hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

The Ukiyo-e Heroes Kickstarter has begun

4:30 PM on 08.02.2012 // Tony Ponce
  @megaStryke

Just over a month ago, I shared some more amazing works by illustrator Jed Henry. These pieces of Nintendo fan art are rendered in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, re-imagining our favorite game heroes in imaginative new ways. Jed had plans to run a Kickstarter, starting on August 1, in order to turn at least one of his pieces into an actual woodblock print. It's now August 2 -- how is progress so far?

Hmmm... yep! He's already exceeded his goal of $10,400 five times over! And there are still 28 days left!

Originally, Jed was only going to have professional woodblock carver David Bull produce prints of the Mario Kart-inspired "Rickshaw Cart," but because of the success of the fundraiser, David has started to work on prints of the Star Fox-themed "Fox Moon" as well. If you want to get your hands on either of these authentic masterworks, you'll have to donate at least $135. If that sounds too rich for your blood, you can pledge less and request not-as-amazing-but-still-high-quality giclée prints of any of Jed's 12 other designs.

Now, watch Mr. Bull make magic happen after the break.

Ukiyo-e Heroes [Kickstarter] (Thanks for the alert, Ryan!)


Ukiyoe Heroes - proofing 'Rickshaw Cart' [YouTube]

Photo Gallery: (2 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Tony Ponce, Contributor
 Follow Blog + disclosure megaStryke Tips
(Decommissioned) Super Fighting Robot more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -