Thursday, March 7, 2013

This is Johiro "Jo" Motobu. Jo turned 15 in 1941. A week after Pearl Harbor, his father and uncle were arrested by the FBI. No charges were brought against them. No time limit or reason for incarceration were given. Jo's father and uncle, along with several thousand other Japanese American men on the west coast, would spend the next several months in this condition prior to being sent, along with their families, to concentration camps in the desert. Character sketch for "Gaijin- American Prisoner of War", written and illus.d by me, publ.d by Disney/Hyperion. Pencil, 2011.

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