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Link Ink: Christian Bale Visits Aurora, Sakai’s Process And Designer Toy Awards

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Movies: The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visited the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado yesterday afternoon and met with several patients (including Carey Rottman, pictured above) who were injured in the Friday shootings that took place during a midnight s

Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 in Photos

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Local and national comics talent galore showed up in full force this past weekend at Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 in Portland, Ore. with fans arriving with equal fervor to scope out the latest graphic novels, indie titles, art prints a

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Stan Sakai and Mike Richardson Team for ’47 Ronin’ Comic Adaptation at Dark Horse

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A true-life tale of revenge from the 18th century that has been called "Japan's national legend" and been turned into opera, television, movies and woodblock prints for more than two hundred years is coming to comics, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. But if you're w

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Stan Sakai Is Proof That Lettering Can, and Should, Be Treated As Art

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The bulk of lettering in mainstream comics is meant to be invisible. By invisible I don't mean you can't see it; it's more that you don't notice it. In the '90s, Marvel tipped too far in one direction and gave a bunch of characters distinctive word balloons: Iceman spoke in icy bubbles, the Human Torch in flame balloons

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‘Reed Gunther’ Rides Tall and Goofy at Image [Exclusive Preview]

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On sale in June is the first issue of Reed Gunther, a delightfully anarchic all-ages series from Images Comics. Created by brothers Shane Houghton and Chris Houghton, the heavily buzzed-about book depicts th

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Usagi Yojimbo: Stan Sakai’s Rabbit Samurai Makes the Mundane Seem Amazing

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Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, published by Dark Horse Comics, is the story of Miyamoto Usagi, a rabbit ronin (masterless samurai) who wanders the roads. He often takes odd jobs protecting villagers, hunting bandits, or briefly serving as a sword-for-hire for the feudal lords who dot the land. He's foiled assassination atte

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Link Ink: Fantastic Family Tree, New ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Art and Stan Sakai Meets Usagi Yojimbo

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Infographics: The Fantastic Four have had some recent shakeups in their family tree, but Joe Stone can help any fan make sense of the chaos. Or can he?

Crimefighters: Phoenix Jones has been pounding the pavement i

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‘Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition’ Celebrates 25 Years of Rabbit Samurai [Exclusive Preview]

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Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition comes out the first week of December from Fantagraphics, and that's a release worth paying attention to. It often flies under the radar, but Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo has been one of the most consistently well-written and well-drawn comics over the past twenty-five years. Sakai has created a long-running series that doesn't need j

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Dark Horse’s Usagi Yojimbo Plush Doll Is Too Cute For Words

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That cute and cuddly plush version of T-Rex from "Dinosaur Comics" may have finally met its match when it comes to indisputable adorability: none other than Usagi Yojimbo, the warrior bunny created by Stan Sakai.

Dark Horse has announced that they will be releasing a Usagi Yojimbo plush doll as part of the character's 25th anniversary, and b

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Stan Sakai Gallery Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ – See It Before It Becomes 26

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Despite my fierce awareness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' continued 25th anniversary celebration, I'm embarrassed to admit I hadn't seen this monument to the their furry friend from Japan -- Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo

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