one year at anthrocon stan sakai was sitting directly across from bad dragon, which in itself is hilarious, but even more so since it seemed to legitimately have no effect on him at all whatsoever. i don’t know if it’s because he’s japanese and they’re super used to pervy stuff, or if it’s because he’s just really cool like that, like ‘oh you make dragon dicks, awesome, i draw samurai rabbit comic. well, i’ll just be right over here, then.’
Stan Sakai is an incredibly nice guy. I met him at a little Christmas market thing in Pasadena, where he did not mind at all that I had brought in my hard-cover book for him to sign instead of purchasing one there. He even did a small Usagi Yojimbo sketch and personalized one for my professor when I did get something else.
Later on, that professor helped organize a presentation that brought Mr. Sakai to campus. He thumb-nailed a little comic about his day for us while explaining some of the research he did to set his comic in Tokugawaesque Japan.
Plus, he is probably used to weird furry crap, having first been published in Albedo back in the 80s.