When Andrew Conley was 17-years-old he strangled his 10-year-old brother, Connor, to death. He then handed himself into the police and told them
“I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it’s called Dexter, and it’s on Showtime … I just feel like him.” He explained that he and his younger brother had been wrestling in the living room of their home in November of 2009, when he decided to strangle him. He then dumped his body in a wooded area. He was sentenced to life without parole.
“It’s always been interesting and intriguing to people… those dark places. The Villain is always interesting. The guy that gets away with things we only dream up in nightmares. It’s appealing in a very special way.” - Mads Mikkelsen
Mark Twitchell: The canadian aspiring filmmaker lured John Brian Altinger to his murder garage by pretending to be a woman in the dating site Plenty of Fish. He murdered and dismembered him, dumping the body parts in several sewers. It wasn’t his first try; he had abducted a man in the same way before but he had managed to escape. Twitchell had made a short horror film with the same modus operandi as the murder and police found a document he authored called “SK Confessions”, a sort of journal that described his progression into a serial killer. After he was found guilty in 2011, he kept watching Dexter in jail.
Andrew Conley: He was 17 years old and had been thinking about murder for years when he finally followed the steps of his fictional idol and strangled his little brother Conner (10) during 20 minutes, until he was sure he was dead. He later compared his cravings for murder to wanting a burger and revealed he fantasized about killing his father.
Steven Miles: The 16 year old british teenager stabbed and dismembered his girlfriend Elizabeth Thomas (17) in his bedroom to emulate his favorite character. He later claimed that he had an alter ego called Ed that demanded him to kill someone. He received a 25 year sentence in 2014.
Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the past couple years that I have completed. The mediums range from acrylic paint on canvas (or shoes), to sharpie on paper, to sketching pencils on paper, to prismacolour pencils on bristol paper. Some of these were comissioned pieces, but the majority were all inspired by these incredible musicians or characters.
If you love music and fan art as much as I do, you can take a look at my tumblr page or follow me on Instagram or twitter (@ccbouz). I post progress updates of my artwork, and sometimes I also do video tutorials as well. I may also have some high quality prints made this summer to sell.
If you like my art, and are curious as to what I will be doing next, here is my tentative summer to do list:
Something Queen (because I am seeing them live in Toronto this summer!!, perhaps some sort of a Freddie tribute)
Florence + the Machine (I just love her)
Definitely some U2, they are such an inspiration to me
Arcade Fire (I’ve become even more obsessed with them since the Ottawa concert this winter)
Sorry for the long post, I just felt the need to share my latest art repertoire with everyone, and I also hope that perhaps some new people will see my art for the first time! :) And I want to throw in a thank you to all my followers that have liked my art ever since my very first posts, you guys keep the inspiration flowing.