I am starting to sell prints again on the Etsy Shop, so check back often as I will be uploading new ones often. If you have a custom request, perhaps something you’ve seen in the past but is not available yet, just let me know. Otherwise, enjoy!
Here is a sneak peak of my latest book project. I am working on finding an agent and pitching around “The Island and the Plough” but I am continuing to build up other projects, because there are plenty more to come.
Here we have “Captain and Crow’s ABCs”. The Captain finds a smart Crow who challenges him to to a test. First he is asked if he knows his ABCs, to which the Captain replies “ARR!” only to be followed by asking what his favorite letter is. Of course, it is R. The crow challenges him to name a word for every letter in the alphabet that has an R sound in it. Here, the Captain is almost stumped by the letter I, and much confusion arises between I, eye and aye.
Captain is almost stumped with I, but then he finds a word that has an ARRRRR in it.
I’ve been waiting for a while now to share this with you, and since the producer has released the art I can show it now. This was a great project to work on and it will be printed on limited edition 7″ vinyl no less! I was given the lyrics of the song and came up with some characters and symbolism. There will also be art to see for the back sleeve and the inside vinyl label itself but those are yet to be released. Here you can find DeFacto Entertainment and Raw Product. Below is the final front cover and some work in progress, making of’s so you can see how the layout, the sketch and ink process.
¡ It’s Lucha time! For those of you that remember the Lucha Libre characters I posted a while back: here are a few of the fighters in full glory, depicted as retro advertisement posters you might see stapled, or stuck with chewed gum, to a telephone pole. Forgive me; my Spanish is a little rusty so if anyone would like to act as a proof reader or suggest slogans and phrases that should be on here, by all means, let me know! Otherwise, enjoy, and don’t forget to get tickets to the next fight to see your favorite wrestler.
¡ I also have a grammar and etymology trivia question! ¿Why does the Spanish language use an upside down exclamation point and question mark before and after the sentence? ¿And why not for periods and other punctuation? ¿Is it only to warn you that a point of excitement is about to come? ¿What if the first half of your sentence is not a question but the second half is?
Cool man daddio, how about some swanky skins for the old iPhone? I thought it about time for poppin’ some swell wallpapers of the most popular mobsters. Show them around, or just have a little smile every time you turn on your phone at the goofball looking back at you. If anyone has a special request, just shoot me an email via the contact page and I can try to get to it. Hope you all enjoy and don’t forget to stop by, and have your friends stop by, The Daily Mobster once in a while.
Who knew I could make it this far with just a silly mobster theme? I have to admit that I worried, I cried, I even confessed to “Mad Ma” Johnson that early on, I would run out of ideas and she might have to break my knuckles. But, I am quickly finding out that just about anything can be turned into a goofy character; I mean, there is a character based entirely off of neckties, and looks like a necktie! The Daily Mobster has just reached 40 mobsters and is quickly nearly the 50 mark! I have a special announcement to make when we reach 50 so make sure to stay tuned, and share with a friend. New readers are always welcome and if you have ideas, thoughts or comments, share them! Thank you all for the following and support.