Friday, January 25, 2013

In progress final art for my graphic novel "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", written and illus.d by me and to be publ.d by Disney/Hyperion. The hero, Koji, is Japanese/Irish American and lives in San Francisco. It's Dec. 7, 1941, his birthday. He just turned 13. It's also the day chosen by the Japanese Empire to bomb Pearl Harbor. Koji's Dad went back home to help his ailing father in Tokyo at the beginning of the year. He should've returned by now and they haven't heard from him in a while. Koji falls asleep that night worried. His bad dreams reflect his fears. Water color, gouache, 2012.

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