Interviews and media


“Book Talk: We Hereby Refuse”
Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages
Black Friday Holiday Special, Nov. 27, 2020

Writers Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura read scenes from the graphic novel, and artist Ross Ishikawa to demonstrates the 3-D modeling he used to recreate the look of key historical settings. A one-hour conversation moderated by Erin Aoyama for the JAMP YouTube channel.

“Japanese American Voices in Graphic Novels”
Escondido Public Library Pop Culture Panel Series
October 27, 2020

A six-minute presentation by Frank Abe and Tamiko Nimura on the characters in the graphic novel, followed by a panel in which they’re joined by  artist/writers Mari Naomi, Sarah Kuhn, Kiku Hughes, and Yuko Ota. Moderated by librarian Jessica Buck for the “One Book, One San Diego” program. 


North American Post logoA flair for the dramatic: Frank Abe talks about the first Day of Remembrance, the fight for No-No Boy, and more, ” interview by Bruce Rutledge, North American Post, July 11, 2019

The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration

%d bloggers like this: