Westfield staff picks: Usagi Yojimbo, Batman statue, Yu-Gi-Oh! R & Superman

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Usagi Yojimbo turns 25

Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai cover

by Roger Ash

This year we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Usagi Yojimbo and I, for one, am darned pleased about that. The fact that a black and white comic starring animals that has gone through five publishers (that I can recall) has made it this long is a testament to the quality of creator Stan Sakai’s work. Let’s think about this for a moment. For 25 years, Sakai has been writing, drawing, and lettering his own comic. That’s impressive and puts him in very rare company (Dave Sim on Cerebus is the only other person I can think of who’s done that). I haven’t been reading Usagi since the beginning, but darn close. I first discovered him in the pages of Fantagraphics’ anthropomorphic anthology, Critters. I’ve been a fan ever since.