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Stan Sakai

Forfatter af Usagi Yojimbo, Book 01: The Ronin

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Stan Sakai has won the Parents' Choice Award, two Spanish Haxtur Awards, an American Library Association Award, and three Eisner Awards. He recently won the prestigious National Cartoonists Society Award in the Comic Book Division for Usagi Yojimbo

Omfatter også følgende navne: Stan Saki, Stan Sakai, Stan Sakai, Stan Sakaï

Image credit: 1998 San Diego ComicCon. (c) T. Hedden

Serier

Værker af Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo, Book 01: The Ronin (1987) 520 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 02: Samurai (1987) 298 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 12: Grasscutter (1999) 195 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 06: Circles (1994) 189 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 09: Daisho (1998) 181 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 07: Gen's Story (1996) 166 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 1 (2014) 165 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 11: Seasons (1999) 159 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 13: Grey Shadows (2000) 136 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 14: Demon Mask (2001) 131 eksemplarer
47 Ronin (2014) — Illustrator — 118 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition (2010) 104 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai (2009) 99 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 2 (2015) 95 eksemplarer
Space Usagi (1998) 87 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 3 (2015) 79 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 4 (2015) 68 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 5 (1818) 63 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 6 (2016) 58 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 25: Fox Hunt (2011) 58 eksemplarer
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo (2005) 53 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 7 (2016) 48 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 8 (2019) 34 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso (2015) 34 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 32: Mysteries (2018) 32 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Legends (2017) 31 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 33: The Hidden (2019) 29 eksemplarer
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 9 (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 35: Homecoming (2021) 21 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 36: Tengu War! (2022) 17 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 37: Crossroads (2022) 11 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers (2019) 9 eksemplarer
47 Ronin #1 (of 5) (2012) — Illustrator — 8 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #3 (1992) 6 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 (2015) 5 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1996] #2 4 eksemplarer
47 Ronin #3 (of 5) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #2 (1991) 4 eksemplarer
47 Ronin #2 (of 5) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
47 Ronin #4 (of 5) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #37 (2015) 4 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1996] #1 4 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1992] #2 4 eksemplarer
47 Ronin #5 (of 5) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #22 (2015) 4 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1996] #3 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #32 (1992) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #34 (1992) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #3 (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1993] #3 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #138 (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #28 (1991) 3 eksemplarer
Critters Special #1 (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1993] #2 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #24 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo. 3, Elonkierto (2022) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #36 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #31 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #30 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #27 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1993] #1 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #26 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1992] #1 3 eksemplarer
Space Usagi [1992] #3 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #19 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #21 (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Classic Usagi Yojimbo 1 (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #136 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #132 (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #25 (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #108 (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1987] #11 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #135 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #53 (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #54 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #55 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #56 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #123 (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #68 (2003) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #122 (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Usagi Yojimbo [1996] #69 (2003) 2 eksemplarer
Albedo [1983] #3 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZH: Hidden 1 eksemplar
Usagi Yojimbo - #1 1 eksemplar
Usagi Y: Fox hunt 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZG: Mysteries 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZI: TMNT 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZK: Yokai 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZL: Senso 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZM: Bunraku 1 eksemplar
Usagi ZN: Tengu war 1 eksemplar
¡Guerra tengu! 1 eksemplar
Usagi A; Ronin 1 eksemplar
Usagi B: Samurai 1 eksemplar
Usagi F: Circles 1 eksemplar
Usagi I: Daisho 1 eksemplar
Usagi K: Seasons 1 eksemplar
Usagi K:Grasscutter 1 eksemplar
Usagi N: Demon mask 1 eksemplar
Albedo [1983] #4 1 eksemplar
Albedo [1983] #2 1 eksemplar
Usagi Yojimbo 2006 Calendar (2005) 1 eksemplar
Premiejager 2 ; Thuiskomst 1 (2003) 1 eksemplar
Usagi Yojimbo 1 1 eksemplar
Usagi Yojimbo 2 1 eksemplar
Space Usagi 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Solo: The Deluxe Edition (2013) — Letterer — 85 eksemplarer
Autobiographix (Dark Horse Collections) (2003) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz (2015) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Bone: More Tall Tales (2023) — Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 09 (2019) — Forfatter; Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer
Jim Henson's Storyteller: Fairies (2018) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver28 eksemplarer
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 3 (2009) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 6 (2011) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Shell Shock (1989) 10 eksemplarer
Solo #11: Sergio Aragonés (2006) — Letterer — 9 eksemplarer
Dark Horse Presents Annual 1999: DHP Jr. (1999) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Critters #11 (1987) 3 eksemplarer
The Doomsday Squad #3 (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Critters #27 2 eksemplarer
Critters #06 2 eksemplarer
Critters #14 2 eksemplarer
Critters #10 2 eksemplarer
Critters #07 2 eksemplarer
Critters #03 2 eksemplarer
Critters #01 2 eksemplarer
Critters #50 2 eksemplarer
Critters #38 2 eksemplarer
Turtle Soup [1987] #1 2 eksemplarer
Grimjack #30 (1987) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Critters #16 2 eksemplarer
Critters #05 2 eksemplarer
Albedo [1983] #5 1 eksemplar
Albedo [1983] #1 1 eksemplar

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One of the best collections in the series, Daisho tells the story of Usagi's attempts to recover his swords from a bandit. Includes a fascinating sequence that explains how samurai swords were made in early 17th-century Japan.
 
