Although Weekly artist Luke McGarry is too much of a savage to explain his art, I do want to give the backstory behind his extraordinary piece this week. I had originally asked him to do something commemorating the five-year anniversary of the death of Kelly Thomas, connecting it to all the protests happening around the country commemorating others killed by cops. But Pokémon Go became so huge over the weekend that I then asked him to do that instead as a topic.
Instead, Luke combined both of them—SAVAGE!!!
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