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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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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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Usagi Website is International and Upcoming Italy Trip

    I’m pleased to announce that the official Usagi Yojimbo website now has an option to translate text to multiple languages!  This comes at a great time since Stan Sakai, the creator of Usagi Yojimbo  is invited to Italy as a guest.  Stan will be be at the comic book convention in Lucca and speaking in…

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New Usagi Yojimbo Website Design and Art Gallery Info

Hi Usagi fans,   I’m pleased to announce that the Usagi Yojimbo website will be updated.  As you know, Usagi Yojimbo in the recent past has been on hiatus.  With the release of Senso, continued serialization, and now a website update, Usagi Yojimbo is coming back strong! Most functions on the previous website will still be…

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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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