The continuing adventures of Stan Sakai's long-eared samurai is one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved adventure series of all! This sixth volume of the definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations includes the storylines "Bridge of Tears," in which a new love tempts the rabbit ronin to abandon his wandering lifestyle, "The Darkness and the Soul," revealing at last the origin of the demon Jei, and "Sparrows," featuring Jei's terrifying return, as well as Usagi's travels with bounty hunter Gen and the landmark Usagi Yojimbo #100, a celebratory "roast" issue by several of the best writers and artists in comics, including Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragon?s, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #94-#116.
About the Author
Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, grew up in Hawaii, and now lives in California with his children, Hannah and Matthew. He received a fine arts degree from the University of Hawaii and did further studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His creation, Usagi Yojimbo, is the story of a samurai rabbit living in a feudal Japan populated by anthropomorphic animals. It first appeared in Albedo Comics in 1984. Since then, Usagi has appeared on television as a guest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and as toys, on clothing, in comic books, and in a series of trade paperback collections. In 1991, Stan created Space Usagi, the adventures of a descendant of the original Usagi, dealing with the samurai in a futuristic setting. Stan is also an award-winning letterer for his work on Sergio Aragonés's Groo: The Wanderer, the Spider-Man Sunday newspaper strips, as well as for Usagi Yojimbo. He is the recipient of a Parents' Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, multiple Eisner Awards, two Spanish Haxturs, an American Library Association Award, and a National Cartoonists' Society Division Award. Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter was used as a textbook in Japanese history classes at the University of Portland.