If you didn’t know, it’s the Year of the Rabbit! And to help celebrate this special year the Japanese American National Museum is hosting a huge exhibit for Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ – one of the most well-respected comic book titles of all time, and a huge influence on Japanese American culture.
Check out photos of the exhibit at JANM, some of which come from GoGreenMachine.org, an awesome blog dedicated to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and all the news that surround the brand:
A wall that greets guests in the exhibit based on the famous Rabbit Ronin.
Like ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ was part of the so called “Black & White” comic revolution in American during the 1980s that helped spawn more creator-owned rights.
Even the famous Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee contributed to the exhibit!
By now you’re probably thinking, “That’s cool, but what does that have to do with Camilla?!” Well, the museum has partnered with Kid Robot for an auction of originally customized Frank Kozik Happy Labbits, and Camilla is one of the contributing artists! Proceeds will go to help fund JANM, which is a great place to see amazing art.
The first image below is of a Labbit by Stan Sakai himself! The rest, by Camilla, are photos of a character called “Radioactive Puffin Juice.” Hope you like them!
(Click on any of Camilla’s photos to see super-giant-so-huge-you-can-literally-see-the-brush-strokes size pictures.)