New Art – Yankees

Here are a few new Yankees pieces I finished recently: One more to celebrate Mariano Rivera’s HOF induction last year, a few to celebrate Derek Jeter’s induction this year. including a t-shirt design for Bald Vinny, another Bald Vinny t-shirt design to celebrate Gerrit Cole’s signing, one for the Babe’s birthday, the previously posted Lou Gehrig live-painting to benefit ALS, and another to mourn the death of the only pitcher to ever throw a perfect game in the World Series, Don Larsen. It’s a quick rendition of the famous photo of Yogi Berra jumping into his arms after the final out on that legendary day in 1956. A few of these are still available for purchase. If you have any questions or would like to commission something, email me at Enjoy!

ALS Fundraiser Live-Painting

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a live-painting at the 16th Annual Robert Luongo ALS Dinner at Nanina’s in Belleville, NJ to be auctioned off at the end of the evening. The dinner was started and is still run each year by MLB umpire Phil Cuzzi, with a number of people from the world of sports showing up each year and a veritable treasure trove of memorabilia being auctioned off. It was a really great night, fun time, and honor to be a part of. Phil does a great job organizing the event in honor of his late high school friend, the ownership and staff of Nanina’s did a terrific job and treated me fantastically (amazing venue, btw, check it out), legendary Tigers and Pirates manager Jim Leyland gave the keynote speech, and I had the honor of watching both Bob Costas and local comedy legend Uncle Floyd auction off my painting. Bob got my name wrong, but other than that did his usual terrific job on the mic. It was a treat getting to see one of the great broadcasters of my lifetime cut loose and emcee a live event in a room like that. Uncle Floyd and I had a great time talking about not just the Yankees, but also David Bowie: how he’d come to see their live show at The Bitter End in the ’80s, and what it was like having the Starman himself write a song about him (“Slip Away”, off 2002’s Heathen. A great song, and also the only one where Bowie mentions the Yankees). It was a special night, and one I was very happy and honored to be a part of. Thanks to Phil and everyone else for having me and treating me so well. Looking forward to next year’s dinner already! I wasn’t able to get as many pics as I liked (I was too busy trying to finish that big Gehrig painting in 4 hours), but I thought I wanted to share a few with you here. I really liked how that Gehrig came out. Of all the Yankee live-paintings I’ve done in the past year (and I’ve done a lot), this is one of my favorites. It’s 24″ x 36″ and ended up being auctioned off for $1500, second only to an autographed Mariano Rivera “Hall Of Fame 2019” jersey. Very cool. Enjoy!

New Art: Batman, Star Wars, Yankees, Music, Movies, and More…

I’ve been derelict in keeping up this blog, but not in drawing and painting new pics. Here’s a bunch of recent ones. Most of them are available to purchase or available as prints. If interested, e-mail me at or visit my Society6 store.


“Audrey” – 9″ x 12″ pencil on paper

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“The Bat, The Cat, The Clown, and The Car” triptych – Each painting 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board


“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board


“Cash” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing


“Captain’s Farewell” – 9″ x 12″ pencil drawing


“Frank” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing


“Suntory Time” – 9″ x 12″ drawing

Pinstriped Podcast w/ Marc Carig

On this week’s Pinstriped Podcast, Craig has some advice for all the negative nellies populating the internet, praises the unique greatness of Mariano Rivera, and talks to The Star Ledger’s Marc Carig about the divisional race.


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.


Pinstriped Podcast w/ Mark Feinsand & Megan Marshall

On this week’s Pinstriped Podcast, Craig talks about the trade deadline, A-Rod’s quest for 600, the good & bad AJ’s, and more with the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand and Yankee superfan & twitter star Megan Marshall.


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.


Pinstriped Podcast w/ Stadium Insider

Craig talks with Ross Sheingold of about the ups and downs of visiting Yankee Stadium, why it may be time to put Tim McCarver out to pasture, proper dating etiquette, and more on the latest Pinstriped Podcast.


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.


Pinstriped Podcast w/ Rob Iracane

On the latest Pinstriped Podcast, Craig talks with Rob Iracane of about the week the Yankees took sole possession of 1st place, returned to the site of one of their greatest defeats, said ‘hello’ to an old friend, and seemed to turn a corner on the road to #28.


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.


Monday Morning Hangover Podcast

In another Monday Morning Hangover edition of the podcast, Craig welcomes Helicopter Dance Off’s Bill Coyle aboard as co-host, and they yammer on about the greatness of Toy Story 3, the ridiculousness of the Jerry Seinfeld/Lady Gaga feud, something called the “World Cup”, and more.


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.


Phinishing Phil

Those of you who watched Monday’s video diary know that I was hitting the homestretch on my painting of the New York Yankees young pitcher Phil Hughes. I said I needed to touch up the face and get going on the jersey. Well, the fleshtones are all done now, and I’m halfway through his jersey. There is now light at the end of the tunnel. I also said I would kill myself if I haven’t finished this by the end of the week, so if I turn up dead Sunday morning, someone just post a pic of however far I got. Thanks.


Just took a look at my schedule for the next few days, and HOLY CRAP!, I have a lot going on. Aside from the normal, everyday, human adult things I’m trying to do today, like laundry and apartment cleaning, I have to finish up that Phil Hughes painting that has been kicking my ass like Popeye on a spinach bender, and design a new podcast logo and flyer to start promoting the show out in the big, scary, offline, three-dimensional, real world. I’m also still searching for a guest for Tuesday’s Yankee podcast (say YES, Kim Jones!).

Here’s a list of some of other cool shit going on and some cool places you may (or may not) see me.

  • Like every weekend this summer, you can catch me working the camera for the TV show over at Monmouth Park Racetrack. It’s always a great time, so come on down and, if you’re near the winner’s circle, say Hi. (I just hope it’s not a thousand damn degrees again)
  • Saturday night at The Stone Pony catch Last Perfect Thing. They’re pretty damn awesome and are gonna be swingin’ by the studio in a little over a week for a podcast. They’ve been nice enough to put me on the guest list, so you may very well see me there… alone and in a corner typing half-drunk into my blackberry.
  • Sunday night the great Bill Coyle of improv comedy group Helicopter Dance Off will be coming by the studio to help me with the Monday Morning Hangover podcast. We’ll be riffing on the week that was, and answer a few listener questions.
  • On Monday I’m meeting with the producer and director of “Falling To Pieces”, a short film that will be shot in and around Asbury Park to be entered in the Project Twenty1 Film Festival. I’m gonna be doing a little  acting and camera work on it. They’re currently looking for cast and crew. Details can be found here.
  • Monday night it’s the Best of Monmouth Summer Festival from Monmouth Health & Life Magazine. I’ll be there doing some live drawing, painting, and podcasting. I may even sing a song or two.
  • Finally (phew!) on Tuesday night, at the BlueClaws’ FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, it’s a Jersey Shore Summer Tweetup. Come meet your twitter and facebook friends in the flesh have a dog, a few beers, and catch some great minor league baseball. Details here.

After that I will crawl back into my hole, away from the sunlight, to draw, paint, podcast, and watch my Jodie Foster videos in private.