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Saturday, May 15, 2010

70's skateboarding - Gordon and Smith "Skateboard Story"

I found this DVD "Dogtown and Z Boys" at our local public library. It's a documentary on the surfing and skateboard culture that developed in the south Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice communities here in Los Angeles.

In 1978 I picked up a copy of this little comic book "A Skateboard Tale" at the local hobby shop here in Los Angeles.

Like a lot of kids my age, I was enamored by with the whole skateboard phenonma.

I wasn't necessarily any good . . . but skateboarding was THE sport in the mid to late 1970's.

Anyway, some employee put a stack of these out at the register. Good for him. Glad I picked one up.

I LOVE the style now as much as I did back then.

Totally 70's.

I don't know who wrote "A Skateboard Tale" -- or who from Gordon and Smith printed and distributed it --- but it's great. Thanks.

It's pretty - OK, very - retro in terms of style, but the message is just as relevant as it was 30+ years ago.

Classic '70's skating meets the of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Love it.

This little book, in all its simplicities, was one of the steps God used to eventually lead me into a relationship with Himself.

(originally posted 4/12/08) © 2010


1 comment:

Richard310 said...

Where's the "like" button?