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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 […]

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 […]

Hot Comics – The Three Hundred Dollar Club – January 2015

Haven’t done this in a while. Not since May last year. But they always make for an entertaining slice of the collectibles market. Here are the comics published within the last thirty-odd years that have been burning up the top of the charts and selling over $300. All raw copies, no slabbing here, no variant covers, […]

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 […]

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…    

Catbeard The Pirate Book Three: Shipwrecks And Shedding Kickstarter Campaign

Matt Nelson writes for Bleeding Cool: When I started doing Catbeard the Pirate, I wasn’t prepared for the question I got most often at first. “Does his beard use the litter box?” Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. My name’s Matt Nelson, and I draw a comic about a cursed pirate. Right, I know, familiar […]

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 […]

Review: Usaji Yojimbo #121 by Stan Sakai from Dark Horse

It’s been a while since I read Usagi Yojimbo. It always struck me as a kind of Groo-lite, just not as funny or inventive. And why buy Usagi when there was already Groo? 121 issues later it’s a different story. Groo is an occasional treat, possibly past its best, but Usagi seems on top of […]