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For a period of time, we had sort of conflict between the editorial staff and the artists and how much freedom, how much relevance to, or how much of a message there was in each, each item that went into each paper. So you know, a lot of them felt, okay, they would like to just draw what they come up in their heads, whether it relates to the Vietnam War or relates to something else. We thought that we should, try to make an effort to connect to world, to international situation, what’s going on in the world and in our communities, you know, explicit in, you know, a way, but that battle went on and neither side won and I think we worked together and I think it turned out okay.

Date: September 29, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Kris Kuromitsu, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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