Posts by Stan Sakai

San Diego Comic-Con commissions

As will all conventions, I have been taking commissions to be picked up at the San Diego Con. I’ve been pretty busy between these private commissions and the dinner commissions. Above is one of the private ones.

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San Diego Comic-Con dinner

We are doing something new this year for San Diego Comic-Con. IDW is organizing a dinner with Walter Simonson and myself with lots of goodies for attendees–original 9×12″ commissions, limited prints and a very limited gold-foil edition of the Grasscutter artist select edition. It is almost sold out, but there are still a few slots…

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Grasscutter Artist Select edition

IDW edition Scott Dunbier stopped by my signing at Knowhere Games and Comics and gave me an advance copy of the 460+ page, over size Complete Grasscutter Artist Select edition. It is a beautiful slip cased edition with such attention to detail. It’s one of the most impressive book in the Usagi Library. Though black…

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Halloween ComicFest 2019

Here is a horrifying watercolor, the cover of a “horrifying” project. Usagi is participating in Halloween ComicFest, where you can buy packets of comics or mini-comics at a discount rate and give them out to Trick or Treaters. They will be available at participating comic shops in late October. The Usagi book will reprint a…

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HeroesCon Souvenir book and T-shirt

Among the guests at this weekend’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC are Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Julie and myself. The con asked Sergio and me to come up with a design for their Souvenir book and T-shirt. We each came up with a design. Mine was horizontal which would not do for their purposes. Sergio did…

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Groo/Usagi vinyl stickers

Sergio and I collaborated on a couple of things for our upcoming trip to HeroesCon next week. This 3 inch reusable vinyl sticker is one of them. Mark Evanier and Julie Sakai will also be there.

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Usagi/Tomoe and animals 3

The art is 9×12 inches on 10×15 4-ply, 500 series, cold press Strathmore Bristol. I used a .3 2H mechanical pencil to do a rough layout and a .5 B for finished pencils. Inking was done with a Koh-i-Noor ArtPen with Platinum Carbon black ink. The art is finished with watercolors.

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Usagi/Tomoe and animals

This commission request came as, “Usagi and Tomoe, back to back, with swords drawn and smiling. There is a tokage in the background and small animals around them.” They did not limit me to non-fictional or extinct animals, so this is the pencils I offered.

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Usagi vs Shredder

Julie and I will be guests at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC in a few weeks. As usual before an appearance I take a few commissions. This is the first time I have drawn Shredder from the TMNT. Here are the pencils awaiting approval.

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