Homage

It’s Spring in Baltimore, and our citizens’ thoughts turn to baseball, fire hydrant restrictions and, of course, the great harbor sea battle between Batholomew Neckbeard and Fort McHenry. For this week’s Illustration Friday I thought I’d pay homage to Neckbeard, with this new linoleum cut.

Neckbeard

Neckbeard terrorized what’s now known as the inner harbor and most of the Chesapeake for an entire summer, before heading out to sea again.

As a side note: my kids and I have been watching Pirates of the Caribbean…over and over. One striking feature of those films is that they contain some of my all-time favorite words:

Carbuncle
Cephalopod
Ecumenical
Egregious
Fishwife
Homunculus
Savvy
Shiny
Toot Sweet

Funny old world, innit?

Here’s the sketch I did on the train for Neckbeard:

Neckbeard Sketch

Happy Illustration Friday.