Last year, I met Ripper the Clown at The Dark History and Horror Convention. Coincidentally (?), I also met Jake Aurelian there. Jake is an award-winning author and performer. Ripper is a clown, as his name would indicate.
Where one starts and the other ends is a matter of opinion. Either way, he (they?) are highly entertaining and interesting.
Jake's take on Ripper is that as a clown, he is creepy. It's an interesting and unique twist on a clown. I'd expect nothing less from Jake.
As a writer, he has published The Life & Mimes (& Zombie Apocalypse) of Ripper the Clown: The Autobiography of an Unconventional Zombie. I have not yet read this, but it is on my list. I have read and enjoyed Dead Wrestlers, Broken Necks & the Women Who Screwed Me Over: A Main Event of Fiction & Photography. Jake and Ripper make a great combination.
For those not familiar with pro wrestling, I must point out that the legendary Jake "The Snake" Roberts was born Aurelian Smith. There must be a connection there.
Today, I should be at the Dark History and Horror Con, seeing some familar celebrity guests and meeting new ones. No other will be quite like Jake (or Ripper) though. Unfortunately, my schedule would not permit me to make this event, but I support Dark Hisory Con, Ripper and Jake and I look forward to seeing everyone again!
Jake Aurelian and me in Champaign, IL-September 2015.