Usagi fighting a Nue

Every so often I get a bad batch of Bristol board where the ink spreads, not too much but more than acceptable. Such was the case with this drawing. I was thinking of redrawing it anyway as the penciled art is too big for a cover and there would not be enough room for the…

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UY Saga 8 cover process

I turned in the cover art for UY Saga 8. Ink and watercolor on approximately 11×17, 4-ply, cold press Strathmore Bristol board. This book will contain UY Books 29 (Two Hundred Jizo), 30 (Thieves & Spies), and 31 (The Hell Screen). Major featured characters are Kitsune, and Inspector Ishida. I rough-pencilled this idea with a…

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Rose City Comic-Con

Julie and I were guests of this past weekend’s Rose City Comic-Con in Portland, OR. We flew up very early Thursday morning and arrived at our hotel in the late morning. We took the streetcar to the downtown area and walked around, lunching on Korean burritos at a food truck. We Uber-ed over to The…

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2018 Update

Hi Usagi Fans, Stan has expressed interest in updating this blog himself (FB isn’t the best place for lengthier posts).  We will most likely notify you of a blog post via FB, but if you don’t have one, please bookmark this page and check back later. In other news, we just added some merchandise (September…

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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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