Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Haven Guilty pleas - British terrorist suspects





Sketched in New Haven courts this week for Reuters, covering a guilty plea by two British terrorist suspects. Read all about it here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Grace Hopper, author of computer code

Today Google's search page opens with an homage to Grace Hopper, who invented COBAL as a way to 'talk' to computers. Code, in other words. She was a remarkable woman, and one that I had the honor of illustrating a book about back in the day. 
Find out more from Google's search page:
https://www.google.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela

A man of peace, patience, integrity is gone physically but will live on from the impact he made with his actions and beliefs. 27 years in prison and he emerged with no malice, no anger..a quote I heard earlier 'may he rest in peace, the peace that he helped to create'.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Panel on Guantanamo at NYU


Last week I had the pleasure of being part of a panel discussion on Guantanamo, moderated by ACLU's HIna Shamsi, with journalists Michelle Shephard, Spencer Ackerman, Carol Rosenberg. 
You can read about it here:
http://chrgj.org/event/panel-discussion-uncovering-guantanamo-reporting-on-some-of-the-worlds-most-controversial-trials/

And see photos posted by Palina Prasasouk here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/visiitor/10850871815/in/set-72157637660595623


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New York Review of Books - gallery of Guantanamo sketches and review

Here is a link to a gallery and a synopsis of the book via the New York Review of Books:
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/2013/oct/17/sketches-from-guantanamo/

***Please remember all images are ©Janet Hamlin/Fantagraphics. If you are interested in using an image please ask. Thank you.

Sketching Guantanamo in the news

Some recent discussions about 'Sketching Guantanamo' in the media:

NPR Morning Edition with Renee Montagne

The elegant online magazine WarScapes has an article out today:
http://www.warscapes.com/conversations/sketching-guant√°namo

And I will appear on Al Jazeera America's 'Consider This' tonight. Link will
be posted tomorrow.


Panel Discussion at NYU on Guantanamo

ACLU and CHRJ are hosting a panel discussion Wednesday November 13 from 6-7:30 pm. Moderating the discussion, ACLU's Hina Shamsi. Panelists include esteemed journalists Spencer Ackerman, Carol Rosenberg, Michelle Shephard and myself. Must sign up todayNov. 6th for this free event:
http://chrgj.org/event/panel-discussion-uncovering-guantanamo-reporting-on-some-of-the-worlds-most-controversial-trials/

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Local events in Nyack focused on 'Sketching Guantanano'

With the book 'Sketching Guantanamo' coming out soon, am ramping up events around it.

A local article on my work there:
http://www.NyackNewsAndViews.com/2013/09/lai_janethamlin/

I'll be at SPX in Bethesda signing preview copies Sat. the 14th of Sept. at the Fantagraphics booth
http://www.spxpo.com

And Nov. 24th talk  in my local town, at  Nyack Library

.. and more events in the works..

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50 years ago he had a dream


Video of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech- a historic, powerful
and eloquent speech.  Fifty years ago today he spoke those words. Years have not lessened their impact.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 Guantanamo 9/11 pretrial sketches. Final for the week



Today no detainees chose to attend the proceedings. I sketched Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, arguing how 'torture' is defined in the commissions,  the defense table for KSM, and Maj. Jason Wright discussing ongoing email security issues.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 9/11 Guantanamo pretrial hearings sketches




Today I spent the whole day drawing from the viewing gallery in the back of the court.  My focus in the afternoon was to get the perspective of the victim family members who are watching the proceedings. 

Family members speak with media in Guantanamo


Last night family members of 9/11 victims spoke with us. I've sketched them with their own quotes as they told their stories.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 Guantanamo- 9/11 pretrial sketches






One detainee, Ramzi bin al Shibh, was present for part of the day in today's pretrial hearings. In the afternoon he chose to leave court, defense then explaining why. 
I was able to get a gallery sketch as well as the prosecution today.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 Guantanamo- 9/11 pretrial hearings AUG 19-23






Today was the first day of a week of continuing 9/11 pretrial hearings. All the accused are compelled to attend first day, with the option to sit out the following days. At issue today was one detainee's illness and discomfort at having to be present during the hearings. Towards the end of the day, a brief closed session was held. We return first thing tomorrow morning.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pre-order "Sketching Guantanamo"

The book is done and is being printed as I write this. All the sketches from 2006- FEB 2013 are featured, along with sketchbook work, photos, and some incredible written contributions. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 Guantanamo 9/11 pre-trial sketches








Today's sketches from the 9/11 pretrial hearings; very long day, ending around 8pm. Next session
will be in August.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 Guantanamo 9/11 pretrial sketches




Today's court session was shorter for observers today, truncated by a closed 505 session.
My main goal was to get the view the victim family member see. I was able to sit behind them and get their perspective. One held up a photo of her family member so that if the detainees turned, they would see it. I also wanted to show KSM's involvement in the proceedings. He's always rifling through documents and in frequent conversation with his defense attorneys. 
We continued to hear testimony via video from Adml Woods, and then at the end of the day, live testimony from Cpt. Thomas Welsh, who will continue to testify tomorrow.