Gabriel San Roman
"The Death of Kelly Thomas" in Comic Book Form
It's been a year since an Orange County jury acquitted two ex-cops in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, but the tragic memory remains stained like the pool of blood left behind at the Fullerton transit center that night. Whether an exhibit at the Magoski Arts Colony, an Adolescents album cover depicting former policeman Manuel Ramos as a piñata head or "The Death of Kelly Thomas," a new comic book out by Trabajo Press, art is keeping the story alive. "I wanted to make a comic about something that was relevant to me and my community," says comic book artist Felipe Flores. "I spend just about all of my time in Fullerton, so I was able to see the impact that the Kelly Thomas murder had made."
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