I’m excited to announce that I have
tricked talked Sean Cliver into joining the fake staff at Skate and Annoy. Basically, we’ll just be syndicating his posts over at the Disposable blog, so you’ll always be able to read the same thing a little earlier over there, just don’t do it, OK? I asked Sean to write up a little intro for those of you are unfamiliar with his work as an artist and an author:
Hello. My name is Sean Cliver and I’ve been very fortunate to have had two books published in the past related to skateboards and the related artwork. Well, I guess I’m even more fortunate to be able to do some of this art upon them, but for as much as I’ve been called a skateboard artist I’m actually much more a fan of the art form in general … although that did just sound rather gay there, didn’t it? Hmmm. Anyway, since I’ve pretty much exhausted my ability or means to do any further books about skateboards, I’ve since turned to the Interweb to openly muse about them in a way that would’ve been far too trivial and page-consuming in print. Luckily this whole “information superhighway” has proved to be nothing more than a limitless trash heap upon which more and more stuff gets tossed every day, so I can now satisfy these random urges without having to worry about the bigger picture, e.g. page counts, budgets, and editing. Although if the Interweb has taught the world anything it really is the value of having a good editor. You know, someone to tell a writer when they’ve gone too far and that’s fucking enough with the superfluous wordage already. Like now.
There you have it. Expect to see some Cliver posts very soon. I’ll be mining his back catalog since it’s recently new. Say hello to Sean, but don’t, I repeat DO NOT ask him how much you can get for the board that you found in your parent’s basement from when you used to skate.