Stan Sakai

Stan Sakai Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, and raised in Hawai‘i. Sansei illustrator and writer Stan Sakai is known for his creation of the popular comic book character, “Usagi Yojimbo” in 1984. Since 1987, a series of comic books have detailed the adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit living in the late 16th and early 17th Century. Sakai is known for his incorporation of actual Japanese history and culture, once winning an award for “skillful weaving of facts and legends into his work.” An exhibition of his work was organized by the Museum in 2011. (August 2012)

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Making it happen
Richard Sakai
Works of Stan Sakai
His method
Influence as a youth
Manga vs. Comics
Reading all sorts of comics
Family’s acceptance
Styles and influences
Culture as a child
Cultural influences

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