“KAPPA II” for tOkKa by Stan Sakai (( 2014 ))

"KAPPA II" tOKKa by Stan Sakai (( 2009 ))

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–>> The preceding piece was done just out of pure kindness by Stan Sakai and for gratis. My favourite works of ALL from Stan are mostly his Yokai Monsters. Being a mysterious entity encountering Usagi and fowling up his travels, or a life & death – one on one battle with a deadly entity of ancient Japanese myth .. ..no one can recreate them in two dimensions quite like Stan. This is the second Kappa he’s ever made for me.

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz:: "MUTANTS RULE" iThe piece was created last July at SDCC after me personally delivering my submissions for the Sakai Family auction EXTRA INTAKE – extra pieces were taken in after the initial round of auctions to raise additional funds, via **CAPS & ***C.A.F.

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz:: "MUTANTS RULE" ii

 The submissions included two Tokka “bootleg” pieces, one featuring Usagi’s famous Mutant Turtle friends & an illustration of one of the Ronin’s deadliest & legendary Enemies – LORD HEBI !!

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz:: "MUTANTS RULE" iii

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz:: "MUTANTS RULE" iv

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz:: "MUTANTS RULE" v / ..with Stan Sakai &  Lord Hebi piece

TOKKA-ECKS :: "HEBI" ,baby !!

Please keep tabs with up CAPS on FB if you can for the latest updates on the Sakai Family fundraising and new awesome USAGI YOJIMBO art to add to your collection !! .

I do apologize but Tokka cannot guarantee, at this point – – the availability of the above pieces at this point ( they may have already gone to auction ) but will keep you posted if i am alerted on anything new in regards to the submissions.

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Related notes..Toys,Toon, & Movie bits ::

In case you missed ’em the other month ::

*.. for the record, Jim McNaughton was the reporter on the scene of the incidents involving T.C.R.I.  in TMNT v.1 #7 .. not necessarily a colleague of April’s. ;p


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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES { newspaper strip } ..Raph, the Space Cadet + SPACE USAGI ..art by Lawson :: 02231992

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES { newspaper strip } ..Raph, the Space Cadet + SPACE USAGI  ..art by Lawson - isolated :: 02231992

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–>> Happy new year everyone from G.G.M.  – the very best to you and all your loved ones in 2014 and a blessed hope for better things in the upcoming 30th anniversary celebration of the greatest fandoms in the galaxy  ; TMNT & their friends in the USAGI YOJIMBO family !!

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES { newspaper strip } ..Raph, the Space Cadet + SPACE USAGI  ..art by Lawson  :: 02231992

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Catching up with Related Notes, some very important ones    ::

  • A very sad note ::

** VIA Todd at U.Y.D. :

UY Dojo Members,

It wasn’t but a few days ago that we sent you all a message regarding Sharon Sakai and her health problems. Now tragedy has struck the Sakai family once again. Stan’s 20-month old grandson, Leo, passed away yesterday { Dec.29 2013 ~ t } afternoon after being found unconscious and not breathing. This is an unimaginable tragedy for anyone, and for people who have been so kind and giving and good as Stan and Sharon to undergo it is a harsh reminder of the random cruelty of life.

Stan’s Facebook post: “Grandson Leo was tested yesterday and it was confirmed today that he is brain dead. He is exactly 20 months old. He lived such a short life, but I’m so glad he shared it with me. It was a good day for him yesterday, and he died without pain and peacefully. Thank you, Buddy. Grandpa loves you. So much.”

As mentioned before, there was already a benefit underway to help with Sharon’s medical bills; while nothing can make things better, during times of stress, some extra cash to help with the unexpected can be of use. More details on various ways to help are here: http://garageartstudio.blogspot.com/2013/11/help-stan-sakai.html?m=1

Please keep Stan, Sharon, daughter Hannah and son Matthew in your thoughts as the Sakai’s grieve through this tremendously difficult time in their lives.

**Todd Shogun.

  • Via April L.C. ::

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For over 16 years I have been good friends with my buddy Todd Bustillo, He also runs the “Usagi Yojimbo Dojo”.. It is with deep grievances that I share with you today that we have lost a large part of the Usagi Yojimbo & TMNT family. Stan Sakai Creator and Artist of Usagi Yojimbo has lost his grandson, “Leo” named after Leonardo from TMNT. Those close to the Sakai’s also know that he is also going thru alot with his wife having cancer. The Sakai’s have meant so much to this community and Todd and Stan have meant so much to me that i am having a Fundraiser for the Sakai Family. To raise money to help with hospital bills and any other burden that money can heal.. though the loss of a grandson is incredibly painful I am trying to do what I know best and raise a bit of money that will be sent straight to the Sakai Family. When you buy from this “Our Heart’s Desire” Party.. 30% will be donated to the Sakai’s. If the money raised is high enough I would like to donate 40% so I am reaching out to our TMNT family to ask for your support. Order a locket or bracelet for yourself and the proceeds will go to this dear friend of ours who has provided us with years and years of amazing artwork that we have learned to love.
1. To order please go to ** http://www.ourheartsdesire.com/parties/2113
2. Register as a new customer
3. Order.

30% of the proceeds will be given to Stan Sakai’s family in honor of his late grandson Leonardo.


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  • Posted around the web for a number of weeks now, posting it here just in case. ::

CAPS :: USAGI YOJIMBO; "HELP THE SAKAIS !" Auction Donation Form (( 2013 ))


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** Via Garage Art Studios

For nearly 30 years, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has set a high-water mark for creator-owned comics.
Stan’s wife, Sharon, has battled a debilitating illness for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is now back home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicines that cost more than their insurance covers.

**If you’d like to help now– You can contribute money to help Stan and Sharon here.

CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, starting with an ongoing auction of original art. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Stan & Sharon to help pay their ongoing medical expenses.

Creators and publishers, We are asking for your help; please contribute original artwork to this worthy cause.
Print off this form…
and Send us your original art donation or product so that we can include it in our auction. Many, many THANKS!!

Bloggers, tumblers and tweeters, please spread the word. Feel free to re-post this wherever you think is appropriate.

*** Click here For more info on Stan Sakai.

****For more info on CAPS, click here.

From everyone at GGM nothing can be said to make any of this “OK”  but the traditional can be stated ::  our hearts, prayers, positive energy, condolences, and hopes for the return of good health and recovery for Ms.Sakai and Stan’s entire fold. Encouraging our readers to express the same any way you can thru’ financial support if you can, love, and action. We love you very much, Sakai Family and are thankful for all you’ve done for us and the extended TMNT / Usagi family, fandom and community. Definitely looking forward to a brighter future and things to come in 2014.

Again, have a safe and Happy New Year everyone.


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