Dark Horse and Stan Sakai come together for “Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers” this November
There’s hardly a comic creator whose aesthetic is as consistent and pleasing as Stan Sakai. The legendary writer and artist has been in the business for decades, and even from his early days of publishing his beloved creation Usagi Yojimbo it was evident that he was the real deal. His highly detailed work is ridiculously, almost impossibly clean and pleasing to the eye, belying his complex details with deceptively simple characters. Point being: his work is incredibly detailed, yet never once does it look busy and cluttered.
To celebrate 35 years of his rabbit bodyguard, Sakai has teamed up with Dark Horse to release the book Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers. The volume is just what it sounds like, collecting over 300 pieces of art that have adorned his comic series. It will no doubt be a time every fan will want in their collection, so check out the details below.
Per Dark Horse:
JOIN DARK HORSE IN CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF "USAGI YOJIMBO"
A Complete Compendium of Stan Sakai’s Greatest Covers in "Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers"
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (June 12, 2019)— Dark Horse Books presents the legacy of Stan Sakai’s magnum opus in Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers. Honoring the 35th anniversary of Sakai’s award-winning series Usagi Yojimbo, this deluxe hardcover art collection includes over 300 pages of cover pieces illustrated by Stan Sakai! After 35 years’ worth of adventures, Usagi’s lively history is represented in this compendium of Stan’s greatest covers.
Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers goes on sale November 13, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. If that isn’t enough to satiate your Usagi Yojimbocravings, be sure to pick up Usagi Yojimbo Volume 33: The Hidden, available July 7, 2019 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers will be available in stores November 13.