Stanford Graphic Novel Publishing Program Tackles A-Bomb Survivor

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Pika DonAdam Johnson, runs the Stanford Graphic Novel Publishing Program and every year, the students choose a nonfiction story and divide up into teams to create a graphic novel about it.  Working in groups they write, draw, ink and publish the comic.  This year the students took on the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived both the atomic bomb blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in a story entitled Pika Don.

Due to work Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for the first bomb and after went home to Nagasaki where he was caught in the second blast.

Graphic Novel Reporter has a great article laying out the program and some of the things the students had to work through when putting this project together.

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  • I believe the appropriate response is, “Wow!” On multiple levels. You wouldn’t perhaps know if it’s widely available or if there’s a somewhere specific to pick it up? My google-fu is seemingly not strong enough to find out.