Count Me In: Those Badass Japanese Woodblock Video Game Character Prints Now Available Via Kickstarter

August 1, 2012


Remember Jed Henry's series of Ukiyo-e prints featuring video game characters in a traditional Japanese woodblock style? Well now they're available via his Kickstarter page, where you can purchase various prints (digital prints start at $40, an actual print from woodblock will set you back $135). The project met its $10,000 funding goal in the first day and is already 3X past it, so Jed's work is definitely getting the appreciation it deserves. My work? My work never gets the appreciation it deserves. I've only gotten ONE fan email in the past week, and you know what it said? It said, "Dammit GW, if you sucked any harder you'd be a f***ing black hole." I actually printed it out and hung it on the fridge because it's the nicest one I've gotten in awhile. :(

Thanks to Donald, Ryan V, fabian, Zuan, Patrick J, Josh W, Chris, Katy H and Jed Henry himself, who all agree oldschool is the best school.

  • Ed

    It looks so clean and crisp and well-aligned, like it's done in Illustrator. I'm still having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact he used actual wood blocks. Very Impressive.

  • Matthew Anderson

    HE didn't. He's having Japanese professionals do the traditional wood-carving and printing, which i imagine will look much more authentic.

  • I love you GW. I appreciate all your hard work.

  • Davidsadi

    $40 for one print? come on your not giving very much incentive to pledge.

  • Matthew Anderson

    That's an entirely reasonable price.
    The mokuhanga ones are more and also WORTH THE PRICE.

  • You can get a coloring book for $10


    or you can get a coloring book for a dollar or print your own for free. whats your point?

  • Guest

    ah, awesome. I was thrilled to see one can purchase copies of the prints for other folks to fill in with color (that actually sounds fun).

  • Matthew Anderson

    Been following there for a while, THEY ROCK!

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