How do you decide who gets to draw the back-up to Usagi Yojimbo?
(Comic Culture Vol 2 #2 Interview, Dec 1994) I’m writing a Gen story now [UY Vol 2, #11-12 and UY Book 9] in which Gen the bounty hunter meets up with another bounty hunter called Stray Dog, and they’re after the same outlaw. Basically it’s more of a character piece of how Gen’s personality clashes against the other guy’s personality. Another back up story that I did is “Nilson 2199”. We’ve met Usagi’s descendant in Space Usagi, so I figured I’d just do a little eight pager on Nilson’s descendants, so “Nilson 2199” came about. Seeing as how everyone was doing these futuristic things, like Punisher 2099 and whatever. (Amazing Heroes #187 Interview, January 1991) A lot of those chosen are friends of mine or people whose work I really enjoy. We’ve had quite a few….Dennis Fujitake, Sergio Aragons, Dave Thorne, and Gary Kato of course. Scott Shaw! did one. He’s doing a two-parter for me, a mystery, in an upcoming Usagi. Don Dougherty, Jim Engel — whose work I really love — is going to d