Ronin Yoshino: Chapter 1 Manga

I’ll be posting the 1st chapter of Ronin Yoshino [浪人吉野] with a new page every Wednesday – just like the old days! Ronin Yoshino is a manga (graphic novel comic) and is read from Right to Left. You can check out the website at, www.roninyoshino.com

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Synopsis:

“It follows the exciting mythical adventures of a rebel female samurai named Yoshino who fights against an evil warlord’s samurai and monsters in order to help her friends, and the future of the people.”

•Rated: T+ (teens & older)
•Genre: fantasy/action/historical
•Author: Shinrin Sam. Bros
•Format: B&W manga
•Language: USA English

This is the opening prose poem I wrote:


Stay tuned for next weeks page!


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Sherburne Arts Festival Review 

Last week I had participated at the Sherburne Arts Festival. I was worried the weather wouldn’t hold out as it was a thunderstorm that morning. It ended up being a beautiful sunny day and it was packed!

Me at my table selling my art.

There was a lot of unique Arts and Crafts, good music and a falconer was there with his raptors (birds of prey). I got to hold a barn owl and a kookaburra:

I was happy to have sold some of my Ronin Yoshino artwork! It was a very nice day for a craft fair.

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A New Heroine in Comics: Ronin Yoshino

If you like strong, brave, female hero’s – check out Ronin Yoshino!


Ronin Yoshino [浪人吉野] is an original manga/comic book series written and illustrated by Shinrin Sam. Bros (me). It follows the exciting mythical adventures of a rebel female samurai named Yoshino who battles against an evil warlord’s samurai and monsters in order to help her friends, and the future of the people. Yoshino is a courageous heroine who likes adventures and fights against injustice.

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The manga started in 2005. In 2006, chapter 1 won 3rd place at a ADV Films manga contest. A spinoff chapter titled ‘Hidesato’, won an Honorable Mention at a FUNimation manga contest in 2007. In 2010, the dragon in my chapter was crafted into a gliding sculpture by team Eroii Inaripati in Bucharest, Romania’s Red Bull FlugTag contest.

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The idea of creating this comic began by researching ancient Japanese culture, mythology and music helps to inspire me. I draw the manga by hand and digitally add screentones and color using pencil, markers or digitally combining my nature photography. The environments illustrate the beauty of nature in Japanese woodblock inspired landscapes.

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Visit the Ronin Yoshino website at, RoninYoshino.com Volume 1 is available for sale! Check it out: http://shinrinstudio.zibbet.com/ronin-yoshino-vol-1-manga-revamped-edition

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Shurburne Arts Festival

I’ll be at the Shurburne Arts Festival with a table of my art; illustrations, pendants, charms, handmade figurines and Ronin Yoshino manga/comic books. There’ll be other artisans, wildlife show, food and local musicians. Stop by and say hi?

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Handmade Sculpture of Ronin Yoshino

I really like how this sculpture turned out! This is my original comic character named Yoshino, from my manga series, Ronin Yoshino.

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I sculpted her by hand with polymer clay, used wires for strength, baked and painted with acrylics. My late mom had made the sword and scabbard by drawing on a 18g aluminum sheet, cut, used copper and brass for the handle and hilt. She did an awesome job! Yoshino stands 6″ high and looks ready for battle! 😁

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Yuki the Rough Collie Sculpture

This is a sculpture I made of my rough collie Yuki in my comic style!

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Ronin Yoshino ACEO Illustration

After a peaceful walk around a lake, I felt inspired and drew this ACEO (art trading card) with Prismacolor pencils featuring Ronin Yoshino.

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