Comic Book Resources just wrapped up and in-depth interview with with Dark Horse Comic’s Executive Editor Diana Schutz, and its worth noting here at the blog that during the second part of the interview she provides a hint about what we can expect during the anniversary celebration…and notice she uses the word “event[s]” in the plural:
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of ‘Usagi Yojimbo, ‘and probably the coolest of all the various anniversary events Stan and I have planned is ‘Yokai,’ a hardcover original graphic novel, fully painted by Stan! Yokai are the monsters, demons, and spirits of Japanese folklore, so they are perfect subjects for a Usagi story in which every page is a color painting.
Stan Sakai has already indicated that the book would be ~ 57 pages in length and that we should probably look for it later in the Fall due to the intense time and effort it will require (on top of the current workload). I can’t wait, and hopefully there will be a teaser image or two in the near future to show you.
Fortunately, in the meantime, the good folks over at the Usagi Yojimbo Dojo have provided a special one-page preview image of the [full-color] Usagi short story featured in this year’s Dark Horse FCBD offering in May entitled “One Dark and Stormy Night” for our viewing pleasure. Likely as a means by which to placate all us rabid (or is that rabbit?) fans!