THE SAKAI PROJECT Hardcover Celebrates 30 Years of Usagi Yojimbo

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES
THE SAKAI PROJECT

Sakai Project cover

Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo!

 

In July 2014, dozens of great artists will collaborate on an oversized hardcover book to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai’s amazing samurai rabbit series.

Entitled The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo,” all proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards Stan Sakai and his wife Sharon.

Being a huge fan of Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo since his run in “Critters” from Fantagraphics Books, I’m looking forward to this great compilation of talent.

 

Press Release

The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo, in a new oversized hardcover benefit book: The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo”!

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Review: 47 Ronin #1 (Dark Horse)

47 Ronin #1 Review

47 Ronin #1 CoverWriter: Mike Richardson
Artist: Stan Sakai
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Editorial Consultant: Kazuo Koike
Colors: Lovern Kindzierski
Letters: Tom Orzechowski, Lois Buhalis
Editor: Diana Schutz

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Date: November 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Title: “The Tale of the Loyal Retainers – Book One

I am always wary when it comes to westerners writing about Asia. Experience with superheroes visiting Asia has taught me to be cautious. The book, written by Mike Richardson and artwork by Stan Sakai, appears to be well researched, well written and beautifully illustrated.

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Preview: 47 Ronin #1 (Dark Horse) by Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai

47 Ronin #1 Preview From Dark Horse

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Here’s a 6 page preview of 47 Ronin #1, the highly anticipated adaptation of the Japanese classic, by Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai. A film version of 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves as Kai, is also in the works and should be out in time for Christmas 2013.

If you like Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, you’ll love this series!

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47 RONIN (Dark Horse) by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai Announced for Nov. 2012

RICHARDSON & SAKAI TEAM UP FOR 47 RONIN!47Ronin

 

Press release

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a historical comic adaptation of the tale of the 47 Ronin: A story of loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor. 

Written by Dark Horse president Mike Richardson and drawn by multiple Eisner Award winner Stan Sakai, 47 Ronin tells the tale of a daimyo (feudal lord) who was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) and his samurai-turned-ronin who avenged his wrongful death.

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