Year Of The Labbit

May 6, 2011

As a young kid, I used to read the “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, so I’m happy to be participating in the “Year Of The Labbit” art show, a celebration of both Stan Sakai’s “Usagi Yojimbo” series and Frank Kozik’s “Happy Labbit” customizable vinyl collectible. Here’s my piece, in progress.

The show will be at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles from July 14 – September 11. All pieces will be on sale through the museum store.



  1. nevergiveupgirl on August 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    oh noes its a wabid wabbit :0 anyway i am a fan of usagi yojimbo i even drew him here.but i tried to erase my smudge marks and now it looks werid and i changed the color of his costume 2.[IMG][/IMG]

  2. skyzlmt on June 19, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Love the Hello Kitty/ Vishnu art. When we going to get some Domo inspired stuff?

  3. Fekenji on June 11, 2011 at 9:19 am

    So lovely, I hope one day See your show next to me, Brazil, I wish

  4. thegluelpfan on May 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

    That is so freaking adorable πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to see it finished!

  5. smurphy72 on May 13, 2011 at 8:36 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH its so awesome I STILL LOVE YOU TO DEATH when you comin back 2 Ohio Mike???????? =]=]=]=]=]=]=]

  6. millalp94 on May 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

    aww Mike, totally awesome !!!:D

  7. treadstone35 on May 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    You know, it’s great that you still have something of kid in yourself πŸ™‚ Your piece looks amazing. So brightly. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  8. v_forse on May 9, 2011 at 2:22 am

    ))Sweet Labbit-rabbit!

  9. thegrandkaidbz on May 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Check this out yo!!

  10. galinmitev on May 8, 2011 at 4:53 am

    amazing β€œWretches And Kings” Video ! –

  11. christieloveslp on May 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Wow…. So cool….I like it…. Why I can’t so??? )))) My pictures only I make rubbings … Cool, Mike))))
    I hope, that you’re coming to Moscow… I will be there))))

  12. milasouza11 on May 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    *——* cool ~~

    I’m waiting you

  13. alelp on May 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    so cool
    i like work mike!!

  14. vickykun on May 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Labbit sounded so cute;.;

    I liked and now IΒ΄m wondering How many toy arts you have in your personal collection

    kiss kiss

  15. sukitang on May 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve never seen the labbit before. But the labbit looks very cute. How much I wish to see the show in LA.

  16. coliinreiid on May 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    It’s looking good! Can’t wait to see the final product. Will you be joining with us in the LPUnderground Chat tonight?!

  17. dovingbird on May 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    That is precious, as per usual.

    I don’t know what you’re talking about with this whole ‘in progress’ thing, though. Looks perfectly polished to me.


  18. cincybmxlpfreak on May 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Aww! That’s cute! πŸ™‚

  19. mikejueo on May 7, 2011 at 10:46 am


  20. argol8489 on May 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    is very nice, I would eat it πŸ™‚

  21. fredc on May 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

    awesome man. I like it πŸ˜„

  22. jowa96 on May 7, 2011 at 4:35 am

    So sweet… ;)I also liked these toys on the back πŸ˜€

  23. jozzie8 on May 7, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Nice Mike. So what happened to the post about you and Rob meeting the Dalai Lama?

  24. iamorzing on May 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

    btw, I see the Gloomy at the back πŸ˜„

  25. nutritionelles on May 7, 2011 at 12:07 am

    aww adorable (: I’m always in the states at the wrong time, I always miss everything

  26. emirandakie on May 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    nice Mike… u always do it great…

  27. dorito82 on May 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    NICE Mike!!!

  28. natellamolova on May 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Is it true what U will come to Russia in summer?????

    P.S.Funny wabbit))

  29. mikeecem on May 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    omg! how sweet art !?! πŸ™‚ good luck in museum

  30. shivani94 on May 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    That one’s great. Its your humour which is superb enough to make me laugh like morons

  31. Orion on May 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    omg your labbit seems so yummy i wanna lick it like a candy!

  32. shivani94 on May 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    That one’s so cool specially those spiral eyes. I can see your kind of humour. Your comic pieces are great

  33. helazahg on May 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    That is sooo cute. I cant wait for the finished product! I love your art mike, keep it up!

    I wouldnt have realised you had so much ‘toys n crap’ on your desk if it wasnt for ‘Soufex’. Thanx soufex! Lol

  34. soufex on May 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm


    i used to LOVE uy when i was younger. that is so awesome!!!


    also. my girlfriend just pointed out you have almost as many toys’n’crap at your desk as i do. you should def take some photos so we can compare notes.

  35. Alexandra Nofi on May 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Usagi ga kawaii desu!!! So colorful. Be careful though, Memers may steal it from you when you aren’t looking at and add it to her bunny army πŸ˜€

    I swear to sweet heaven if I have extra cash I am flying my tuckus to LA and checking out this art show. I want to go to LA just in general, and I can justify going if it’s for art. For some reason I developed an airplane phobia, and I can use this as an excuse to get over said phobia. I’m not sure how that started, I was fine with flying when I was a kid *confuzzled face*

  36. cyndi021598 on May 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm


  37. mellowdrips on May 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I used to love Usagi Yojimbo too(!)
    Stan Sakai was great
    I’m 33 now so I guess you and me are about the same age

  38. leenee89 on May 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Good work u did.. i like it.. its adorable πŸ™‚

  39. abhigollapudi on May 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    hahaha I was born the year of the labbit

  40. burningjavhy on May 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I love that incredible good luck in the coming days ….

  41. Ally on May 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I see Gundam. ~coughs~ Doraemon and Pikachu are where now? >.>

    I like this. I remember this comic book, because my comic shop sells it. The owner was talking to me about it.

  42. skyzlmt on May 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Any idea on a list price for your piece? I’m still po’d from not getting to NY for the tiny art piece. Will definitely be on the prowl for this come July!

  43. htx2m3bc on May 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I rate it a *****!!!! Cute.
    Appears to me that you made a molding for it first.
    But I got questions.
    What did you make labbit out of?
    All spray paint?
    What is labbit standing on?
    Please do share. :~)

  44. evooba on May 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

    That looks amazing. Love the colors you chose. The style reminds the Helmet you did for the Celeritas show at Suru πŸ™‚ Check this out. I wrote it yesterday after reading what you said on PTTOW.

  45. brysislupin on May 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

    IΒ΄ve never heard about it but I think your piece itΒ΄s adorable! And whose room is that? πŸ˜›

  46. kathyxx on May 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

    OOOOOOO Labbits! The whole show is on Labbits?

    Is it gonna have the cig? πŸ˜„

  47. Gorfis on May 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    These little toys on the shelf it’s fans gifts, I think. Isn’t it? And the bunny is awesome!

  48. tinalein76 on May 6, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Coooool πŸ™‚

  49. spikeminoda7 on May 6, 2011 at 11:29 am

    mike I like it a lot πŸ™‚
    but honestly DESIGN MORE SHOES
    and visit germany more often πŸ˜›

  50. Rana LP addict on May 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I wanna go to that museum and have that labbit/bunny πŸ˜€

  51. ghost875 on May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    its amazing!!! ❀ :D:D

  52. the108 on May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    awwwn yea!
    so cute.
    and these tentacles on your wall… they haunt me.

  53. linkinparkette on May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    …. bunnie ;-;

  54. albina87 on May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    isnt it sweet :)purple is my favorite color

  55. Shay Adams on May 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Is lovely! ^_^ All the art shows coming up really make me wish I lived in California…

  56. aravind221 on May 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Lol wabbit πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ COOL CHEERS mikey great one

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