I thought I'd post this here to raise awareness about a fundraising event on my Etsy to raise money for the defense fund of the West Memphis Three (WM3).
Many of you may have heard of them - three young men who were convicted for the murders of three 8 year old boys - with no evidence to convict them apart from the fact that they wore black, read pagan texts and listened to heavy metal music.
You can read about the case here: http://www.wm3.org/live/caseinfo/index.php
I've been lucky enough to have permission from The Dresden Dolls and World/Inferno Friendship Society to use photographs of them to raise funds for the defense fund.
My first photograph (of Brian Viglione) is on sale on Etsy now. ALL profit will go to the fund.
You can see the listing here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19336960
Please please please take some time to firstly read about the case - you may or may not agree with whether the WM3 are innocent - however - if you live in the USA you SHOULD be concerned about the continuation of their incarceration with NO evidence to convict them. Watch Paradise Lost 1 and 2 about the case also!
Then PLEASE purchase a print - go on - $20 to help these boys get a fair trial!
ps: I'm still waiting for a response from Margaret Cho about using a couple of photos of her that I have - does anyone know how to get in touch with her?