Even the most talented and prolific cartoonists can hit hard times.
Case in point: Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai is in need of some financial help after his wife, Sharon, who has suffered from a debilitating illness for quite a while now, had a long stay in the hospital. Sharon's back home now, but she needs 24-hour in-home care and several costly medications. The Cartoon Art Professional Society, a group of comics creators, has organized an effort to help.
Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo has consistently been one of the best comics of the past 30 years. Every single issue is a masterpiece, to the point where I'm often reading it and thinking that it could onl
In stores now is 47 Ronin #1, the first issue of a miniseries from Dark Horse. A retelling of one of the most famous tales in Japanese culture, the story is written by Dark Horse president Mike Richardson and illustrated by Stan Sakai, the Eisner award winning creator of Usagi Yojimbo. Sakai's work on
In honor of this past weekend's New York City Comic Con, mobile and PC game developer Happy Giant rolled out three new videos showing off gameplay from the Beta version of the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin. The first video game bas
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
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
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Before we get started with this week's round of questions, I'd like to announce a huge milestone for the Ask Chris column: Finally, after almost a year of doing this, I have my own theme song. It's a dancy little number courtesy of The Ampersands (alias Aaron of Awesomed By Comics), and i
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
Taking a cue from similar campaigns launched by DC, Marvel and Image this year, Dark Horse Comics is re-releasing a host of gateway #1 issues from established properties this summer in the hopes of intro
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