Archive for the ‘other stuff’ Category

Keep The Customer Satisfied

November 6, 2011


Neil Blender

October 26, 2011

Cherub Rock

October 19, 2011

Not The Top Five (aka Win A Copy of the Book)

October 2, 2011

I was going to do this post about my favourite 5 skate videos but then I realised that that wasn’t that easy to decide. So anyway, here’s 5 videos that I really like and have watched probably 100 times each (easily) over the years. The book is out THIS MONTH!

1. Matt Hensley ‘Shackle Me Not’

This one, well, it just blew mine and all my friends tiny little minds when it came out. Come on, it’s Matt Hensley, for crying out loud.

2. Mike Vallely ‘Rubbish Heap’

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wanted to be Mike Vallely when this video came out. People started skating with a limp wrist almost instantly, me included.

3. Ray Barbee ‘411VM Pro Spotlight’

When I started skating again after a couple of years off, I bought this video magazine thing which had this Ray Barbee section and one on Ed Templeton. I must’ve watched that video a thousand times as I slowly relearned how to enjoy rolling around on 4 wheels again. Oh and if anyone knows where to find this song then get in touch!

4. Duane Pitre ‘ Memory Screen’

I still have this video on VHS, it’s like nothing else. I could have put any clip from G&S Footage here but I didn’t. Dinosaur Jr. and Skateboard Videos, that’s a T-Shirt slogan right there.

5. Guy Mariano ‘Video Days’

I think I almost told a girl once that this was a video of me skating, but fortunately thought better of it. I mean, as if! Imagine her disappointment if I’d tried to recreate any of this stuff in real life. He’s like a tiny child in this video, a total classic.

Okay, so what are your favourite 5 skateboard video parts? Best answer wins a signed copy of the comic book! (it’s really nice to be able to finally say that).

Oh! Sweet Nothing

September 21, 2011

Eric’s Trip

September 11, 2011


September 10, 2011


Dovertime is a community film made by my good friend Lucy Steggals. The name of the project was thought up one very drunken evening by yours truly. I should really be getting a huge cut of the film’s profits but I’m too nice a guy. Anyway, go check it out there are film screenings coming up soon, I think.

Playground Mural

June 21, 2011

I’m slowly painting a mural on the playground wall of the school that I teach at. I think today was my 3rd or 4th time I’ve had a chance to do some more work on it. I’m using spray paints for the first time, and now have a much greater appreciation for how difficult graffiti artists must have it. The orange blob is going to be a lion, should have it all done in another 2 goes I hope.


UPDATE: Hey look! I finished it and here’s a photo:

Skate Fox

June 4, 2011

Here’s that drawing I told you about before, go look at it again over yonder.

Comin’ Up

May 9, 2011

My version of an old Betty & Veronica comic cover will be featured on a blog called Covered Covered Blog¬†on Friday (13th May). Another illustration I’m currently finishing off will be in the summer issue of Comical Animal, which i think is out sometime in June.