Criminal

Pen & Paper

Episode #35

2016-01-22 01:29:44

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As a young woman in the 60s, Andy Austin talked her way into a job as a courtroom sketch artist in Chicago. She spent 43 years sketching everyone from disgraced governors to John Wayne Gacy, and says she only made someone look bad on purpose once.

 

Courtroom sketch of John Wayne Gacy by Andy Austin

Courtroom sketch of John Wayne Gacy by Andy Austin

Courtroom sketch of John Wanye Gacy's mother

Andy Austin’s sketch of John Wayne Gacy’s mother

Courtroom sketch of the insanity defense placard

Courtroom sketch of the insanity defense placard

Andy's sketch of Phoebe

Andy’s sketch of Phoebe

See more of Andy Austin’s work in her book, Rule 53: Capturing Hippies, Spies, Politicians, and Murderers in an American Courtroom

Music in this episode, “Down Along the Volga,” Podington Bear. “Taking Dark Matter Lightly,” Alan Singley. “Smolder,” Podington Bear. “People Like You,” Weinland. “Climbing the Mountain,” Podington Bear