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What’s Christmas without a card from a convicted killer? ( Joliet Patch – Illinois )

// March 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

Not on Joliet Mass Murderer Milton Johnson’s Xmas Card List?
Buy His Holiday Greeting on ‘Dark Vomit’

       “If your holiday felt less-than-happy without a greeting card card from Milton Johnson—the man convicted of the Pottery Shop Massacre in Joliet and of killing an Emden man as he slept in a car parked on Interstate 55, you can buy one now through the murder memorabilia website Dark Vomit…”

New art additions at…

// March 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Links, News, Uncategorized


Winter in San Diego – Madison – 04 Pin-Up Girl – Oil Painting…$475.00
Winter in San Diego ( Madison #4 ) – 10 x 20 canvas print….$70.00 SALE!
The Tattooed Lady ( Lala #8 ) – 10 x 20 canvas print (2014)..$70.00 SALE!

“The Tattooed Lady” ( Lala #08 ) – work in progress.

// February 15th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Uncategorized


“The Tattooed Lady” ( Lala #08 ) – oil on canvas panel  12″ x 24″ – Feb. 2014

Yellow Journalism of Bryan Denson – good pal to Andy Kahan.

// January 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Press, Serial Killer


       Recently a slew of articles about the subject of “murderabilia” were published by Bryan Denson of the Oregonian. 

       Some of these articles, include victims rights advocate, Andy Kahan’s ”top 6 picks” of the “murderabilia” industry —  “Top 6 Ghastly ‘murderabilia’ items cited by victims advocate Andy Kahan” 

      Besides the new information described within the new bill introduced in Congress… — the articles are no different than the thousands of other articles written on the subject matter.

      It should also be no surprise that the writer of the articles is also an old friend of Andy Kahan’s.

–via Andy Kahan’s facebook page.


        …what is even more insulting. Is that Bryan Denson claims to be a “champion of the first amendment”.

On his moral high ground, he explains,

         “The Oregonian doesn’t profit from telling you about these sales any more than it would while keeping you informed that JFK was assassinated, man walked on the moon, and the stock market fell 300 points last Friday.”


Bryan Denson of the Oregonian is a Yellow Journalist.  

S.1549 – Stop the Sale of Murderabilia Act of 2013

// January 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // News, Press, Serial Killer

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES – September 25 (legislative day, September 24), 2013

     Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary…

Alleged Hickory Street Nightmare Killer’s Letters For Sale on Website – Patch Media ( Joliet, IL )

// December 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // News, Press, Serial Killer

       If you’re still Christmas shopping, three letters supposedly penned by alleged Nightmare on Hickory Street killer Bethany McKee can be yours for less than $50.

       The website Dark Vomit’s True Crime, a “macabre and outsider art gallery” of “serial killer and true crime collectibles,” has the letters for sale in two separate listings…

        According to police reports obtained exclusively by Patch, Massaro and McKee lured Rankins and Glover to Massaro’s home on Hickory Street in Joliet, where Miner and Landerman choked the two men to death. After the killings, Massaro and Miner had sex atop the dead men’s bodies, the reports said. The four then concocted a plan to dismember the corpses of their victims and began procuring supplies, including a blowtorch, to carry out the plan, the reports said. Miner reportedly intended to keep the dead men’s teeth as trophies.


New store additions at!

// November 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // Links, News






“The Bone Shaker” Oil painting on canvas panel – 25 inches by 29 inches….$1200.00

“Dorothea at Dinner” Oil painting on canvas panel – 12.5 inches by 14.5 inches ….$375.00

“Homeland Terrorism – The San Onofre Nuclear Meltdown”. Oil painting…………$700.00

Interview with Army Times – Military Times

// October 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

Oct. 1, 2013 – Staff Writer Joe Gould

Army Times – Transcript Q & A

How did you obtain the letter, and from whom did you obtain it?

I was contacted by a college student, who is studying within the field of criminology. I made a trade with some of my own artwork to obtain the letter.

Who did you sell it to, how much did they pay and when did it happen?

I am not at liberty to disclose the identity of the purchaser.
I spoke with the individual who purchased it and they have asked me to keep their information confidential. The original asking price I was asking was $5,000. I was offered $2,000 and I 
took the offer. — I sold it roughly a week ago.

What do you think motivates people to purchase or collect items dubbed “murderabilia” by critics?

That is a difficult question to answer. I have met various collectors who are interested in “murderabilia” for many different reasons. Personaly, my own interests began with the study of abnormal psychology and mental illness. I find it to be an endless quest to comprehend and understand why some individuals commit the crimes that they do. There is a lot of information within many letters that I have, that one simply cannot obtain anywhere else… unless they write to the individual themselves.

What is your response to critics who say that you are indirectly profiting from murder?

I am in no more profiting from murder than the media hasn’t already. My store was not setup to glorify murder, but rather, to study it. I pull reference from past news articles that have already been written with much of my content. The more notorious the media makes out the criminal to be, the higher the value of their item later becomes.

Where are the profits for the Hasan letter going?

For the record. Absolutely none of the profits went to Nidal Hasan from the sale of the letter. I have never had any correspondence with him personally. The college student who wrote to him, only recieved one letter in reply. There was no arrangements of payment for the letter from Hasan, of any kind. The profits were donated to a charitable organization that assists veterans.

 full article at:

“Perverts tried to profit from letter written by Nidal Hasan”

// October 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // News, Press, Serial Killer

“What kind of crackpot would dare to make blood money off of an abomination written by a murderer?”

A disgusting scandal involving a letter written by the Ft. Hood jihadist came up:

Sparked by the recent online sale of a letter signed by Fort Hood, Texas, shooter Nidal Hasan, a U.S. senator from Texas has proposed a law against selling items linked to famous killers, dubbed “murderabilia.”

A prison letter from Hasan to a criminology student recently sold for $2,000 on, a self-described gallery of macabre and outsider art.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a bill Sept. 19 to block high-profile criminals from profiting from the sale of artwork, letters and other memorabilia by serial killers, mass murderers and others convicted of heinous crimes.

“Every day, the family members of victims are forced to re-live their tragedies as prisoners attempt to make a profit off of the notoriety of their case by selling these items on gruesome web sites,” Cornyn said in a statement.

The idea of Cornyn’s bill is to stop a criminal from being able to mail an item with the intention that someone, somewhere makes a profit — not necessarily just the prisoner himself, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Fox News reports the sale of a Nidal Hasan letter for $500,000!

// October 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Links, News, Press, Serial Killer

September 23, 2013 – “Sen. Cornyn Plans To Ban ‘Murderabilia’ “

Last Friday, Senator John Cornyn proposed a law that would ban the sale of “murderabilia,” or items linked to famous killers.

The ban was spurred by the recent online sale of a letter signed by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan for half a million dollars…