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Usagi Yojimbo

Just stumbled across a press release about Stan Sakai appearing at a couple of Seattle Public Library Branches tomorrow and Wednesday.

Rainier Beach is not too far from me to the south, and Central is only a bit farther to the north (nearer our old neighborhood). I'm tempted to go, just because I can. I only have a passing familiarity with Usagi Yojimbo but I've always liked what I've seen. Kind of like Albedo, which I first saw as an RPG.

I remember Jonathan Tweet questioning me about why certain things appealed to me when I saw them laying around Rampant House in the early Lion Rampant days. Usagi Yojimbo, Albedo (not the image from the first edition that I remember, but it will do), the second series of Amber novels, my first exposure to Orson Scott Card, and Space 1889 were all things that I picked up without prejudice, probably because I was 18 and not yet as cynical as my college-aged know-it-all friends. I'm much more cynical now, not purposely but just through exposure (and over exposure) to all those things that were completely new to me a decade or two ago.

So, maybe I'll take Kate off to hear Stan Sakai at the library tomorrow after school and let her pick up a few things without prejudice, too.


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Blogger Alan Kellogg Says:

Be sure to say hi. Stan's polite, a good listener, and enjoys talking with people. And if you ever get a chance to go to the San Diego Comic Con make sure to reserve some time to visit with him at his booth.

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Usaqi Yojimbo (Powered by Mutants and Masterminds). Has possibilities.

Anonymous Kara Says:

I met Stan at Mid-Ohio Con a few years ago. He is one of the friendliest and most personable comic artists I've ever met. I was able to have a nice conversation with him as he drew entire panels in the covers of my Usagi trade paperbacks. I highly recommend going to see him.


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