Posts by Stan Sakai

UY Saga #6 tip-in plates

It’s time to sign more tip-in plates. This one is for the UY Saga #6 hardcovers. The art was mostly done with ink and watercolors on 9×12″ 4-ply Strathmore bristol board. The rains were drawn with an opaque white gel pen. They are called “tip-ins” because they are tipped into the book during the binding…

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Lucca interview

Here is a link to an interview I did while at the Lucca Comics and Games Festival in Italy. It took place in an old cathedral, which featured an exhibit of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts which celebrates its 65th anniversary. I should point out that the Torre Guinigi, a tower with a small forest of oak…

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UY Book 30: Thieves and Spies cover process

Here is a step-by-step look at the making of the cover to UY Book 30: Thieves and Spies. It was done on 4-ply 500 series Strathmore cold press bristol. The art is approximately 8.5×12.5 inches. I laid out the pencils very loosely using a 2H 3mm mechanical pencil. I am just concerned with creating shapes…

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UY 152: River Rising, page 2

I finished the art for UY 152. Here is a step-by-step of page 2. It was drawn on 11×17″ 2-ply Strathmore bristol, 500 series with a 10×15″ image area. 1–penciled with a 2H 3mm mechanical pencil then the lines were reinforced with an H lead. Lettering lines were drawn in using an Aames Guide with…

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Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition!

I received an advance copy of the upcoming UY Gallery Edition, and it looks great.  It is shot same size from the original art (except for 1 page), and, though the art is b/w, is printed in color so you can see the white outs, stray pencil marks, etc. It comes out in October from…

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Usagi pins!

Many of you asked for them, so the Usagi “cloisonné” pins are back! They are actually slightly bigger than the original, but has the same Usagi head logo and red background as the first one.  No mail orders on these, at least not for now, but I will have them beginning with the upcoming Long…

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