George Takei brings THEY CALLED US ENEMY to Comic-Con
in three stunning editions!

“Moving and layered… Takei challenges Americans to look to how past humanitarian injustices speak to current political debates. Giving a personal view into difficult history, [They Called Us Enemy] is a testament to hope and tenacity in the face of adversity.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A compelling blend of nostalgia and outrage… this approachable, well-wrought graphic memoir is important reading, particularly in today’s political climate. Pair with John Lewis’ acclaimed March series for a thought-provoking, critical look at the history of racism in American policies and culture.” — Booklist (starred review)

“This evocative memoir shares stories of the nation’s past, draws heartbreaking parallels to the present, and serves as a cautionary tale for the future. For all readers old enough to understand the importance of our collective history.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Emotionally staggering… They Called Us Enemy also inspires readers to engage through democracy to insist that we treat fellow human beings with fairness and dignity.” — Amazon Best Books of the Month

“George Takei’s story reveals the important lessons of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration that still need to be learned today. They Called Us Enemy is a compelling must-read for all ages.” — Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

IN THREE FORMATS:

1. They Called Us Enemy (Softcover)
by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4 – Diamond: MAR190630
$19.99 (US) • black & white interiors • YA and up
a 208-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6.5” x 9”
In stores everywhere next week!

2. CON EXCLUSIVE: They Called Us Enemy (Hardcover)
$29.99 (US)
This paper-over-board hardcover edition features exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover.
Pre-order now for pickup at the IDW Comic-Con booth!

3. CON EXCLUSIVE: They Called Us Enemy (Signed & Numbered Hardcover)
$75.00 (US)
This deluxe paper-over-board hardcover edition (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide) features an individually numbered, sewn-in, letterpress bookplate hand-signed by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker, plus exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover.
Pre-order now for pickup at the IDW Comic-Con booth!

Online pre-orders for Comic-Con pickup are now open through the end of the week. After pre-orders close, these exclusives will still be available for purchase at the IDW booth (2729) throughout the show.

Meet the team behind THEY CALLED US ENEMY!

(L-R: Steven Scott, George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger)

George Takei has made it his life’s mission to educate the world about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. To launch They Called Us Enemy, he’ll join his co-writers Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for three very special Comic-Con appearances:

Friday, July 19, 12:00pm-1:30pm — They Called Us Enemy signing at IDW booth 2729
with George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott (NOTE: Ticketed signing)

Saturday, July 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm — They Called Us Enemy panel in Room 25ABC
Hear firsthand from George Takei, as well as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this dark chapter of our nation’s history, its impact on Takei’s astonishing life, and its urgent relevance for today’s world.

Saturday, July 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm — They Called Us Enemy signing at IDW booth 2729
with George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott (NOTE: Ticketed signing)

For tickets to either signing (Friday or Saturday), speak to an IDW employee in booth 2729. Tickets are free with purchase of They Called Us Enemy, but ticket quantities are limited. Note that the authors will only sign They Called Us Enemy.

And over a dozen more Top Shelf talents…

Who else is coming to Comic-Con? Who ISN’T? Look at this incredible lineup:

George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker (They Called Us Enemy)
Jarod Roselló (debuting Red Panda and Moon Bear)
Kim Dwinell (debuting Surfside Girls: Book Two)
Koren Shadmi (Highwayman)
MK Reed & Greg Means (Penny Nichols)
Eddie Campbell (From Hell: Master Edition, The Goat Getters, etc)
James Kochalka (Johnny Boo Is King!)
Shannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says, God Is Disappointed in You)
Mark Russell (God Is Disappointed in You, Apocrypha Now)
Erin Nations (Gumballs)
Maria & Peter Hoey (Coin-Op)
Dave Calver (Limbo Lounge)

SIGNING SCHEDULE (IN THE IDW ZONE)
The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!
Thu 7/18, 11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell (*Book debut!)
Thu 7/18, 11:00 – 12:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello (*Book debut!)
Thu 7/18, 1:00 – 2:00 Coin-Op Comics – Maria & Peter Hoey
Thu 7/18, 4:00 – 5:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi
Thu 7/18, 4:00 – 5:00 Limbo Lounge – Dave Calver
Thu 7/18, 5:00 – 6:00 From Hell – Eddie Campbell
Fri 7/19, 10:00 – 11:00 Johnny Boo – James Kochalka
Fri 7/19, 11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell (*Book debut!)
Fri 7/19, 11:00 – 12:00 Penny Nichols – M.K. Reed, Greg Means
Fri 7/19, 12:00 – 1:30 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott (*Convention exclusives available!) (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
Fri 7/19, 2:00 – 3:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi
Sat 7/20, 11:00 – 12:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
Sat 7/20, 11:00 – 12:00 God is Disappointed in You, Apocrypha Now – Mark Russell
Sat 7/20, 11:00 – 12:00 Gumballs – Erin Nations
Sat 7/20, 2:00 – 4:00 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott (*Convention exclusives available!) (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
Sat 7/20, 4:00 – 5:00 Johnny Boo – James Kochalka
Sat 7/20, 6:00 – 7:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello  (*Book debut!)

 

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Thursday July 18, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
IDW Publishing: The Next 20 Years – Room 9
Featuring Kim Dwinell and more!

Friday July 19, 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Creating for Change: Tackling Big Issues with Great Books – Room 4
Featuring Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, and more!

Saturday July 20, 2019, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
George Takei: They Called Us Enemy – Room 25ABC
Featuring George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker!

Sunday July 21, 2019, 10:30am – 11:30am
IDW: Comics for Kids! – Room 23ABC
Featuring Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Jarod Roselló (Red Panda and Moon Bear), and more!

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George Takei brings THEY CALLED US ENEMY to Comic-Con in three stunning editions! 'Moving and layered... Takei challenges Americans to look to how past humanitarian injustices speak to current political debates. Giving a personal view into difficult history, is a testament to hope and tenacity in the face of adversity.' — Publishers...