Book cover and interior of CHARLES MANSON

The most disturbing  trials of all time – the biggest and baddest names in judicial history – O.J. SIMPSON, CHARLES MANSON and WORSE in colorful new compendium of courthouse illos.

New book “THE ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM: 50 YEARS OF COURT ART” By Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell features the work of courtroom  artists who chronicled the biggest trials of the last 50 years.

Dozens of colorful trials with defendants including Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Jack Ruby, mob kingpin John Gotti, the Watergate burglars, Oliver North, Son of Sam, Patty Hearst, Martha Stewart and the real-life  “wolves of Wall Street” are featured.

As is often the case in high profile trials TV cameras and news photogs are oft banned from the proceedings and the only ones present to chronicle the day’s events are the courtroom artists.   

These artists capture the emotion of the trials as no camera ever could – sketching the moment and the drama for all the world to see.

"We have television news to thank for most of these historic visual documents," the book’s co-author Elizabeth WIlliams told The ENQUIRER. "The majority of the artwork in the book has never been published.” 

The tome features art by 5 award-winning illustrators – Howard Brodie, Aggie Kenney, Bill Robles, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams.

“The Illustrated Courtroom” is gripping true crime reportage at its finest —  and most harrowing.


About The authors:

 Elizabeth Williams began her court art career in Los Angeles in 1980 and she has covered many headline-grabbing trials for the Associated Press (Martha Stewart, John Gotti, John DeLorean, Bernard Madoff). Her work has appeared on the front pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Post and New York Newsday.

Sue Russell is an award-winning veteran journalist and an author whose work includes Lethal Intent, the acclaimed biography of executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She frequently writes about crime and criminal justice. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Independent, Salon and New Scientist.

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