Title

Images and Imaginings of the Japanese American Internment*: Comics and Illustrations of Camp

Start Date

19-7-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

19-7-2022 2:30 PM

Description

Because individuals in Internment Camps were not permitted to record their daily lives via film or photography, much of their day-to-day life in internment camps was captured via drawing, painting, and illustrations. Although some images were published and more widely circulated, there is no comprehensive catalog of the comics and illustrations made both inside and outside of the camps that document or represent camp life for wider, public consumption. This project intends to construct an accessible archive of the internment experience for the public, library, educational and scholarly uses.This panel discusses the project and process of creating an online and physical exhibition about how people represented their experiences inside the camps through comic strips and illustrations while also examining how life in the camps was represented and understood by others, in mainstream and popular comics.

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Images and Imaginings of the Japanese American Internment*: Comics and Illustrations of Camp

Because individuals in Internment Camps were not permitted to record their daily lives via film or photography, much of their day-to-day life in internment camps was captured via drawing, painting, and illustrations. Although some images were published and more widely circulated, there is no comprehensive catalog of the comics and illustrations made both inside and outside of the camps that document or represent camp life for wider, public consumption. This project intends to construct an accessible archive of the internment experience for the public, library, educational and scholarly uses.This panel discusses the project and process of creating an online and physical exhibition about how people represented their experiences inside the camps through comic strips and illustrations while also examining how life in the camps was represented and understood by others, in mainstream and popular comics.