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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Sinestra

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Majesty

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Untitled

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Wood Nymph

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Come a Little Closer

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Untitled

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Self Portrait II

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Objects in Rearview Mirror

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Self Portrait

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Vertigo

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Fragmented

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Sifting Through the Ashes of Disporia

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The Mummy Awakens

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Never Forget

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The Legend of Sleepy Hallow

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Corpse Bride

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Wear Your Mask

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Mistress of the Dark

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Wolf Man

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Lon Chaney

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Authority

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La Petite Mort

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Kiss

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Elusive Bride

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The Lady is With Me

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Bride of the Dead

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Beauty After Death

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Grave Watcher

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Wraith Witch

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Necromancer

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Terror at Midnight

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My take on a vintage style book cover.   

Jesse Washington

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In May 1916, Jesse Washington, a seventeen year old black man, was arrested for the killing of Lucy Fryer, a fifty-three year old white woman. Washington would later confess to raping and killing Fryer. Wanting to avoid an attack on Washington while in custody in Waco, authorities in McLennan County sent Washington to a Dallas jail to await his trial. When his trial took place on May 15, 1916, Washington arrived back in Waco to a packed court room. Twelve white men formed his jury, and they found him guilty of murder after only four minutes of deliberation. A mob had gathered around the courthouse prior to the trial and waited for their chance to capture Washington. After his conviction, the jailers took Washington down the back stairs of the courthouse, where the mob had been waiting. The mob of white citizens wrapped a chain around Washington’s neck and dragged him to city hall grounds, brutally stabbing and beating him as they went along. A separate mob prepared a pile of dry-good b