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Big news! Chibi Subscriptions! Woot!

Posted by Dave Bull at 6:00 PM, October 10, 2012 [Permalink]

Back when Jed and I were planning the opening of the Ukiyoe Heroes Kickstarter campaign, we needed a 'little something' to help make the campaign more interesting, and also to provide a way for people to participate who might otherwise have not been able to afford to do so.

I came up with the idea of making a series of small prints, riffing off the main Heroes designs, and being based roughly on the old Japanese senshafuda. Jed jumped at the idea, and within a few hours had come up with a few sample designs and the name for our new series - Chibi Heroes.

For those among you who don't speak Japanese, here's a little explanation of the word 'chibi':

'Chibi' is a word that a Japanese person might use to describe that insanely cute little toddler who lives next door: Playful? Check! Small scale? Of course! Did we mention cute? Double check!!

The pair of Chibi Heroes that we originally created for the Kickstarter campaign fit that name perfectly ... and they were wildly popular! ... so one thing has led to another, so here we are with an announcement:

Chibi Heroes in life after Kickstarter is becoming an ongoing series, and we are planning to issue two of them every month. Here's the first one - Best Friends? - now being printed here in our Tokyo workroom:

Visit the Chibi Heroes website and get your name on the list today!




Added by: Robin on October 11, 2012 2:54 AM

ohh thats great I like collecting.

Two questions:
1 Will this start in the November month?

2 The two previous chibi prints that was a part in the kickstarter project will they be included in the subscription?
(hammer and bow I believe they where called)

Added by: Dave on October 11, 2012 8:13 AM

in November?

Yes. The first pair of prints is now being printed, and they will be the 'November Pair'. We will invoice the subscribers on November 1st, and ship on November 10th.

... the two previous Chibi prints

The two prints from the Kickstarter project are already available from Jed's web shop. We weren't planning on including them in these subscriptions for a couple of reasons:

  • we are sending out over 700 of those to Kickstarter backers, so we think that many potential Chibi collectors already have them
  • they don't quite fit the 'pattern' that we are planning for these prints, with each one telling a little story ...

Added by: Leigh on November 19, 2012 7:54 PM

Dave, just wanted to say my two Chibi arrived today and they are fabulous, cant wait for my Fox Moon and then little prints every month!



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