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How (Not) to Kickflip a Skateboard Comic Strip

I was in a sweet little cafe (Pigeon Hole) in Hobart when I came across a great magazine called Soda. One of the articles (see page 39) really grabbed me – how to kickflip a skateboard. Now the last time I got on a skateboard I was about 9 years old and on my cousins’ very steep driveway… I’ve never been on one since (being fond of intact limbs, etc.), but I still find skate culture fascinating and can easily while away valuable brainstorming time watching kids who are much less risk-averse than me doing crazy things at the skate bowl in Elsternwick Park. So I left it to Oscar the Penguin to see if he could master the kickflip and this is the resulting Sunday cartoon.

A (Working) Holiday in New Zealand

The boyf and I went to NZ for a bit of R & R, doing the camping, tramping (hiking) and fishing thing. Being based for a week in the sleepy hamlet of Okarito, surrounded by great walking tracks made it easy to write cartoon ideas. I also took my little sketchbook, as I am trying to draw something every day this year and it is a good way to keep the drawing hand in (hover over images for captions). (more…)

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