Friday, February 27, 2009

Less than a week to go!

The new book, A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, [starring none other than Moi] will be out next week, and all kinds of celebrations are planned. I'm really excited to be talking to a bunch of guest bloggers who write books (and maybe even skateboard!) so a good time will be had by all, I'm sure.

I've got a bunch of give-aways planned, too -- stay tuned!

In the meantime, I found this today when trolling through the blogosphere, courtesy of boing boing.

I can tell you there are no spoilers involved for my own story, but according to the Times Online, this handy little guide for talking to stone age cavemen would have sure been a big help for me!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Speaking of Skateboard Art...

Check out this Art Show of amazing skateboard art from some very old artist guy who has been designing cool images for skateboards since my mom and dad were teenagers.

You can see the art HERE

The guy is called 'The Ripper' -- I think you can see why -- and he's been adorning skateboards and other stuff since the 1970's!

He looks kinda like one of the guys I drew on my own board...maybe a little creepier!

Thanks to boingboing for the link!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Board

So this is my board.

Like it?

I just got it.

My mom was pretty mad about the whole grafitti thing. She liked it better plain -- just black deck, silver and red trucks, black wheels.

I'm into the deco, myself.

Anyway, I've tried it a few times and have survived to tell the tale. So to celebrate, here's what I'm thinking. I photoshopped this sucker back to the way it was when my mom got it for me -- clean as a whistle.

Here it is:

Now, your mission -- if you choose to accept it, is to take this plain-jane board -- (go ahead -- just pull the pic off my site -- I'm all about the sharing) and fancy it up. If you want to post a copy of your efforts, go ahead and do that, too.

If not -- just go wild, decorate the thing -- and dream of spring.

That's what I'm doing.