This Cartoon Depicting All The Victims Of School Shootings Will Wrench Out Your Heart

  • By Asad Tipu
  • February 17, 2018
  • 2 minutes read

A Canadian comic book illustrator recently made something in remembrance of the Florida shooting.

After starting off as a comic book artist, Pia Guerra moved to editorial work to broaden her skillset. When asked about why she started it, she said:

“Drawing was a way to be part of the ‘resistance. It felt really good, especially after blowing up one of my cartoons into a sign for the Women’s March in DC and getting a lot of positive feedback.”

Pia Guerra

Her satire comics have been published across the country.

“Part of my routine is to sit in front of the TV and an open laptop and absorb a lot of news until an image comes to mind, and then I draw it, submit it and see if it’s accepted,”

Pia Guerra

And in the midst of the tragedy, the lost souls that were taken in the Florida tragedy, there was a hero.

Football coach Aaron Feis shielded the students from the bullets, and was taken to the hospital where he died.

“The story about Aaron Feis came up, and another light bulb went off, one that gave me a huge lump in my throat (usually a good sign that I’m on the right track) so instead of going to bed, I drew that,”

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And her comic is heartbreaking.

“I wanted to take the standard ‘all these angels are in a better place’ meme and turn it around a little, to show these wonderful, beautiful, brave lives…who should still be here,” she said. “To both prompt the viewer to ask why they aren’t here while also paying tribute to Mr. Feis’s act of love.”

Pia Guerra

It brought Twitter to its knees.



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