For those who don't know, Stan is the creator of the hugely popular
Usagi Yojimbo comic series. I've been slowly reading
through the trade series and I just can't recommend it highly enough.
Stan is truly a modern master of storytelling.
is also a very nice man and we immediately struck a friendship.
Last Spring, we collaborated on the cover
illustration for the Anthrocon program and were delighted to
learn that it fetched a nice price at the Anthrocon charity auction.
in Philadelphia, we promised to trade pinups for our respective