A Conversation for 'Usagi Yojimbo' by Stan Sakai
David B - Singing Librarian Owl Started conversation Jul 31, 2003
I really ought to track this down as part of my continuing campaign to expand my comic book horizons beyond the super-hero genre.
I know little of Japanese culture and traditions, but what snippets I have come across have fascinated me, so his historical notes and such like would be of just as much interest to me.
Quite how far I'll take the good intention remains to be seen...
The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim Posted Jul 31, 2003
Good job! Nice article. I too will have to track this manga down. It sounds very entertaining, but the aspect of the authors own journey of self discovery is what has me truly interested. It sounds very similiar to a great western manga by Art Spiegelman entitled "Maus".
Administrator-General (5+0+9)*3+0 Posted Jul 31, 2003
"Usagi Yojimbo" is about as similar to "Maus" as it is to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". In fact, the rabbit in question actually appeared in a Turtles comic once, which in turn got him a place in the Turtles toy line.
Anushodhak Posted Aug 1, 2003
Very nice entry. I knew little bit about Ninjas from movies like 'The Hunted', Three Ninjas Kicking Back; and Crouching tier hidden dragon (?)
I never knew about the comics and Ninja Turtle, will explore further
Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!) Posted Aug 1, 2003
Usagi Yojimbo is a great comic. I've been a fan on and off for about 10 years since I first found the comic book in Sweden, and the fact that he is depicted as such a real character (apart from the fact that he's a rabbit) made it a really gripping and interesting comic book to read.
The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim Posted Aug 1, 2003
I wasn't trying to say that the comics themselves were necessarily that similiar but the authors discovering thier own histories while writing them. Although it sounds like they both use similiar anthropomorphy.
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