Sean Lewis' dark but delightful illustrations of notorious outlaws

21 May 2013

Nothing intrigues us more than a crazy criminal, and the same can be said for Sean Lewis, whose intricate illustrations are of the dark humour variety. Hailing from Toronto, Sean won the gold medal at The Ontario College of Art and Design for these drawings of dangerous outlaws and that is no surprise. Whether they depict Andreas Yates who suffered from dementia and, under a warped religious vision, drowned her children in the tub or John Torrio, a well-known Italian mobster in New York City, these richly coloured illustrations infuse just the right amount of monstrous and darn right beguiling.

If your curiosity still isn’t satisfied, you can find out what drove these people to such deeds on Sean’s website where his captions provide ample back stories.


Sean Lewis: Ed Gein


Sean Lewis: Ailieen Wuornos


Sean Lewis: Andrea Yates


Sean Lewis: John Torrio


Sean Lewis: George Gordon


Sean Lewis: Black Bart

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