Indie Edge August 2010: Stan Sakai

This month’s featured creator is…

Stan Sakai


Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, and raised in Hawaii. He currently lives in Southern California.  His creation, Usagi Yojimbo the samurai rabbit, was first published in 1984, and has now almost reached 200 issues and numerous collected editions.  His latest trade collection, Usagi Yojimbo Volume 24: The Return of the Black Soul, was published in July, 2010.  In addition to writing and drawing the ongoing exploits of the “rabbit ronin”, Stan also draws a regular feature in the official World of Warcraft magazine.

Stan is a recipient of multiple Eisner Awards, a Harvey, an Inkpot, as well as an American Library Association Award, four Spanish Haxturs, and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Award.

Recent & Classic Works from Stan Sakai…

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The Art of Usagi Yojimbo TP (NOV050032)
Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1: Ronin TP (STAR10895)
Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2: Samurai (JUL052864)
Usagi Yojimbo 12-Inch Plush (JAN100205)


Stan Sakai, what are you reading?

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Ben Costa's Pang, the Wandering Shaolin Monk Vol. 1
(ICU Press / See Page 292 to Order)
“A well-researched, fast-paced, very cinematic graphic novel.  You can tell that Ben really loves what he does.”

Chris Schweizer's Crogan's Vengenance* & Crogan's March**
(Oni Press / *APR108275 / **OCT091043)
“Chris is an amazing storyteller and a terrific cartoonist with a great ear for dialogue.  These are fun stories, backed up by a ton of research.  This series is on the 2010 Best Graphic Novels list put out by the American Library Association.”

David Petersen's Mouse Guard Vol. 1: Fall, 1152 HC
(Archaia Studios / APR098448)
“David Petersen has a beautiful, classic art style with a strong storyline.”