John Wayne Gacy Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist. He sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenaged boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago).
The majority of Gacy’s murders were committed between 1976 and 1978, which he later referred to as his “cruising years”.
Great artwork too
Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinois, which also features “John Wayne Gacy Jr.”, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Over 12 years since its release, the record has reached half a million units. In a note on his Tumblr, Stevens writes, “I just heard the news. All respect ALL CAPS to everyone out there hustling for a better world. Make it your greatest. Stay productive. Stay positive. Stay creative. Stay sane.”
Early in the first few days of the Trump administration, Kelly-Anne Conway blurted the phrase, “Alternative Facts” when discussing what truth is. It was a stunning thing to hear and when I did, I thought about how truth is what a young child works out at a very young age. One can dispute the veracity of a stated fact, but to knowingly offer alternate facts was a cute way of suggesting that a lie, if presented enough times, can be confused with real facts. I created this image based on a vintage Golden Book for a potential book of my own. Ultimately the publisher made a decision that this phrase would fade from the public’s mind before publication. I was correct, it has not. ‘Alternate Facts’ watercolor and digital, 2017
Germany’s Kaufland, a trade in goods chain, has a catchphrase that rings true to the jingle bells in the ads soundtrack. Their website is responsive with the visitor in mind. So yes, Germany is getting there with a slow start in transformation and a little help from Berlin agency Heimat.