BEARING WITNESS: Cartoonist sketches comic strip for uncle who died due to COVID-19

Artist: José Alaniz

Editor’s note: This comic strip by author and cartoonist José Alaniz, Ph.D. — a 1986 graduate of Edinburg High School now residing in Seattle, and who also graduated from the University of Texas and Berkeley — is part of an ongoing series entitled Bearing Witness. In the series, the Museum of South Texas History aims to document some of the Rio Grande Valley lives lost to COVID-19. This comic strip is about Alaniz’s uncle, Cruz Huijon, who died due to COVID-19 in August 2020. For more information about the museum, visit