Blog Updates

Hi Usagi Fans, Since Stan is more involved in his social media outlets such as FB, Twitter, and Instagram, please visit him there for the most recent updates! Thank you, Usagi Staff  

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Usagi VR

There was an Usagi Yojimbo VR demonstration at the Silicon Valley Comic-con at the X10 Studios booth. It looks fantastic! https://www.facebook.com/684447821652758/photos/a.855848574512681.1073741828.684447821652758/917822598315278/?type=3&theater

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UY 156 cover process

The pencils for UY 156 cover was done with a 3mm 2H mechanical pencil, then reinforced with a 5mm HB lead on 2-ply 500 series Strathmore bristol board. The paper size is 11×17 inches, with a 10×15.5 image area. This is part 2 of the 3-part Secret of the Hell Screen story. It is an…

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UY 155, page 6 process

I turned in the art for UY 155: The Secret of the Hell Screen, an Inspector Ishida Mystery. The art was drawn on 11×17 inch 2-ply 500 series Strathmore cold press bristol board. The image area is 10×15 inches. Pencilled with a 3mm 2H mechanical pencil, then some lines were reinforced with a 5mm HB…

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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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Usagi Issue #143 Preview Art

Stan Sakai’s latest story for Usagi Yojimbo Issue #143.  It’s titled “Kyuri (Cucumbers)” and is about another encounter with the Japanese mythological creature the Kappa.  The last story to feature a Kappa in Usagi Yojimbo was around 30 years ago!  It was in Usagi issue #6.  If you would like to read the first story…

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Groo and Usagi Yojimbo Commission

            Sergio Aragones and Stan Sakai recently collaborated on a piece available in the art gallery called Groo vs Usagi Yojimbo.  It is available on the website here for purchase or to view.  You can also view Sergio’s website here.          

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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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