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Stan Sakai, one of the more unheralded comics artists and creator of Usagi Yojimbo finally has an exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum. It’s another pop culture exhibition on display at a museum. Just a a few years ago, comics weren’t okay at museums – it was controversial, and now it’s ok. Toys are fine too.
Here are some photo highlights (the Geof Darrow drawing is amazing)
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The Japanese American National Museum is hosting an exhibition of the work of Stan Sakai, the creator of Usagi Yojimbo. The rabbit samurai character is an often forgotten about property in the scheme of educational comics. Perhaps it’s because it’s American created versus Japan, but it does use Japanese history. Maybe it’s because of it’s time period and it being overshadowed by Maus, and a slew of comics about WWII Japan. Yet JANM is covering it. It begins July 9th and he’ll be doing a talk at 2pm. Check out more at (JANM – Stan Sakai)Continue reading