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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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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 Book 30: Thieves and Spies cover process

By Stan Sakai | Oct 14, 2015 | 4 Comments

Here is a step-by-step look at the making of the cover to UY Book 30: Thieves and Spies. It was done on 4-ply 500 series Strathmore cold press bristol. The art is approximately 8.5×12.5 inches. I laid out the pencils very loosely using a 2H 3mm mechanical pencil. I am just concerned with creating shapes…

UY 152: River Rising, page 2

By Stan Sakai | Oct 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

I finished the art for UY 152. Here is a step-by-step of page 2. It was drawn on 11×17″ 2-ply Strathmore bristol, 500 series with a 10×15″ image area. 1–penciled with a 2H 3mm mechanical pencil then the lines were reinforced with an H lead. Lettering lines were drawn in using an Aames Guide with…

Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition!

By Stan Sakai | Oct 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

I received an advance copy of the upcoming UY Gallery Edition, and it looks great.  It is shot same size from the original art (except for 1 page), and, though the art is b/w, is printed in color so you can see the white outs, stray pencil marks, etc. It comes out in October from…