Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American and multiple Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist, creator of the popular and long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic book. (Usagi Yojimbo is a recurring guest star in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle universe.) Born in Japan, he grew up in Hawaii and lives in Pasadena, CA.
I don't think I'm exaggerating at all when I say that Stan Sakai is
arguably the greatest living comic book creator in the world, and
Usagi Yojimbo is a thirty-year masterpiece that has a
consistency and craftsmanship that other comics only touch when
they're at their peak.--Chris Sims "ComicsAlliance"
I've just finished the fourth Usagi Yojimbo trade and the fifth is sitting next to me... If you're like me, throw away your preconceptions about anthropomorphic comics and get on board. As a fan of samurai fiction (to the point of having a Seven Samurai tattoo) and comics, I can't recommend Stan Sakai's beautifully drawn, note-perfect reinvention of the genre highly enough.--Kevin Church "BeaucoupKevin.com"