Friday, February 28, 2014

Preliminary sketch for "Gaijin: American Prisoner of War", written and illus.d by me, released by Disney/Hyperion in April!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Gaijin: American Prisoner of War" Book Trailer Update:
We've got wonderful Mr. George Takei's reading of the text recorded at Buzzy's Recording Studio in L.A.. Big, big thanks to Mr. Takei for all his gracious good will and help! Right now, the dynamic Kirsten Cappy of Curious City is overseeing the mix of voice over and background audio. Next we'll be sending the visuals and sound over to Michael Barsotti Kate's talented husband) for animation.
It's all coming together!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

is a powerful piece of work… Matt Faulkner tells his tale with fierce graphics and moving delicacy."

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Running for the fence." from "Gaijin: American Prisoner of War", written and illustrated by me, publ.d by Disney/Hyperion, pencil, gouache, water color.
Due out in April! 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

"Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him."
Sojourner Truth, 1851
Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio
A sketch of Sojourner for "Elizabeth Started All the Trouble", by Doreen Rappaport, illus.d by me and to be publ.d by Disney/Hyperion, 2015. Pencil, 2013.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Check out Travis M. Jonker's blog
"10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014" for his review of 
"Gaijin: American Prisoner of War"! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Final art from "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", a graphic novel written and illus.d by me and publ.d by Disney/Hyperion, April 2014. This image shows Koji and his mom, Adeline, as they take one last look at the street where they lived just before they, and all the other Japanese Americans in San Francisco, were sent off to a prison camp . Pencil, water color, gouache, 2012.