|This is a series of illustrations that I am creating for a Graphic Novel , “Altered”. It is based on the Jack the Ripper murders in
Whitechapel. I’ve been fascinated with the murders in London attributed to Jack the Ripper since I was a kid. I do not wish
to degrade or ill-use the ladies who were murdered; I think they have been exploited enough. My aim is to describe the
living condition’s of the East Enders in London in that particular era, to understand the desperation of the people and the
ladies who were to become victimized by Jack the Ripper and subsequently by gawkers, hawkers and entrepreneurs. And
mostly, like all of us Ripperologist (people who study the crimes of Jack the Ripper), to ask the question by means of creating
my images, what sort of person would do such a thing? “Profiling is nothing more than an opinion of the individual
preparing the profile; It’s not a science, it’s an Art.”, FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood, Jack the Ripper documentary.
|Due to the graphic nature of the subject matter viewer discretion is advised.
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