Saturday, November 10, 2012

Color sketch for the title page of "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", written and Illus.d by me, to be publ.d by Disney/Hyperion 2014. The story follows the imprisonment in an American concentration camp of a Japanese/Irish American young man named Koji and his Irish American mother Adeline during World War II. The government deemed Koji a threat to national security and ordered him and 120,000 other Japanese Americans (3/4s US citizens) to prison. His mother, being white, did not receive the same treatment. She fought bravely to keep Koji free but to no avail. In the end she chose to accompany her son to the prison camp in the American desert. Gouache, 2009.

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