Carlito's Way Art + Article for Esquire

As an added bonus, here's the b&w artwork, complete with Frank Miller rain effect ...


As with any piece of art, there can be one piece of the puzzle that takes a little more finesse. In this case, it was Luis Guzman's character, Pachanga, whose eyes were a sticking point -- never quite gelling until the final version was finalized above. Here's an interesting look at the process, from the two real quick pen sketches to the pencils, inks, then the final.