A Samurai Rabbit Comic Book Adventure Finds a New Home
“The cartoonist Stan Sakai and his 17th-century samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, are about to embark on new, colorful adventures, with a monthly series starting in June with a new publisher, IDW.”
– New York Times
About the Artist – Stan Sakai
In addition to the famous Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai also wrote and illustrated The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy; a comic series with a medieval setting, influenced by Sergio Aragones’s Groo the Wanderer.
The characters first appeared in Albedo #1 in 1984, and were subsequently featured in issues of Critters, GrimJack, Amazing Heroes and Furrlough Sakai became famous with the creation of Usagi Yojimbo, the epic saga of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit living in late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth-century Japan.