A few weeks back, Limited Paper pointed you in the direction of a brand-new poster based on the 80‚Äôs manga classic, Akira.¬† That piece‚ÄĒcreated by a relative newcomer by the name of Alexander Iaccarino‚ÄĒwas impressive enough to go from ‚Äúvirtually unknown‚ÄĚ to ‚Äúcompletely sold out‚ÄĚ in just under 24 hours.¬† Indeed, we immediately picked up a 24×36‚ÄĚ edition of the poster, and (if your emails are any indication) so did a bunch of you.
Well, since we all placed our orders on the same day, it‚Äôs likely that‚ÄĒlike us– you‚Äôre wondering when said poster is gonna arrive.¬† This week, we requested an update on Akira‚Äôs shipping progress, and were delighted when Alex got back to us with good news and some exclusive new photos.¬† Wanna check out those photos, find out what Alex had to say, and learn when your posters might start arriving?¬† Meet me after the jump, folks.
Like it says in the intro above, we probably never would‚Äôve come across Alexander Iaccarino‚Äôs Akira poster had it not been for a few fellow collectors pointing us in its direction:¬† after photos of the piece started circulating online a few weeks ago, we immediately clicked over to Iaccarino‚Äôs website, That Kid Who Draws.¬† We were surprised to see that–yup, sure enough‚ÄĒthe piece was still for sale.¬† We immediately picked up a 24×36‚ÄĚ edition of the print, and I couldn‚Äôt help but include Alex‚Äôs piece in that day‚Äôs installment of Limited Paper.¬† The next day, we learned that Akira‚ÄĒa poster that was on virtually no one‚Äôs radar just 24 hours prior– had sold out.
Well, we expected that Alex would have his hands full in the wake of that massively successful sale, so we did what we always do when we‚Äôre trying to make the wait for a newly-purchased print go by quicker:¬† we just stopped thinking about the damn thing.¬†¬† Then, this past Tuesday, I suddenly realized that my walls were alarmingly light on Akira-based artwork.¬† Hadn‚Äôt I taken steps to fix that just a few weeks ago?¬†¬† I got back in touch with Alex, and‚ÄĒalong with an update‚ÄĒhe also took the time to tell us a little bit about what life was like in the days after that unexpectedly huge sale:
I was not expecting such a response to the Akira poster but I did my best to handle the sold out run. Due to confusion of paper type and a high-demand for Giclee prints, I ended up personally responding to over 200 emails over the next two weeks. In the end, the 24×36 poster was offered in 12pt Gloss, 6mil Matte, and Giclee. Although in different paper types, there are only 100 out there of the 24×36. ¬†The 11×17’s are on a 12pt Matte and also a limited run of 100 (still available).¬†In the future I will only be printing on one paper type yet to be decided.¬†It’s been a stressful experience but at the same time I am truly inspired by the response and consider this a great learning experience. All prints will be shipped this week except for the Giclee’s which will go out next week. The next run will go much smoother I promise. To stay in the loop on upcoming posters you can join my mailing list at www.thatkidwhodraws.com. I want to thank everyone for their purchase, patience, and support!
So, there ya have it, folks!¬† If you ordered anything other than the Giclee edition of Alex‚Äôs piece, you can expect your poster to be in the mail this week.¬† Those of us that went with the Giclee option?¬† Just one more week until those kick-ass posters start making their way through the mail, and from the looks of these new photos Alex sent us, it‚Äôs going to be well worth the wait.¬† Let‚Äôs take a look at some of those pics now:
As Alex has already pointed out, you can head on over to www.thatkidwhodraws.com to get signed up on dude‚Äôs official mailing list!¬† For what it‚Äôs worth, a little birdie dropped some details about Alex‚Äôs next project in our lap last week‚Ä¶and it sounds like something that‚Äôs going to be right up many of our alleys (can‚Äôt say much, but we can say this:¬† the next poster produced by ‚ÄúThat Kid Who Draws‚ÄĚ is going to have some serious backing).¬† If you‚Äôre a fan of Alex‚Äôs work on Akira, you should definitely get on that mailing list and follow us on Twitter @Limited Paper:¬† as soon as we‚Äôve got the go-ahead to start pulling back the curtain, we‚Äôll be posting links to the info their first!
And what of the rest of you?¬† What of the gallery owners, the other artists, the poster-enthusiasts who are just dying to share a hint about an upcoming print (or, hell, why not:¬† an entire series)?¬† For you, we recommend dropping us a line at LimitedPaper@Gmail.com:¬† we‚Äôre always happy to feature new artists, gallerys, and artwork here at Limited Paper, so don‚Äôt hesitate to get in touch if you‚Äôve got something you think we‚Äôd like!¬† Everyone else?¬† You‚Äôve been relegated to the featureless void of the comments section:¬† use it will, and keep your eyes peeled for even more Limited Paper in the near future!
While you‚Äôre here, check out some of our older installments of Limited Paper (who knows?¬† You might still be able to get your hands on some of these if you know where to look):
- Limited Paper:¬† Interview with DC Comics/Mondo artist Jock, creator of Comic-Con‚Äôs coolest DARK KNIGHT RISES poster¬†
- Limited Paper Contest #2:¬† Find out how mashing up STAR WARS and gangster stuff could win you some cool, free posters!¬†
- Limited Paper:¬† Artist creates DARK KNIGHT RISES print to benefit the Aurora shooting victims, BREAKING BAD series adds another print to its ranks¬†
- Limited Paper Exclusive:¬† Photos and information regarding Mark Englert‚Äôs THE OLDEST AND MOST MIGHTY RACE IN THE UNIVERSE¬†
- Limited Paper: ¬†MONDO presents THE GOONIES in Kansas City, Hanuka‚Äôs VERTIGO, Godmachine‚Äôs ALIENS
- Limited Paper: ¬†Jeff Boyes, Josh Budich, and Jay Shaw Team Up with GALLERY 1988 for New Work
- Limited Paper: Mondo sells over 9,000 copies of its Olly Moss DARK KNIGHT RISES print
- Limited Paper: ¬†Interested in purchasing Mondo‚Äôs DARK KNIGHT RISES print by Olly Moss? ¬†Here‚Äôs how
- Limited Paper: Interview with YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR and THIS IS MY FARM artist Mark Englert
- Limited Paper: Over 40 exclusive images from the Mondo booth during the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con!
- Limited Paper: Mike Mitchell‚Äôs ADVENTURE TIME print, Jay Shaw‚Äôs MIMIC print make their Comic-Con debuts
- Limited Paper: Olly Moss‚Äô THE DARK KNIGHT RISES variant, JC Richards releases LOTR, much more from Comic-Con!
- Limited Paper: New artwork inspired by ALIEN, GAME OF THRONES, ADVENTURE TIME and more!
- Limited Paper: Our exclusive review of Mondo‚Äôs CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON poster at Comic-Con!
- Limited Paper: Jock puts THE DARK KNIGHT RISES on paper, Olly Moss‚Äô PRINCESS MONONOKE, and more!
- Limited Paper Giveaway: Wanna win an extremely limited edition Tyler Stout print for SLEEPING DOGS?