Portfolio 8 - Portfolio #8 Richard (Dick) Eugene Hickock is...

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Portfolio #8 Richard (Dick) Eugene Hickock is described in a very criminal manner. He owns a “twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun, brand-new, blue-barreled.” He wears a “blue jumper suit; lettering stitched across the back of it advertised Bob Sands’ Body Shop.” Both of these facts are stereotypical of criminals, owning guns and working in a body shop working on cars. His physical appearance is even more criminal-like. Capote is described as “an athlete constructed on a welterweight scale. The tattooed face of a cat, blue and grinning, covered his right hand; on one shoulder of a blue rose blossomed. More markings, self-designed and self-executed, ornamented his arms and torso: the head of a dragon with a human skull between its open jaws; bosomy nudes; a gremlin brandishing a pitchfork…” And even more than the artwork on his body, a car accident left his “long-jawed and narrow face tilted, the left side rather lower than the right, with the results that the lips were slightly aslant, the nose askew, and his eyes not only situated
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Portfolio 8 - Portfolio #8 Richard (Dick) Eugene Hickock is...

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