Category: Craig’s Sly Art

“Lords of Flatbush Stallone” by Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez is a very talented artist who runs BigBeatty and I were enjoying his intro toon and artwork… and we got to talking about how cool it would be if Chris did some Sly art for the STALLONEZONE.

One day later the piece above and the explanation below appeared in my e-mail:

The Lords of Flatbush is one of my favorite flicks. It’s up there with The Wanderers. So I figured I’d do one of Stanley. I loved the scene with him in the pigeon coop, or when he goes to buy the engagement ring and gets pressured into buying the more expensive one. Oh yeah, swinging around 2 football helmets!!! Classic stuff.
So anyway, here it is. I hope you like it. I really had fun doing it. I tried not to fall back on the stereotypical Sly caricature features (eyes, lip) and give him a more realistic approach.”

Ya gotta love it!

Check out Chris’ work at Spacebop, and be sure to tell him we sent ya! Special thanks to BigBeatty for the set-up and Chris for the slam-dunk! (Craig Zablo September 3, 2001)


Kelsey Shannon is an extremely talented artist and a heck of a nice guy. is the name of Kelsey’s home on the web. There you’ll discover that he’s worked in animation design, comics, film, and can eat a whole package of cheese in under an hour! You’ll also see Kelsey’s Gallery of very impressive art!

Thanks to Kelsey for the killer portrait and to BigBeatty for setting it up! – Craig Zablo (August 19, 2001)

Murray Postell Draws Rocky Too!

Murray Postell has been a professional cartoonist, illustrator and portrait artist for 50+ years. Mr. Postell‘s pen and ink drawing of the president of RCA was used to initiate the first commercial high-speed, high resolution fax between nations in 1978! Mr. Postell has painted some of the most famous people in the country. A painting that he did of Frank Sinatra was appraised at a price range of $25,000 in 1995!

Mr. Postell currently sells prints and orginal art from his website. Each piece purchased is hand-signed and dated by Mr. Postell. Prices begin at $15.00. All of his work is guaranteed.

If you contact Mr. Postell to buy a print or to simply let him know how much you appreciated him sharing his art, please tell him the STALLONE ZONE sent you!

– Craig Zablo (August 1, 2000)