look at this kid. he does not give a fuck! upon a search for skateboarding photos from a time before i was even born i ran across photos like the one above by hugh holland. more than looking through a new issue of thrasher, transworld, slap or any other skateboarding magazine today, these photos get me excited about skateboarding; the carelessness of long hair, bare feet and no shirt. the epitome of youth. and the beautiful backdrop of sunny southern california. few things seem more carefree. now i am hungry to while away the days this summer skating with friends and soaking in the sun.
yesterday proved to be rather perfect. i did get a cavity filled which was no fun, but it happened quickly and i appreciated that. enjoyed some hang out time in north portland with friends and eventually made it over to my friends' house to skate their halfpipe. super fun session and i emerged with a few new pains in my body that were well worth it. then on to a burrito and some coffee and the drawing party at the same friends' gallery, together.
here is a drawing i did thinking of the film i saw the previous night, sin nombre. yet the guy here loves jordan. didn't we all? the other drawing is a bizarro dave wein that i drew looking across the room without dave noticing. looks like a cross between him and an ol' chap named baney.
and here is mark. drawn without his knowledge at the time. i was drawing everyone.
... and just in case you're looking for the perfect summer record, look no further. it is here.
i made a new book. here is the cover. this time there are drawings, photos and texts inside. 24 pages. photocopied. bound with string. hand drawn triangles on cover. send me $3 if you want one or let's trade something! run of 50-100 (haven't decided yet). thanks for looking!