Ye Striped Shirt Be Ugly Boy! by Steven Novak

Ye Striped Shirt Be Ugly Boy! by 

The shackled him up with the big ball and chain because of his downright ugly striped shirt. Or maybe because he tried to steal some pirate booty, I dunno. Either way he’s walking the plank.


  • kathrynmp
    kathrynmpabout 7 years ago

    wonderful colors and scene! All of your work is great!!

  • Thanks Kathryn. My favorite part is the old woman in the front with the giant turkey leg. She’s only half interested in the kid and half interested in some delicious turkey.

    – Steven Novak

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 7 years ago

    Oh, this is just Brilliant!!!! Your work is outstanding!!!!!! i’m a fan 4ever now, i love Pirates!!!!!! & you did a smashing terrific job. (and here’s a pin for your head if it swells up to much, but you deserve a swelled head, you are a brilliant artist). Hope you have a story for this, would make a wonderful children’s book

  • Pushes pin against side of skull POP! Ahhh much better. ;) Thanks again Pinky.

    – Steven Novak

  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterabout 7 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thanks Alan.

    – Steven Novak

  • flipteez
    flipteezabout 7 years ago

    I cannot wait to show this to my boys when they get home!!!!!!!

  • Boys and pirates go together like…umm, well…boys and pirates. ;)

    – Steven Novak

  • rockbabrie
    rockbabrieabout 7 years ago

    YOU UGLY OK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks.

    – Steven Novak

  • Ria Quinto
    Ria Quintoabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Great colours and detail!

  • Steven Novak
    Steven Novakabout 7 years ago

    Thanks! I’ve been told by many editors of the years that they think I can go a bit detail crazy at times, so I punched them in the face. (Okay, the second half of that sentence is a lie.) ;)

  • Carrie Glenn
    Carrie Glennabout 7 years ago

    Very cool, I love the color (again!) and the characters and just seeing pirate images with kids!!! I love it!

  • Pssttt…I actually hated the Pirates of the Caribbean movies…don’t tell anyone. ;) thanks again Carrie!

    – Steven Novak

  • missrachel1
    missrachel1about 7 years ago

    Your title cracks me up – where are the pirate fashion police when you need them today?!? xx

  • It’s a little known fact that Pirates could be fashion snobs from time to time. ;) (Hey, that might make a decent story)

    – Steven Novak

  • sandhill
    sandhillabout 7 years ago

    Add me to your evergrowing list of fans….you ARE brilliant and illustrations just PERFECTLY child -friendly….Maybe I’ll hire you for my as yet unpublished stories (stay tuned) as I am just awed by your skill and insight into kids…..thanks.

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