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UY Saga #6 tip-in plates

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…

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Usagi Yojimbo Saga #5 Set to Release Later November

    Hi Usagi Fans, We’ve received the advance copies of Saga #5 in both Hardcover and Paperback form.  What’s neat is that they have a comparison page of the updated artwork for “Tomoe’s Story”!  Apparently Sakai-Sensei wasn’t able to find the original art for the reprint (published in the late 80’s, early 90’s), so…

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Usagi Yojimbo London Stage Play Coming To Oregon

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.    

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