Styles and influences

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

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My style is more derived from the Western comics, I think. But I am influenced a great deal by the manga that I read as a child. I continue to point out Tezuka’s work, Osamu, Dr. Tezuka’s work, and that was a big influence on me. Especially the old Astro Boys, or just watching them on TV. I remember watching Astro Boy and Princess Night and Gigantor and Speed Racer on Hawaiian TV.

Date: September 28, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Lynn Yamasaki, Maria Kwong
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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