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Busy, busy.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 21:55 +0000
by Stan Sakai
I have not been posting as much as I would like to. I've been extremely busy lately.

Yokai has been coming along very nicely. I hope to finish it by the end of May. However, I have had to put it aside to do a pin-up for a Simpsons meet Futurama hardcover from Bongo Comics. I think it collects the two crossover mini-series from a few years ago. I'm also doing a very short comic story for a video gaming company.

When I have the time, I'll post a couple more pages from Yokai.

I've written the UY stories up to issue 26, but have not had time to do the thumbnails or draw cover. One of the stories is a two-parter about making soy sauce titled "Shoyu".

I still hope to get a new Sketchbook out in time for San Diego, though. It may have to contain just sketches though, and not something more extensive like the step-by-step look at creating comics in #3, or the alternate ending for a story that was in #4. Speaking of Sketchbooks, #2 is almost sold out, but I will have copies at San Diego.

I should be back once everything has settled down, as far as my workload and traveling goes. And it's about time we had another contest for the Dojo.

Re: Busy, busy.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 0:28 +0000
by Maka
Stan Sakai wrote: One of the stories is a two-parter about making soy sauce titled "Shoyu".


Yum! I hope someday you do a story called "Natto." :lol:

Peace, maka

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:06 +0000
by SHIZEN
Hi stan, can we know what this videogame is your writing a comic for?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:11 +0000
by Mayhem
More work is good work, congrats on the side requests Stan :)

Makes me wonder if you'd have time for a commission though for San Diego... still mulling it over :twisted:

Re: Busy, busy.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:39 +0000
by Ben
Stan Sakai wrote:I've written the UY stories up to issue 26, but have not had time to do the thumbnails or draw cover. One of the stories is a two-parter about making soy sauce titled "Shoyu".


The death of Hikiji, AND soy sauce? I don't think my mind can take so much awesomeness...

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:29 +0000
by Jet_Jaguar
A story about soy sauce, eh? This one will be hard to top:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-mJed_bP0

Destroy all foreign sauces, Kikkoman! :P

All of a sudden, I'm hungry for some sushi.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:48 +0000
by Steve Hubbell
I am also curious for more information on the video game short story. :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 22:06 +0000
by tru2gzus
Jet_Jaguar wrote:Destroy all foreign sauces, Kikkoman! :P

All of a sudden, I'm hungry for some sushi.


Mmmmmm, *drool* sushi....sashimi...*drools like Homer Simpson*

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:43 +0000
by Steve Hubbell
SHIZEN wrote:Hi stan, can we know what this videogame is your writing a comic for?

The mystery surrounding this project deepens.....

The first quote is from Jon Chang's blog, which lists him as, amoung other things, as lead designer and president at Echelon Software. He is also the singer/graphic artist for Discordance Axis, GridLink and Hayaino Daisuki.

Jon Chang wrote:At the end of the day, we spent over $1500 on the production of this specific piece including photography by Mr Scott Kinkade, wardrobe by Michelle Bowlin of Assassins Boutique, modeling by Hannah Craft of Rabbit Hole Bakeshop and finally the cosmetic works of Jenny Kline aka facemakerj. Each one of these people played an integral part in making the art come together and look the way it does. Note: that figure above doesn't include the original Scratch Trigger Era comic that comes with the record! Featuring the writing of Mark Gilson + Jon Chang with the artistic talents of Mr Stan Sakai we are finally releasing a prologue story to STE! And yes, it's that Stan Sakai! When it comes to making the stuff shine, I don't half arse anything ^_^


http://tcn2019.blogspot.com/2009/06/inv ... -fire.html

This second quote is from an interview at the Hammer Smashed Jazz blog....

Jon Chang wrote:HSZ:I absolutely love the very small bit of Scratch Trigger Era I've seen.Will we ever see any more of it?

JON:There's a comic by Mark Gilson, myself and Stan Sakai included in the new Hayaino LP.


http://hammersmashedjazz.blogspot.com/2 ... chang.html

Finally, here is a link to the Studio Grey web-page for Scratch Trigger Era, to give a possible idea of what might be in the works......

http://www.studio-grey.com/ste/

Sounds like something that will definitely be interesting.... and worth seeing.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:41 +0000
by Stan Sakai
Steve Hubbell wrote:The mystery surrounding this project deepens.....

Sounds like something that will definitely be interesting.... and worth seeing.


Wow. How did you ever find this?!

I did a very short black and white comic story, with help from friend Jim MacQuarrie.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:41 +0000
by Fanfan
Ahah, google should hire Steve to improve how its search engine works...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:55 +0000
by Steve Hubbell
Stan Sakai wrote:Wow. How did you ever find this?!

The first two links came up one day last week while doing a google Blog search for "Stan Sakai." I bookmarked the page with the interview so I could go back to it later, but forgot to do it for Jon Chang's blog page.

Then, when I tried to find his blog again, the link refused to come up in ANY search for several days, until finally, last night it showed up in the blog search acting like it had been there all along. I made sure I bookmarked it that time.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 0:25 +0000
by Steve Hubbell
Invincible Gate Mind of the Infernal Fire by Hayaino Daisuki

According to Amazon, it is finally being released February 23, 2010.

Hydra Head Records wrote:The fastest, most melodic, most thrashiest record out there!.. and the CD booklet involves an original comic illustrated by Stan Sakai! Which I'm told will not come with the rapidshare download.. Enjoy!

Re: Busy, busy.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 +0000
by lookatyouhacker
Ben wrote:
Stan Sakai wrote:I've written the UY stories up to issue 26, but have not had time to do the thumbnails or draw cover. One of the stories is a two-parter about making soy sauce titled "Shoyu".


The death of Hikiji, AND soy sauce? I don't think my mind can take so much awesomeness...


So... literal awesomesauce.