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:
Hi guys, Stan sent me three new images that he recently finished. They are available to view in the art gallery. Gen at the Gates has already been purchased. The pieces added are: “Gen at the Gates”, “Usagi Leaping in the Dark”, and Usagi and Tomoe Fight”.
(From Stan’s Official Facebook) Here is a photo of another Comic-con commission. This was inspired by the story of the Tanabata Matsuri–the Festival of the Weaver-girl and the Cow tender. Two celestial lovers are separated by the waters of the Milky Way. Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th Lunar month, magpies…
In preparation for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, Sakai Sensei has created 15 original art pieces! They are available for view in the Art Gallery section of the website. Also, Sakai Sensei sent me a three step process for the “Usagi Sword Drawn”. Here it is: