The Mad Creator, Gris Grimly, has donated two of his original illustrations to Skeleton Key Auctions to raise money for the defense fund for Damien Echols (who is on death row), Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. Judge David Laser will be holding an evidentiary hearing for the three men from December 5th through December 21st and supporters will need to raise a small fortune to help with everything from legal fees to further DNA testing.
Grimly's black and white, pen on drawing paper illustrations are the original art from the Released Butterfly tshirt he sells on his Mad Creator website to spread awareness and financial assistance to the West Memphis Three defense. One illustration is called "Broken Justice," depicting the decaying symbol of the American justice system. “Broken Justice” (9x12) minimum bid is $300.
The other illustration is the aforementioned "Released Butterfly" and depicts a skeleton with butterfly wings, symbolizing the majestic freedom from death's grasp. “Released Butterfly” (9x12) minimum bid is $300.
The SKA auction will last for 18 days-- from April 1-18-- one day for each year the West Memphis Three have spent behind bars. June 3, 2011 will mark the 18th year anniversary that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. have been behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Your winning bid is tax deductible as the defense fund is a 501(3)(c) corporation.
For further information on how to register and place a bid, log on to SKA now!