Stan Sakai - About the Artist
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.
Stan Sakai - Official Shop and Original Art Gallery
At Stan's Official Shop and Art Gallery, you can purchase products straight from the creator himself!
Stan prides himself on his excellent support base. Followers of his work have been very loyal so Stan hopes to continue to create products and original works of art that can be purchased at a fair price.
What's New with Stan Sakai:
Sakai-Sensei was asked by Chris Smyrnios (the art director) to make Usagi Yojimbo into a stage play in London. Written by Stewart Melton, this play utilized Usagi Yojimbo themes and characters, but has its own interpretation. Looks very promising. Opening night is Friday, November 6, at the Performing Arts Center Theatre.
Stan was contacted by BOOM! Studios to be one of the featured artists in the upcoming 65th Anniversary anthology. This exciting comic panel depicts Charlie Brown’s adventure in Japan. Stan also collaborated with Julie Fujii who is known for her “Kawaii” style. She also designed the Chibi Usagi T-shirt. Read about it here: Peanuts 65th Anniversary…
Hello everyone, My name is Daniel Fujii and I will be the website admin for Sakai-Sensei. I’m very excited as there will be many NEW and COOL things that we’ll have on this website! Here are a couple of things: – Blog: This will be Stan’s official blog that he will update when he finds…