OK, since I somehow got stuck with coming up with another contest (think that number generator app is acting hinky) I guess we (me and the three rats in my race) will make it a real brain buster hard one for this week. :roll:
Since Usagi debuted 30 odd years ago, Stan has included many things that have their origins in cinema. Characters like Zato Ino and Lone Goat and Kid are direct homages to Japanese cinema's Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub. Godzilla and Daimajin have also made appearances. The plots of Akira Kurosawa's films Seven Samurai and Yojimbo have been adapted to Usagi stories over the years, and Stan has commented many times that the plotting and pacing of his stories is influenced more than a little by cinema.
The contest is to pick what movie you believe should be adapted into a Usagi Yojimbo story.
You must write (or copy and paste) a brief description of the film and then plot out how you think the story should be adapted to fit as a Usagi story.
The more detail, the more brownie points earned.
And since that number generating app seems so hinky-dinky, I am going to try and draft an overly-qualified official (or three) to judge the entries and choose the winner.
Some cool prizes to be announced soon.....
Please visit the Usagi Trivia section of the main Dojo Forum to participate.
2014 Michigan State University Comics Forum poster "Get Caught Reading" print from the Association of American Publishers - signed by Stan Sakai 2010 Usagi Yojimbo print signed by Stan Sakai TFAW / Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo signing card - signed by Stan Sakai Dark Fantasy #17 (Shadow Press) - 1978 fanzine containing early illustration by Stan Sakai Usagi Yojimbo postcard from Paquet, publisher of Usagi Yojimbo in France Program book from the Southwark Playhouse production of Usagi Yojimbo in 2014