Archive for the ‘The Comic’ Category

Death To Everyone

November 16, 2011

The book gets a mention today on the Forbidden Planet Blog and will be on sale (look for the Blank Slate Books table) at this weekend’s Thought Bubble in Leeds. If you want or need more up to date info then please LIKE My Skateboard Life on Facebook or follow me on that there twitter. This blog’s life is drawing to an end (what with the book being on sale and all). I’m slowly working on the next book, the follow up, the difficult second album over here. So yeah, choose your favourite social networking platform cause that’s where the news will be, not on here that’s for sure.


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).

Comic Book Death Spiral

September 3, 2011

The book has been sent to the printers. Get all excited by clicking here.

Big Budget Advertising Campaign

August 17, 2011

Thought I’d start the big corporate advertising campaign today. The book gets a mention in this interview with Blank Slate head honcho Kenny Penman.

Here’s a picture of me sweating it out at Mt. Hawke skatepark the other day. It’d been 20 years (TWENTY YEARS!) since I’d last been there.

Don’t Hold Your Breath

June 28, 2011

Well it’s been something like two and a half years since I started this blog, so I’m really happy to say that the book will be available in “6-8 weeks”. You can pre-order it from Amazon, WHSmith, or better yet buy it directly from Blank Slate Books when it comes out.

In the meantime, why not watch this here video…

Claire, Secrets Nightclub 1990

April 13, 2011

Did Someone Blink?

April 5, 2011

She smelt of Hubba Bubba

March 27, 2011

Additional Recordings

March 23, 2011

Cast of Characters

May 15, 2010

Some of the stars of the forthcoming book “My Skateboard Life” (Blank Slate Books). photo circa 1992