Sunday, November 9, 2014

SDCC: Stan Sakai

The oversized 160-page hardcover benefit book - The SAKAI Project:  Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo - was released on Preview Night, July 23, at SDCC.

Dark Horse published this tribute to Stan and his work and donated all of the proceeds to Stan and Sharon to assist with mounting medical bills.

In describing The SAKAI Project, writes, "The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate 30 years of Stan Sakai's beloved Samuri rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo.  The participating artists bring their own interpretations and their own styles to the subject, making this book a one-of-a-kind to have."

Original artwork donated for the Sakai benefit auction, organized by CAPS (the Comic Art Professional Society), was also featured in the benefit book.  Doug's artwork was reproduced on p. 83.

It's also been fun reading Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook 11, which Stan personalized for us.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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