Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays, from The Pirate Shack

link to last year's holiday post

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving From The Pirate Shack

Happy Thanksgiving, originally uploaded by sakraft1.

based on The Flag of Edward England by Wikimedia community member WarX.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Sand Bar

07, originally uploaded by "Big Daddy" Nelson.

flickr user "Big Daddy" Nelson makes good use of the new Lego pirate island base by putting two of them back to back and building a bar! Click on the image to see more photos.

via Brothers Brick

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Found on flickr: Pirate toy is popular with the wenches

Hugs and smooches, originally uploaded by Tony….

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Found on flickr

Quartering The Quartermasters I

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween, from The Pirate Shack

Pirate-Ghost-Ship, originally uploaded by douglas.earl.

Pirate-Ghost-Ship, by Douglas Earl

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pirate Stitch (He Spits)

Pirate Stitch (He Spits), originally uploaded by sakraft1.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

One Of These Day's, I'll Have Some Time

Castaway t' Neverland, originally uploaded by SlyOwl.

To post more...

...until then, enjoy some LEGO goodness from flickr.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Found on flickr

The lighter side of piracy, originally uploaded by DARKspawn.

The lighter side of piracy

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Found on flickr


Friday, August 8, 2008

The Little Big Book

The Little Big Book, originally uploaded by nurse_marbles.

found on flickr


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Pirate themed rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

The concept art my look a little over-board (hahahaha), but Disney is turning a portion of rooms at the Caribbean Beach Resort to piracy.

via: The Orlando Sentinel (Thanks Dan)

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Found on flickr

B21 CARD 16 FRONT, originally uploaded by BROOKE BOND.

Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Found on flickr

Crossbones, originally uploaded by Badstarz.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Found on flickr

Pride Pirate, originally uploaded by sea turtle.

That's quite a hat. Some real posts are coming soon, I promise :)


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Found on flickr

Ahoy matey, originally uploaded by A30_Tsitika.

These are playmobil figures that come with their own toys that they play with, and they're pirates!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Found on flickr

pirate on segueway - RESSY 2008, originally uploaded by ressydm.

A segway pirate.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Weird Pirate Tattoo

bonepirate, originally uploaded by ghostninj@.

Found on flickr.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Long Island Pirate Festival Photos

IMG_3647_1, originally uploaded by johnathaneric.

flickr user johnathaneric has posted some more great photos from the Long Island Pirate Festival. There is also a flickr group for the festival.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Long Island Pirate Festival: Some Photos

The first two pirates we encountered

And regular tattoos

There were pillory stocks and mock decapitation



Pirate kid

Jack and Davy


Click here to see more photos.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Even more old paper images (free graphics)

Continuing in our series of posts of free images that you can use to make treasure maps, invitations or other pirate images, here are some more free old paper textures.

vintage grunge textures by Princess-of-Shadows

05 Large Paper Grunge Textures by ~omnigenus

I found these via

Previously on The Pirate Shack:
Old paper (more free images)
Free Skull graphics
Free Scroll graphics

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Old paper (more free images)

Found on flickr and free to use under a creative commons license are four great old, aged and wrinkled paper backgrounds. These would be great for treasure maps, invitations, letters of marque or other epistolary pirate paraphernalia (pirate things on paper), courtesy of bittbox.

Click here to see the set. To download one, go to the set, click on it, and then click on the "all sizes" button above the image.

Other free graphics previously mentioned:
Free Skull graphics
Free Scroll graphics

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Monday, June 2, 2008

A pegleg pirate made of sand

neal's handiwork. , originally uploaded by m. day.

Found on flickr.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pirate News and Link Roundup!

Avast! Today be the last day of the Blackbeard Pirate Festival, featuring the Blackbeard's Crew re-enactment group in Hampton, VA.

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship is open in Philadelphia. It runs from May 31st to November 2nd, and its more of an exhibit than a festival. Click here to see the National Geographic page about the exhibition.

Why not spice up your next pirate ship or spanish fort diorama with a 10 foot life size fiberglass cannon from Largo Cargo? There's even a smoke option available. Great for creating your own pirate theme park ride scenery. (Or build your own cannon from foam if you have the time.)

deviantArt user mo013 has recreated the Pirates of the Caribbean (movie) logo in pencil (below). Great work!

deviantArt has lots of other great pirate artwork!

