Episode 17: Crime-Fighting Broad 001: Lois Gibson, Forensic Artist


At eight years old, Lois Gibson begged God to give her a job where she could draw faces. As a young woman, a man with an evil face burst through her door, leaving her broken, despairing, and consumed with the desire for justice.

At thirty-nine, she became a full-time forensic artist. At sixty-six, she made the Guinness Book of World Records. This is the story of Lois Gibson, the world’s most successful forensic artist.


Faces of Evil: Kidnappers, Murderers, Rapists, and the Forensic Artist Who Puts Them Behind Bars, by Lois Gibson and Deanie Francis Mills

Interview with Lois Gibson, 1/9/2019

“Most criminals positively identified due to the composites of one artist,” guinnessworldrecords.com

“Forensic artist: N.C. man in famous kissing photo,” Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 Aug 2007

“Stormy Daniels sketch artist Lois Gibson holds world record for most successful identifications,” NY Daily News, 17 April 2018


“Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer.

“Lynx - Picture (The Polish Ambassador Remix),” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and used with permission. 


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