Thursday, November 29, 2012

Character sketch page for Adeline, the mom-hero of the graphic novel I'm working on "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", written & illus.d by me and publ.d by Disney, April, 2014. The story follows Irish American Adeline and her Japanese/Irish American son Koji as they navigate the bigotry and hate that led to the illegal imprisonment of all Japanese Americans on the U.S. west coast (excluding Japanese Americans on Hawaii. The "powers-that-be" deemed them too many and too valua
ble to the economy to imprison enmass). The story is based upon the real-life story of my great aunt Adeline Conlan Asai and her daughter Mary, both illegally interned at the Manzanar Concentration Camp in California. Mary was the mother at the time of three very young children who were also imprisoned. Big hugs and thanks to my lovely wife Kris for modeling as Adeline. I think she had fun, though, and she sure looks very fine in her 'forties 'do. Pencil, 2012.

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