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George Takei Speaking About New Graphic Novel, ‘They Called Us Enemy’ At Comic-Con

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Above: "They Called Us Enemy," co-writers, Steven Scott, George Takei, artist Harmony Becker and co-writer Justin Eisinger are pictured in an undated photo.

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"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of George Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life.

Aired: July 19, 2019 | Transcript

Among the celebrities at this year’s Comic-Con is a full-fledged cultural icon. Actor, writer, Star Trek alumnus and activist George Takei. He will make three appearances at Comic-Con Friday and Saturday with a new accomplishment to unveil, his new graphic novel.

"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life and the book ends with a warning: that it all may be happening again.

Takei joins Midday Edition Friday to talk about his life's mission to educate the world about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Event Info

George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for three Comic-Con appearances:

Friday, July 19, Noon - 1:30pm, ticketed book signing, IDW booth 2729

Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 'They Called Us Enemy' panel, Room 25ABC

Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., ticketed book signing, IDW booth 2729

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