“Cirilo’s voice is brave and bold, but his story is gritty and ridden with strife.
Because of this, I drew and edited highly contrasting visuals to emphasize the blacks
and whites, and used a sketchy texture as my brush. My assigned pages were about
the oppressed, a play between the powerful and the poor, so I followed an art style
that wasn’t refined and elegant. Reality is far from that.“


Thea Torres is a multimedia artist and writer. She graduated Multimedia Arts from the College of Saint Benilde and currently works as an art director
for a branding and design studio and an independent online publication.

Thea specializes in graphic design, digital collages and illustrations. Other than these, she’s worked in journalism, writing long-form features, news and reviews.