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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.

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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.  

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UY 156 cover process

By Stan Sakai | Feb 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

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…

UY 155, page 6 process

By Stan Sakai | Feb 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

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…

UY Saga #6 tip-in plates

By Stan Sakai | Dec 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

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…