Media release — Pop culture icon as well as guy of the people, George Takei, has signed a book publishing offer with IDW Publishing. Together, they will create a graphic novel, established under Takei’s guidance, re-examining the Japanese American internment camps during WWII with his family’s very first hand experience.
Perhaps finest understood for his cherished function as Hikaru Sulu in the original star trip television as well as film series, Takei was only five years old when president Roosevelt signed executive purchase 9066 soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans. As a result, 120,000 innocent citizens, including Takei as well as his family, were rounded up without any type of charges or due process—they were guilty of nothing however appearing like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. This graphic book will check out these events with the eyes of young George, as well as exactly how this shaped him to ended up being the humanitarian he is today; a happy American as well as a vocal lobbyist against intolerance in all its forms, financing his prominent voice to the voiceless.
“I have spoken publicly on various events during my life on the unjust internment of Japanese Americans in my continuous objective of spreading understanding of this disgraceful chapter of American history,” stated Takei. “I do this, as well as will continue to do so, in the hope that my personal experience can serve as a cautionary pointer of our past leaders’ mistakes, as well as that as a society, we can discover from those transgressions as well as not repeat them. When the chance to tell my story in the type of a graphic book provided itself, I acknowledged the value in making it quickly available for our youth to find as well as digest the material, bringing interest to an essential as well as appropriate issue, while preserving it for generations to come. We online in uncertain times, as well as if stories such as mine can influence us to do much better as well as motivate positive change, I want to share it with as numerous people as possible, no matter who they are, or where they come from.”
Acting as narrator, Takei guides visitors with memories of his family’s confinement within the internment camps, the aftermath of starting over with nothing after their release, his increase to stardom as helmsman of the USS business on star Trek, as well as exactly how these life-changing events led him down his selected path of activism as well as championing human rights.
Justin Eisinger as well as Steven Scott (IDW’s senior book Editor as well as pr Manager, respectively) will deal with scripting responsibilities with an artist to be named at a later date. The as-of-yet untitled graphic book will be released in 2018.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM) is a completely integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, as well as the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book as well as graphic book catalog includes a few of the world’s many prominent home entertainment brands, including Transformers, My bit Pony, star Trek, teen Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, as well as Disney’s traditional characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, as well as Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW publishing is likewise house to the acclaimed as well as award-winning imprints; top Shelf, The library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, as well as artist Editions, showcasing the biggest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the worldwide phenomenon Machi Koro, in addition to hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, as well as TMNT.
IDW home entertainment serves as the around the world supplier of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy channel in the U.S. as well as is creating BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the very best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah wood as well as Sam Barnett.
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July 19, 2018In “Comics”
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