The Art of Usagi Yojimbo. Stan Sakai.
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo

Signed with a Large Drawing

The Art of Usagi Yojimbo

Notes: An oversized book reproducing examples of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo artwork from throughout his then twenty-year career. Many of the drawings are previously unpublished. With a 32-page color section of Sakai's paintings, many of which are cover illustrations.

Usagi Yojimbo, an anthropomorphic samurai saga with a rabbit as the main character, is one of the longest-running independent comic series, with more than 200 comic issues published, collected into some 40 graphic novel volumes. The author-illustrator Stan Sakai was born in Japan and emigrated to the US as a young boy. He is one of the most successful Asian American comic artists. A Netflix CGI series, Samurai Rabbit, based on Usagi Yojimbo characters, premiered on Netflix in April 2022.

200 pages. 9-1/4 by 12-1/4 inches.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy signed with a particularly good drawing at the front. Sakai sketched the work first in pencil and then in pen, a level of detail he seldom employs when signing books.

Publication: Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2004.

ISBN: 1593072686

Item No: #361628

Price: $600