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Vinland Saga + Mobster AU : Thorfinn and Einar 

Part 1 - Part 2 

Third part of the series! I struggled a long time to draw something satisfying enough.

After his shenanigans in Askeladd’s gang and the notable bloodshed that allowed Canute to size power, Thorfinn ended up in jail. After a while he met his new cell-mate, Einar, who’s been convicted for something really petty or even something he didn’t even do. Together they work hard to give a new life to the prison’s crumbling greenhouse, thus giving themselves a purpose, some sort of therapy and maybe a chance to reduce their sentence.

Not pictured: Arneis is a nurse who tries very hard to hide the fact that the dangerous patient from the psychiatric ward is her husband. ;-;

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URALMASH CEMETERY

Yekaterinaburg, Russia.


"During the 1990’s, Yekaterinaburg was one of the centres of organized crime in Russia. Two criminal groups were fighting against each other for control of the city - the Uralmash gang and the Centralniy gang. 

With their expensive black marble headstones, often showing full-length pictures, the mafia tombs stick out from other graves, and are easy to recognize.

Mafia bosses are often depicted in expensive suits, the enforcers can be recognized by their loose-fitting pants, leather jackets, and athletic shoes.”

(via Mob moll, 1931 - Mob molls of New York City: Female companions of Mafia men - NY Daily News)

Not sure of the significance of the timing, but today’s NY Daily News digs into its archive to make a slide show dedicated to “Mob molls of NYC” (circa 1920s-1960s).

Behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great gangster is an equally great mob moll! Take a fascinating look at the female companions of the New York City Mafia, who not only put their lives on the line being associated with some of the most dangerous men in the world, but who also acted as their accomplices in some of the most deadliest crimes

The show includes images of Virginia Hill, Janice Drake, and Lottie Coll. Wish the captions probed a bit deeper into how these photos were staged for journalists by law enforcement to promote the prosecution’s POV on those depicted.