beginning my Sesame Street Fighter series I've always wanted to do a big, epic group illustration with all of the characters together. When I learned about Kickstarter and the kind of success other artists were having with it, I thought a poster project seemed like a perfect opportunity for this group illustration.
I hope you'll support me in my project! If you purchase a poster from me, I'll also email you a Super Sesame Street Fighter Digital Sketch Book in PDF format:
Also, I was not able to find a financially reasonable solution for shipping these posters internationally, so if you live outside the U. S. or you simply can't afford to buy a poster right now, you can contribute a dollar to this project and receive a Super Sesame Street Fighter Desktop Wallpaper (JPG, 1920x1200 resolution) via email:
Thanks in advance for any support you're willing to give me!
Risks and challenges
I've spent some time doing my homework for this project and talking with a variety of printers and mailing companies. I have several companies that I've received quotes from that can actually handle the printing AND the shipping of our posters, so I'm not too concerned about that...it will only be a matter of going with the company that gives us the best deal for the best quality.
I will also make sure to press check a proof of our poster and ensure that I am satisfied with the quality before moving ahead with the printing.
I feel bad about not being able to ship to international addresses, but shipping costs vary widely outside the U.S., and I simply couldn't find an affordable solution for everyone.
The only challenge I anticipate would be a small delay in shipping. I will work closely with the printer to push to have the posters printed and shipped on schedule, but depending on who I use and what they already have on their schedule, it might take slightly longer to fulfill than expected. If this happens, I'll make sure to give regular updates to all backers and let them know where we're at.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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