Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day from Chicago, 1929


I did this for the Avalanche Blog. The theme is 1920's gangster and, this being Valentine's Day, I could think of no more fitting a piece than a tribute to the Saint Valentine's Day massacre of 1929. Al Capone's men took out 5 of 'Bugs' Moran's men (plus 2 others), execution style, in a warehouse on Chicago's north side. Al Capone was conveniently out of town at the time. My favorite part of the story is the dude who's full of about ten bullets telling the cops "I'm not gonna talk - nobody shot me." before dying. That's dedication!

8 comments:

Nathan Lindsay said...

Incredible piece kevin. Love his design and that forced perspective. dang, I wish I had drawn this. love it.

Jakes Blog said...

Kev this is so awesome. I think the title, background and the drawing just puts the whole drawing together.

Burr said...

Dude, that rocks!

Sterling Howell

Ryan Wood said...

That's such a fantastic story, great take on it. Terrific job, man!

Shauna said...

Kevin, seriously, this kicks so much butt.

JeremySaliba said...

gorgeous

Oliver Kurth said...

Wow, that a cool one! His twisted face is just great. And the black and white with that touch of pink suits him very well.

Ken Chandler said...

I think he was afraid that someone would shoot him some more if he talked. I would!

Great story to go with a fantastic illustration. The perspective almost gives me the impression that I've been shot and am looking up at the shooter. AWESOME! (Not that I want to be shot...)
Beautiful piece, ugly ganster. Great combination.