A quick full pager to accompany an interview with Carl Shipman, one of the first British skaters to ever make it big in America. If I got to draw “RAD” stickers for every illo job, I’d be much happier. This one was a bit of a challenge to draw; the editor wanted a straight up portrait of Shipman, but didn’t have any sample shots for me to draw from. We both spent far too long trawling the internet searching for any photo portraits of him, but to no avail. In the end I had to resort to climbing up into my Dad’s attic to rummage through my extensive childhood sk8rat mags until I found a few snaps of him. Elusive.
And if you really want to know more about what it’s like to be a pencil pusher, go to the July issue of Australian based readersvoice.com for an interview with me.