Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Eroyn Franklin (Seattle) received a 2010 GAP towards the purchase of equipment to help in the production of Detain, a nonfiction graphic novel that explores immigrant detention centers in Washington State. Cross-sections of these facilities are depicted in panoramic drawings that are bound in an accordion-style. The pages unfurl to reveal the stories of Many Uch and Gabriela Cubillos, two immigrants who were detained while awaiting deportation. Their contrasting stories overlap with those of other detainees to discuss the history of immigration detention, laws surrounding the process, as well as the economic, social, and psychological effects of detention.

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