Author: Sean Cliver
Publisher: Warwick Publishing
Released: October 30, 2005
Rating: 5 Stars
Everyone in school knows that one quiet guy who draws skulls and zombies on every free space of "canvas" he can find - desktops, book covers, etc. Few of those quiet ones reach a level of esteemed cultural fame. More often than not, they wind up wearing a name-tag and asking introspective questions like, "Would you like to super-size that?"
Longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver has authored a 244-page book, showcasing over 1000 skateboard graphics from the last thirty years. Alongside his own history, he has collected stories from prominent artists and skateboarders such as Wes Humpston, Jim Phillips, Lance Mountain, Pushead, Ed Templeton, John Lucero, Mike Hill, Chris Miller, Jason Jessee, Steve Caballero, Ron Cameron, Jim Thiebaud, Jason Lee, Garry Davis, Tod Swank, Tony Hawk, Andy Howell, Steve Rocco, Natas Kaupas, Andy Jenkins, Todd Francis, Marc McKee, Mike Vallely, John Grigley, Jeff Grosso, Jim Muir, Craig Stecyk, Eric Dressen, Todd Bratrud, Neil Blender, Claus Grabke, Jeremy Klein, Bam Margera, John Gibson, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Don Brown, Thomas Campbell, Barry McGee, Jef Hartsel, Corey O'Brien, Rob Roskopp, Steve Alba, Simon Woodstock, and many others.