“I had to run like hell for about ten blocks, carrying two bags full of small change, before the guy chasing us ran out of breath and quit. It might have been better if they’d caught me because after that I was game for anything”
So I spent a chunk of September trying to figure WHAT THEME to do for Inktober. Going back and forth on an easy one or one that would be more challenging or more fun or whatever.
October 1st comes and I’m trying to do the “easy” one I picked and just…nothing’s working.
Then I realized, man, I haven’t really DRAWN way too long. So instead of trying to make a Big Thing about it, eh, whatever. I’ll draw whatever I feel like drawing, not gonna make it hard or have any pressure to fit a theme or make a specific thing or anything like that. Just whatever it takes to get me drawing again.
So the Four Horsemen seemed like a good enough start. Because lord knows I haven’t drawn Meyer and Charlie with those exact expressions, like, twenty times each by now.
Only the second time I’ve ever drawn Frank or Benny tho.
Gangsters in Pop Culture - Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel
“The Godfather” (1972) / Moe Greene- Alex Rocco
“Bugsy” (1991) / Bugsy Siegel- Warren Beatty
“Mobsters” (1991) / Bugsy Siegel- Richard Grieco
“Fallout: New Vegas” (2010) / Benny- Matthew Perry
“Mob City” (2014) / Ben Siegel- Edward Burns
“Boardwalk Empire” (2010-2014) / Benny Siegel- Michael Zegen
Born February 28, 1906, Benjamin Siegel began life in the poor Lower East Side on Manhattan. Sometime in his early childhood, he joined up with friends and fellow mobsters, Meyer Lansky, Charlie Luciano, and Frank Costello to help establish the Syndicate mob of New York City. In his 20′s, he along with Red Levine, Lepke Buchalter, and Albert Anastasia founded Murder Inc, the infamous contract-killer gang operating all over the nation as the Syndicate grew. After establishing his own presence in Los Angeles in the 1930s, Siegel began his dream of building up the emerging gambling city of Las Vegas, Nevada with the construction of the first luxury resort and casino on the Strip, the Pink Flamingo. He was murdered June 20, 1947 in Beverly Hills after the mob could no longer wait for him to pay back his debts for the Flamingo’s construction.