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Byakhee | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
This is introductory book to our intrepid hero, Miyamoto Usagi. We follow him as he wanders the Japan and from one short story to another we slowly discover more details about Usagi's past (how he became ronin in the first place, after that faithful day on the battlefield where his lord was betrayed), and in parallel we are introduced to a list of what will definitely be recurring characters (like Tomoe, Gen, the blind pig swordsman, various ninja clans etc).

Art wise, it reminds me a lot of Aragones' Groo (later I found out that Stan Sakai worked on Gru :)) but with a great difference - pages are much more calmer (in Groo you had pages that were just overcrowded - to the extreme). Character design is on a cartoonish side (again very much like Groo) and this is somewhat in the contrast with the seriousness of the story itself. All in all art works for me, I especially like it is all black and white (which I think works wonders for these types of comics).

It is obvious that inspiration for the story is in action martial arts movies and I like the way pages and action are organized, it feels very cinematic. Entire book is collection of short stories, no large story arc is present here. I like short story collections but sometimes repetition can "kill" the enjoyment (for example overdose of Conan related short stories) but here author manages to avoid this and make every story stand on its own (and make it work with varying lengths of the pages).

Very interesting comic, as I said do not get sidetracked by rather cartoonish art - all stories are very serious, with some comic relief (especially between Gen and Usagi) but deadly consequences as well.

Highly recommended to all fans of adventure stories (and if you happen to like Japan setting there is an additional plus to it :))
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Zare | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Third volume brings us back to collection of short stories about our hero. In my opinion three stand out - story of motherly love (sad and terrifying one), blind pig swordsman returns and ends on a more merry note than the previously mentioned one, and finally introduction to Jei, mysterious warrior that I am not quite sure about - is he crazy, or truly possessed by an unearthly power? In any case while Zato Ino might be this-world-based counterpart to Usagi's sword fighting skill, Jei is something that Usagi is barely able to contain in fight.

All in all interesting collection of stories (TMNT crossover was just that, short intermezzo crossover to make things interesting).

Art-wise nothing is changed from previous issues, if you ask me both drawings and black and white approach are the best. Author gives us several very epic and cinematic shots that bring back scenes from samurai and kung-fu movies of the 1970's and 1980's.

Recommended to fans of action and adventure. One caveat though - this is still a collection of short stories, linked together (even from temporal perspective they are in order, TMNT crossover aside) so if you expect longer story arc (like Samurai arc from vol 2) you will be disappointed. I, personally am not :) but hey that is why they call it a caveat eh :)
… (mere)
 
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Zare | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Second volume in the series gives us first longer story arc - origin story for the Usagi. We follow him as a kid aiming to become a renown samurai warrior. While on his way to the famous Dogora sword fighting school he will come across Katsuichi, mysterious warrior challenged by the very Dogora students. Witnessing the ease with which Katsuichi defeats the gang, Usagi decides that Katsuichi is a master he wants to learn from. What follows is what in my opinion are the best parts taken from many martial arts movies, of young student learning the art of war and life from a reclusive and wise warrior.

Art wise nothing much is changed from the volume one. What catches the eye are more panoramic shots and more truly cinematic views - entry pages, for example, showing Usagi confronting a samurai from his past are truly fantastic.

Highly recommended to fans of adventure stories.
… (mere)
 
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Zare | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |

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Scott Shaw Illustrator, Introduction
Matt Wagner Illustrator, Introduction
Andi Watson Illustrator
Peter Laird Introduction, Author
Jamie S. Rich Author, Foreword
Frank Miller Author, Illustrator, Contributor
James Robinson Introduction
William Stout Introduction
Kurt Busiek Introduction
Will Eisner Introduction
Lynn Johnston Introduction
Stan Lee Introduction, Illustrator
David Petersen Illustrator, Cover artist
Max Allan Collins Introduction
Greg Rucka Introduction
Paul Dini Introduction
Jack Davis Introduction
Rick Geary Illustrator, Contributor
Frederik L. Schodt Introduction
Heidi MacDonald Introduction
John Landis Introduction
Mark Crilley Illustrator
Robert Asprin Introduction
Brian K. Vaughan Introduction
Floyd Norman Introduction
Charles Solomon Introduction
Geof Darrow Introduction
Walter Simonson Introduction
George Takei Introduction
Sergio Aragones Introduction
Kevin Eastman Illustrator, Cover artist
Naomi Hirahara Introduction
Cullen Bunn Introduction
Brian Wright Interveiwer
Julie Fujii Sakai Illustrator, Author
Yuki Matsuzaki Introduction
Mark Schultz Introduction
A.C. Farley Illustrator
Ryan Hill Illustrator
Art Baltazar Illustrator
Jay Hosler Illustrator
Jay Stephens Illustrator
Nate Piekos Illustrator
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Peppy White Designer

Statistikker

Værker
412
Also by
35
Medlemmer
6,560
Popularitet
#3,740
Vurdering
4.2
Anmeldelser
131
ISBN
428
Sprog
15
Udvalgt
15

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