Creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo
Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, grew up in Hawaii, and now lives in Southern California. His creation, Usagi Yojimbo, the samurai rabbit, was first published in 1984 and continues today. He does extensive research for his stories and has received numerous recognitions, including multiple Eisner Awards, a National Cartoonists Society Award, and the American Library Association Award. In 2013, he illustrated The 47 Ronin for Dark Horse. He is currently working on Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, a six-issue miniseries in which Martians attack feudal Japan.