If you haven't already picked up Ronin Hood (a retelling of the classic Japanese story of the 47 Samurai) by Jeff Amano I did a couple paintings that are in it, as well as the introduction.
You will really get a kick out of this story.
Let us know what you think.
And there is a Jeff Amano board on the Image boards.
There is a plug for Ronin Hood in Kabuki #5 which should be out soon.