The Usagi Yojimbo Dojo’s own Steve Hubbell has long been a enthusiast of all things Usagi, is seemingly filled with insightful trivia, and has been a good friend to the blog so I’d like to expand on the note he provided to make sure that the valuable readers that visit each day don’t miss the benefit books that he wanted to promote on Stan’s behalf:
“Stan Sakai contributed both a 4 page Usagi story entitled ‘Cooking Lesson’ and a one page water-color painting to [Drawing The Line & Drawing the Line Again.]
Drawing The Line and Drawing the Line Again are benefit comic books put together to raise money for two Toronto hospital Foundations .
Suley Fattah (email@example.com)
65 Harbour Square #3707
M5J 2L4 Canada
“Please make donation cheques payable to DRAWING THE LINE. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the comic go directly towards cancer research through two fantastic hospital foundations (Sick Kids Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation).
Here is what Stan Sakai had to say about Suley Fattah and Drawing the Line…”
Suley is an amazing person. His wife Julie Eng is a professional magician, and he is a magician’s assistant. He is also a cancer survivor, which is what lead to this benefit anthology in the first place–he wanted to give something back to those who helped him. One of our fondest convention memories are of the time Sharon and I were in Toronto, and we went out to dinner with Suley and Julie. After the meal, she entertained up with amazing close up magic. Suley also send these wonderful letters, works of art, really. They are collages of their experiences on a trip or events in their personal life or his ongoing therapy. We are truly grateful to have them as friends. 100% of the money I get from selling their books goes to Drawing the Line.
Thanks go to Stan Sakia, Suley Fattah, Steve Hubbell and all those involved involved in the fight for doing their honest-to-goodness part to raise money and awareness to combat cancer.