California Library Spotlights ‘The Illustrated Courtroom’

The Newport Beach, California library is displaying sketches from The Illustrated Courtroom by co-authors Sue Russell and Elizabeth Williams.

The critically acclaimed book is part of the library’s Courtroom Art exhibit. The exhibit pays tribute to courtroom artists and the critical role they play in the judicial storytelling process. Featured among the sketches are some of the greatest California courtroom dramas in The Illustrated Courtroom, including the trials of Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson.

The library recently hosted, “An Evening of Famous Trials in Pictures,” with Williams and two other courtroom artists whose work is featured in The Illustrated Courtroom – Bill Robles, who covered the infamous 1970 murder trial of Charles Manson, and Emmy Award-Winner Aggie Kenny, whose work includes illustrations of the trial of Nixon cabinet members John Mitchell and Maurice Stans.

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The Illustrated Courtroom, the first oversized full-color book of American courtroom illustrations, is one of the best books published in 2014, according to Kirkus Reviews.

The acclaimed book review magazine included The Illustrated Courtroom in its annual best-of-the-year list in the independent books category.