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A Love Letter From Creators: Preview A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Out This Week

Who doesn’t love Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts? 2015 has been a Peanuts celebration due to its 65th anniversary, but BOOM! Studios imprint KaBOOM! is taking things to a new level. The world’s best-known names in comics, children’s books, comic strips, cartoons, and webcomics are coming together to show their love for Shulz with A Tribute […]

Van Sciver Sinestro Pages And More On Auction For Charity

Comic Fusion is auctioning Comic Book Themed Sketches to raise money and awareness for CASA of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW), a charitable organization which provides advocates in court for children living in the foster care system. Sketches include pieces from Mike Lilly, Stan Sakai, Don Rosa, Bob Camp and pages from Sinestro […]

SDCC ’15: The Final Sergio And Mark Panel Announces Groo/Tarzan

I am at San Diego Comic Con at one of my favourite regular panels, The Sergio And Mark Show. And it is to be its last. Cue shock and horror from those who have been here for many, many years. In fact, I don’t think some of us actually leave the room from year to […]

Stan Sakai Increase His Web Presence As Usagi Yojimbo Returns

Stan Sakai is one of the nicest people in the comic industry. And after a 3-year hiatus, his creation Usagi Yojimbo is back. The series picked up with issue #145 and #148 has just been solicited along with the cover image to the left. A one-armed samurai tells Usagi of his losing duel with an […]

A Kitsune Hunt – Preview Usagi Yojimbo #146 From Dark Horse

Usagi Yojimbo #146 arrives in shops on June 17th, concluding part 2 of “The Thief and the Kunoichi”. Written, illustrated, and with cover art by the great Stan Sakai, this storyline follows the hunt for a stolen scroll with Kitsune under fire. Dark Horse describe #146 thus: Everyone seems to want Kitsune dead tonight as […]

No Rest For The Lazy – Preview Groo: Friends And Foes #6 From Dark Horse

Sergio Aragones is the delight of any convention he attends, and the fact that the comic Groo is still running, probably the first comic book I ever read, is even more delightful to me. There is quite simply nothing like it that lampoons so effectively whatever aspect of human life strikes Sergio’s fancy at any […]

Dark Horse Brings Back Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo This May

For the first time since February 2012, Dark Horse is bringing back Usagi in his ongoing series with Usagi Yojimbo #145. The fantastic next chapter in the long-running series by Stan Sakai will focus on a new story about Usagi caught in a fight between his friend Kitsune and a ninja. The catch is that […]

Things To Do In Southern California In January If You Like Comics

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Welcome to 2015! Those of you into your popular culture references will know that this year when Marty McFly traveled to a 2015 version of Southern California in Back to the Future Part II. However, it is not the only film to take place in a […]

Star Wars #1 And Marvel Dominate Advance Reorders More Than Ever Before

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! This […]


On Stage With Usagi Yojimbo

Frazer Brown writes: Stan Sakai’s beloved and iconic Samuarai Leporidae Usagi Yojimbo has been making his stage debut last Friday at London’s Southwark Playhouse. The same venue that brought “Howl’s Moving Castle” to Magical life in 2011. The Eisner award winning adventures have been freshly adapted for the stage by
 Stewart Melton and are directed by Amy Draper The cast includes: Joji Hirota
, Amy Ip
, Haruka Kuroda,
 Siu […]


A Jonathan Hickman Page From This Years’s CBLDF Liberty Annual

The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014, supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is publishing by Image Comics on the 8th October –  with the Final Order Cut-Off date set for Monday. The writers on the comic are Jeff Parker, Stan Sakai, Marc Guggenheim & Tara Butters, Jonathan Hickman, Brian Wood, Amy Chu, Al Ewing, Robin Furth, […]

Things To Do In Los Angeles Saturday If You Like Comics And Stan Sakai

CAPS, the Comic Arts Professional Society was the initial group to start putting together fundraising to help artist Stan Sakai and his wife Sharon. The response from the call to help grew and grew until Dark Horse took on publishing The Sakai Project. Now Caps is organizing a signing at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles […]

Bill Sienkiewicz’s Usagi Yojimbo On eBay Right Now

This is Bill Sienkiewicz‘s painting of Usagi Yojimbo, being sold on eBay (currently on $888) to raise money for the family of Usaji’s creator Stan Sakai. But there’s plenty more to buy. Here are a few examples, sold and unsold…    

Usagi Yojimbo – New Series, New Collection, New Omnibus

Stan Sakai‘sUsagi Jojimbo, the tale of a samurai rabbit, has been charming audiences for thirty years. And in August, the comic get a new six-issue mini-series, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 set in the character’s far future. And then in October, the debut of the Usagi Yojimbo Saga collection. Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as […]

The Stan Sakai Project Gets Even Bigger

Earlier this year, Dark Horse announced The Sakai Project, the publisher’s planned Usagi Yojimbo tribute book to benefit comic book creator Stan Sakai, who’s family have been beset by healthcare issues. Well, at last week’s Comics PRO retailer event in Altanta, Georgia, they revealed that the book is increasing in size to 160 pages at […]

You Can Still Contribute To Dark Horse’s Stan Sakai Anthology

Dark Horse is releasing the hardcover benefit book The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo this summer on July 23rd in conjunction with the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) and all proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help with medical needs for their family. It’s a […]

CAPS Calls Upon Creators To Help Stan Sakai Updated

For nearly 30 year’s, Stan Sakai has been entertaining us. From lettering Groo the Wanderer with Sergio Argones and Mark Evanier to his own creation Usagi Yojimbo, Stan has set the high-water mark for creator-owned comics. Now Stan is dealing with one of the pitfalls of doing creator-owned comics… his wife Sharon has been battling […]