Here's more classic Street Fighter comic strips and Darkstalkers artwork from the creator of Sgt. Frog

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 12, 2018 at 5:53 a.m. PDT

Before the interconnected internet world of today, hundreds of comics, artwork pieces and more about our favorite 90's fighting games circulated throughout Japan with many never seeing reprinting or republishing since leaving a good amount of work seemingly lost to those that were not there to find them over 20 years ago.

We recently posted some of the classic art of Sgt. Frog's creator Mine Yoshizaki's work on Street Fighter and Darkstalkers anthology manga / comics, and now we're back to share some more with some actual comic strips this time.

Matt Moylan, director of publishing at UDON Entertainment, shared with us some more of Yoshizaki's Capcom related artwork from his personal collection showing us anthology covers that the manga artist had worked on in the 90's plus his actual comic strips.

These anthology manga featured sometimes over a dozen different artists creating individual chapters to be featured in a volume or a collection of their "4-koma" strips from magazines which are four-panel gag comics — examples of which you can see in the gallery below — according to Moylan.

The vast majority of these pieces and collections have never been reprinted or re-released outside of Japan because it can be quite hard now to track down certain artists after almost 25 years in some cases to get the proper permissions, so getting to see some of these feels like a rare treat unless you're a big fan of Yoshizaki's that already owns all of his art books.

You can check out the gallery of Yoshizaki's Capcom work below including manga covers, insert illustrations and comic strips. Even if you can't read Japanese, the strips are still entertaining as some of them feature characters interacting with different versions of themselves... and Hsien-Ko steals Vega's claw.

Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #1 Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #2 Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #3 Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #4 Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #5 Street Fighter and Darkstalkers works by Mine Yoshizaki image #6
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Images courtesy of Matt Moylan

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