The Long, Strange Career Of James Holmes’s Courtroom Artist

Bill Robles, the courtroom artist who sketched James Holmes this week, has also sketched Charles Manson, K. Fed and Rodney King.

1. James Holmes, suspected Aurora theater shooter

Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / AP

Jared Loughner, Tucson shooter

Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / Reuters

6. Michael Jackson, at his 2005 sexual molestation trial

Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / AP
Bill Robles / AP

9. Lindsay Lohan, repeat offender

Bill Robles / AP

10. Rodney King, police brutality victim who sparked Los Angeles riots

Bill Robles / AP

11. Whitey Bulger, Boston mob boss

Bill Robles / AP

12. Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears

13. Paris Hilton, another repeat offender

Bill Robles / AP

14. Robert Blake, acquitted murder suspect and actor

Bill Robles / AP

15. The O.J. Simpson Jury

Bill Robles

16. Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician

Bill Robles / AP

17. Chi Mak, engineer who conspired to export secret defense technology to China

18. Sohiel Omar Kabir, alleged terrorism plot ringleader

Bill Robles

19. Charles Manson, cult leader

On the cover of an upcoming book featuring Robles’ work.

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