Studio MDHR has been basking in the release of Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to its recent arrival, the once Microsoft-only game is branching out to even more fans now. With this resurgence, we’ve seen more Cuphead themed merchandise getting released in a variety of ways. Today, Studio MDHR tweeted out a brand new piece of artwork that you can purchase thanks to iam8bit.

A collaboration with Japanese horror punk band Balzac and artist Stephen Winiecki, this five-color, limited edition woodblock print is mashing up the style of 1930s cartoons with the Ukiyo-e aesthetic. Limited to a print run of 100, Balzac’s “Skullman” character is hunting down Cuphead and Mugman — in their Evil Cuphead and Vile Mugman forms. The print is priced at $150 and will be shipped out between July 1st and September 30th of this year.

As someone who has studied printmaking, the process of making a woodblock print is a tough, time-intensive process. Yet, the results can be phenomenal. The chance to own a print of this caliber is not one to pass up. Just make sure that the piece is professionally framed so it can withstand the test of time.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

Jennifer Burch