Stan Sakai


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in Kyoto, Japan
May 25, 1953

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Stan Sakai (Japanese: 坂井 スタンSakai Sutan; born May 25, 1953) is an artist who became known as an Eisner Award-winning comic book originator.

Born in Kyoto, Sakai grew up in Hawaii and studied fine arts at the University of Hawaii. He later attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He and his wife, Sharon, presently reside and work in Pasadena.

He began his career by lettering comic books (notably Groo the Wanderer by Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier) and became famous with the production of Usagi Yojimbo, the epic saga of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit living in late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth-century Japan. First published in 1984, the comic continues to this day, with Sakai as the lone author and nearly-sole a
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 1: The ...

4.13 avg rating — 3,288 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 2: Samu...

4.31 avg rating — 1,389 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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4.33 avg rating — 1,081 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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4.47 avg rating — 914 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 5: Lone...

4.36 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 12: Gra...

4.51 avg rating — 761 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 6: Circ...

4.46 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 9: Dais...

4.34 avg rating — 792 ratings — published 1998 — 13 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 8: Shad...

4.31 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 7: Gen'...

4.47 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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“I contemplate the bones for a while then turn away. I have work to do. Next year I will have an odako that is bigger, grander, more beautiful than anyone has ever seen. Next year.”
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