Drawing from memory
Source:Scholastic Press, Volume 1st, New York, p.63 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr NC975.5 .S39 A2 2011
Keywords:Allen--Juvenile literature, Graphic novels, Illustrators--Japan--Biography, Illustrators--Japan--Biography--Juvenile literature, Illustrators--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature, Japanese American artists--Biography--Comic books, strips, etc, Japanese American artists--Cartoons and comics, JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues), JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Other, Say, Say, Allen--Cartoons and comics, Say, Allen--Comic books, strips, etc
Summary: "Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist. Drawing from memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is. Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards: Sibert Honor Book, 2012; Ages 10-15; Autobiography