Midway is a story of a Japanese American medic who served in WWII, inspired by the story of Ben Kuroki. Although Kuroki was an American-born citizen and receiver of the Distinguished Flying Cross, he had to fight prejudice from both sides because of his ethnicity. It made me wonder, if Ben was a medic, would his experience be any different?
For the magazine cover, I created an illustration representing my character's internal struggle during the war, and another showing greens growing out of the fences of an internment camp after the war for the interior page. Filler text and quotes taken from npr and and pbs.