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Art and Work of Jeff Menges

Box cover for Atlas Games Pieces Of Eight by Jeff A. Menges

My Mrs. happens to work with pirate and fantasy artist/illustrator Jeff A. Menges. He has some illustrations up on this website. He has also helped design the game Pieces of Eight, which is put out by Atlas Games. He has also edited many Dover books on pirates, including their Pirate clipart book/cd-rom and a book of excellent color plates by Howard Pyle (who was interested in many of the same subjects as Mr. Menges). Keep up the good work, Jeff!

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Skulls (More free images)

As a followup to the free scroll post, here are some skulls from As that name might imply, these skulls are photoshop brushes, so you will have to have photoshop to use them. Enjoy!

Click here to go there.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free scroll graphics

Over on Vecteezy, you can download some cool piratey looking scroll banner images. These would be great for things like party invites, posters, web images or anything else your pirate heart desires. They are in EPS format.

Click here to go there.

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Pirate Sam Model Sheet

Over on Kevin Langley's Cartoons, Model Sheets & Stuff blog, he posted some Yosemite Sam model sheets, including one of Pirate Sam.

The Pirate Shack: Pirate Sam

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Found on Flickr

Banner POTC Group, originally uploaded by legogallery.ryan.

The principle characters of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Photos from The Million Pirate March

The Million Pirate March has posted photos to flickr. The march took place during the annual bay to breakers walk/run in San Francisco.


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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jolly Roger Ice Cream Cup w/ Disneyland Contest Coupon

found on flickr

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Pirate and the Parrot

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hilarious pirate cartoon

Pirate cartoon
by Dan Piraro

from Bizarroblog:

This cartoon is on the back cover of (and also inside) my upcoming book of pirate cartoons. It's called Bizarro Buccaneers and will be published in August. You will buy it and you will love it.

via Drawn

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Pirate Sam

The Warner Bros. Store Is Closed had a post about Kirk Mueller which featured this great drawing of Pirate Yosemite Sam.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

The Peg Leg Club

The Peg Leg Club, originally uploaded by sakraft1.

Guess what me hearties? My finacee came back from Toy Fair in New York City with the 2008 catalog (my head exploded) and they are completely redoing the pirate line. It all comes out in August, and I think that is why the shelves at Target and my local toystore looked a little bare. Oh, and if you've never checked out Target, they seem to have some exclusive sets that are not in the catalog! Plus there is more at their website, where you can find one of the schooner hulled pirate ships. There are going to be new soldiers that look like Spanish soldiers, which is very authentically pirate. There will be a new big pirate ship appearing in other stores and on the playmobil site in August! The toys pictured here are not from the new line per se, they are part of my current collection.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Public Domain: The Map from Treasure Island

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Arrrr, Happy Valentines Day!

Originally uploaded by valart2008


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays

Howard Pyle, "How The Buccaneers Kept Christmas", Haper's Weekly, December 16th, 1899.
Originally in color.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Draw A Pirate: Another great blog about pirates

Draw A Pirate is a fantastic blog about pirates (and there aren't many). Some of the drawings appear to be penned by the blog's owner, while others are submitted or gathered from elsewhere. Its not just drawings, there are youtube videos and pirate facts sprinkled in as well. Their logo (a newspaper hat with a skull and crossbones) is so clever it can smartly be filed under "I wish I'd thought of that!"

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Monday, December 3, 2007

700 Pirates Group on flickr

81. Mutinous Marley
Originally uploaded by zandercannon
There be some ambitious folks in the 700 Pirates Group on flickr who aim to scrimshaw 700 images of pirates based on 700 curse'd names. This be number 81, Mutinous Marley, by flickr user zandercannon.

"Mutinous Marley is not the guy you want to give your crew a little pep talk. Just the fact that he has all of his limbs and both eyes is a dead giveaway right there."

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Monday, November 12, 2007


© Disney

On Disney's movie site for Curse Of The Black Pearl, there is a cool deck of cards you can download and print. All you have to do is beat the Pirate in the card game war. Click in the games section.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

More Marc Davis

Ahoy me hearties, on the character design blog, there is a great round up of Marc Davis pirate artwork. It is more extensive than anything I've seen before.

[via cartoon brew]

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

flickr flies pirate colours for International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast me hearties, the photo sharing site flickr is flying the black flag in honour of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Simply navigate to a page with a photo on to gaze upon the logo in the upper larboard courner.

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