This is an excerpt from an ongoing independent project. I am writing a graphic novel memoir about my father's coming of age during World War II. The youngest child of Japanese immigrants, Joe grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he worked for Hollywood stars and went to college with Jackie Robinson. But after family tragedy hit, Joe found himself in Hiroshima, Japan, months before an imminent Pacific war. The story follows Joe as the global events that follow shape his young life. The project is still in its research phase. These three pages were completed as part of a brief workshop.