Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter Debuts at IDW with Artist Select Edition
The Most Faithful and Complete Collection of the Eisner-Award
Winning Tale is Now Available from IDW Limited
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 04, 2019) – IDW Publishing (OTC: IDWM) is proud to announce that Grasscutter, the critically acclaimed storyline considered to be the seminal tale in Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo comic book series, is now available in the prestigious Artist Select Edition format, sold exclusively online by IDW Limited.
For the first time ever, the beloved Grasscutter storyline is collected in its entirety in a single volume, comprising both the original Eisner Award-winning storyline from Usagi Yojimbo #13-22 and its sequel, Grasscutter II, published in issues #39-45.
The Artist Select Edition treatment delivers each page of Grasscutter’s powerful narrative to the reader in its most faithful presentation ever: scanned from Sakai’s original art, courtesy of the artist’s personal archives, in the same manner as the multi-Eisner award-winning Artist’s Edition series from IDW.
“Saying I am pleased with this book would be an understatement,” said Stan Sakai, “The presentation of my work, the attention to detail and the design, make this the best collection ever done of my stories. I could not be happier with it.”
Limited to 999 copies, the massive 464-page tome measures 9” x 13” and features a lovely dust jacket that showcases a beautiful new watercolor painting by Sakai, created especially for this project. The book comes in a beautifully designed silver foil-stamped slipcase, and retails for $150.00.
The Artist Select Edition is available to order here.
Additionally, a truly extraordinary Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter Artist Select Deluxe Edition is available from IDW Limited, numbered to only 50 copies, which includes a hardcover portfolio case with a unique, original drawing by Stan Sakai inside. Both the book and portfolio are presented in a custom clamshell case that completely encloses the book and portfolio. The Deluxe Edition retails for $350.00.
The Deluxe Edition is available to order here.
As an added bonus to fans, IDW Limited is proud to offer a free autographed copy of a Usagi Yojimbo comic to those customers who purchase a Regular or Deluxe Edition of the Grasscutter Artist Select within its first 48 hours of online availability.