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Postby Mayhem » Sat Jan 16, 2010 15:19 +0000

Thanks for sending me one too Fanfan :)

Just a pity the franking machine had to go over the stamp itself...
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Postby Stan Sakai » Sat Jan 16, 2010 15:39 +0000

This is the first look at the UY Book 24: Return of the Black Soul cover.
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Postby Jet_Jaguar » Sat Jan 16, 2010 15:42 +0000

Oh, so the stamp is a custom-made thing and not a "real" French postage stamp? I should have guessed that (of course, stranger things have probably gone on postage stamps). Still, I found the idea of a "real" UY postage stamp to be irresistibly cool, so I wanted very badly to believe in it (another reason why I didn't guess it is probably because I've never used any kind of custom "make your own stamp" thing).
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Postby Maka » Sat Jan 16, 2010 21:22 +0000

Fanfan wrote:Haha, it arrives really quickly since i posted it this monday !

It was a surprise we prepared with Stan. The illustration is a part of the upcoming TPB cover. Thomas is the first to have received one. The stamp has been made by the My-Very-Own-Stamp as noted by Steve. I needed Stan's agreement to print it (you won't be able to print it by yourself). It is actually a 30 pieces run, but i will have to reprint some more, it could be a prize for an upcoming dojo contest, a french Usagi postacard + the french Usagi Stamp.


Thanks for sending me one as well Fanfan! :) Peace, maka
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Postby Thomas Froehling » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:30 +0000

... and indeed I did receive it!
But due to a serious system failure of my computer at home I was unable to brag about it or post a scan yet. This is really cool, but I'm not going to become a philatelist over it... although, if there should be something like a UY stamp series available... :wink:

Anyway, thank you again for that card and stamp, Fanfan.
The photo used for the card is your own, isn't it?! A good one, too.

Fanfan wrote:Haha, it arrives really quickly since i posted it this monday !

It was a surprise we prepared with Stan. The illustration is a part of the upcoming TPB cover. Thomas is the first to have received one. The stamp has been made by the My-Very-Own-Stamp as noted by Steve. I needed Stan's agreement to print it (you won't be able to print it by yourself). It is actually a 30 pieces run, but i will have to reprint some more, it could be a prize for an upcoming dojo contest, a french Usagi postacard + the french Usagi Stamp.
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Postby Steve Hubbell » Sun May 16, 2010 23:38 +0000

Some new stuff, mostly from the 2010 Motor City Comic Con....

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A new sketch inside my Panel 2 Panel edition of Bridge of Tears along side the exclusive tip-in plate. :D

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Finally added a S/N Limited Edition Hardcover copy of Space Usagi to my collection. #15 AP :D

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Just got to love Stan's sense of humour! :lol:


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spent most of saturday and sunday at the convention helping my nephew Jacob collect sketches in his book and almost forgot (again) to ask for a sketch for myself. Stan drew this for me during the last half hour or so that we were at the convention. :D


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This is the sketch that Stan drew in my copy of the 20th Anniversary Art of Usagi Yojimbo book at the Ann Arbor District Library back on April 17th. At that time, I forgot to mention to Stan that it was my birthday, so I asked him at the convention if he could add a dedication to the sketch. :D
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Postby Fanfan » Tue May 18, 2010 13:25 +0000

great addition to your collection my friend !

and your Stan's sense of humor photo is awesome !!!!!
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Postby Colin Solan » Tue May 18, 2010 14:04 +0000

That Kitsune sketch is great!
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Postby James D » Wed Nov 10, 2010 17:33 +0000

Steve Hubbell wrote: Image


Love this.
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Postby Steve Hubbell » Wed Aug 03, 2011 18:39 +0000

Been a while since I posted anything here......

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I tried to make arrangements to get a quick sketch of Sakura, my favorate new character from the recently released Usagi Yojimbo Book 25: Fox Hunt, but what I ended up receiving was more awesome than I would ever have concidered.... :D
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Re: The Gallery of Usagigoya

Postby Steve Hubbell » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:24 +0000

Woo hoo! I finally have some new stuff to post here....

While looking through Stan's portfolio of art at the Gem City Comic Con on Saturday, I saw this piece and really liked it since it is one of the sketches Stan drew while he was in Japan....

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And this one! The Heroes Initiative Live Auction was scheduled at the same time as the Spotlight on Stan Sakai presentation, but lucky for me, it was in the room next door and it lasted longer than Stan's presentation. Great piece of art with the money going to a great cause....


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I also took a bunch of Usagi Yojimbo books along, some of which aquired cool new sketches from Stan


Usagi Yojimbo: Tome 1 (Ronin)
Large sized edition of Usagi Yojimbo translated into French, Published by Paquet Editions in France

Usagi Yojimbo: Sjene smrti (Zec Samuraj: knjiga osam)
Hardcover edition of Usagi Yojimbo translated into Croatian, Published by Bookglobe in Croatia

Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter part 1

and Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter part 2
Edition of Usagi Yojimbo Grasscutter translated into Italian and released in two parts, Published by Bottero Edizioni in Italy

Usagi Yojimbo: Traitors of the Earth (Dark Horse)
I actually bought this book pre-signed from Heritage Source last summer and brought it along as reading material for the trip.

Usagi Yojimbo: Seasons (ltd ed s/n hc - Dark Horse)
Only English language edition of Usagi Yojimbo I had Stan Sakai sign and sketch in while at the Gem City Comic Con


Usagi Yojimbo: Bayang-Bayang Kematian
Edition of Usagi Yojimbo translated into Indonesian, Published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in Indonesia

Usagi Yojimbo: O Limiar da Vida e da Morte
Edition of Usagi Yojimbo translated into Portuguese, Published by Devir Livraria in Brazil

And here is the book tote which they were all packed into....

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Re: The Gallery of Usagigoya

Postby Maka » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 +0000

Steve Hubbell wrote:Woo hoo! I finally have some new stuff to post here....

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Finally! ;) All of them look great but I like this one the best. Congratulations, Steve! Peace, maka
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Re: The Gallery of Usagigoya

Postby Gaffey » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:43 +0000

I'm glad you got the Tokyo piece. That was one of my favorites in Stan's portfolio.

I also like the sketched bag. 8)
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Re: The Gallery of Usagigoya

Postby Steve Hubbell » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:32 +0000

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Found on ebay with a $29.99 price tag!!!

And it was already signed to me (or at least to my name)

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Another ebay purchase from last summer
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Re: The Gallery of Usagigoya

Postby Gaffey » Mon Feb 17, 2014 14:32 +0000

Like I said before, Great Catch.
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