Archive for the 'Books' Category

Ready Player One

Tired of the social media barrage? Tired of the onslaught of information bubbles filled with “alternative facts”? Well, here’s a bit of an alternative site. Welcome to the EPM OASIS, a refuge for skateboarding, music, art and science. Checkout a slice of the EPM OASIS after the turn. EPM “Ernest Cline” Out!

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Entropy & Serendipity at AGP

Antigravity Press and Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards

In the skateboard cartoon annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. What does that mean? It’s a reference to the most prolific skate cartoonist on the planet, MR. AGP himself, Mark Conahan. Head on over to Antigravity Press for a ride on his cartoon slot machine. Each time you click the banner link, you get a random new AGP post, usually a cartoon. Also, check out his Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards books, available in paper back or digital form while on the site. What are you waiting for? Click here for some skate cartoon randomness.

Nature vs. Nurture

Moments Through the Viewfinder - Book Signing, April 14, 2011 @ 220 Salon

Father/son duo, Daniel and Bryce Kanights, share a passion for photography and have published a book containing their combined works titled, ‘Moments Through the Viewfinder, Photographic Reflections from Days Gone By’. With respect to the nature vs. nurture issue and photography, you can get answers about that topic directly from Daniel and Bryce tonight, April 14th, during their book signing at 220 Salon. Come on out and, dare we say, enjoy some art from the heart. All the details on the flier after the turn.

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Hefty Grind

Shreddi Repas - FS 50-50 @ 1979 Dog Bowl Pro; photo: Glen E. Friedman

Talk about your brand dilution. We’re not talking about Alva Skates, Gyro Wheels, Skull Skates, Powerflex wheels or any of the other skate brands represented in this Glen E. Friedman photo, or even the Nike shoes. What are we talking about? Get the answer after the turn.

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Dr. K.’s Book Review: Spray Paint the Walls

Spray Paint the Walls by Stevie Chick - Dr. K.'s book review on Earth Patrol

Dr. Krohn’s book review train is chugging down the tracks. Next stop, Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag by Stevie Chick. All passengers please prepare for arrival after the turn. EPM “Pettibon Junction” Out!

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Eight. Eight Comic Books!

Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards by Mark Conahan

Now that is dedication. Mark Conahan, the skateboarding cartoonist, just published book number eight of his Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards series, not including the two omnibuses and his kid’s book titled Hugo and that Dumb Skateboard. Dare we say this is the largest contiguous series of skateboarding comics known to humankind? We dare. Be sure to stop by Mark’s Lulu store and buy yourself and/or your friends some artful entertainment. Don’t forget to get your daily fix of Mark’s comic work over at Antigravity Press. EPM “support your local cartoonist” Out!

Dr. K.’s Book Review: Misery Obscura

Dr. K's Book Review on Earth Patrol: Misery Obscura

It’s time, once again, for a visit from our resident book reviewer, Dr. Brad Krohn. Up for review is Misery Obscura, the Photography of Errie Von. Enjoy all the eclectic literary delvings after the turn.

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Dean of Shreducation

“Skateboarding - Instruction, Programming, and Park Design; Author - Ben Wixon

Now you too can get shreducated! Portland’s Dean of Shreducation, Ben Wixon, has authored a new book titled: “Skateboarding – Instruction, Programming, and Park Design”. The following synopsys is from the book’s publisher, Human Kinetics:

Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design provides safe and effective skateboarding instruction and programming as well as information on building and managing skateparks. You’ll get all the tools you need to do everything from teaching fundamental skateboarding skills to designing and running a park to meet the needs of your community.

It’s a must have for the shreducators in your community. Get your copy today. Check out a few more pics of Ben and some of his little rippers after the turn.

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Ska’d for Wife

Brad’s Ska Book Review

That’s how Elmer Fudd might pronounce the title of the first of two books reviewed by our resident book reviewer, Brad Krohn. Check out Brad’s thoughts on Ska’d For Life – A Personal Journey with The Specials by Horace Panter and 2-Tone, The Specials, and a World in Flame: Wheels Out of Gear by Dave Thompson after the turn. Now how sweet is that ska patch from the Poser store in Hollywood circa 1980?

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Media Blitz

MC and KPTV Crew

MC is on fire. KPTV 12, our local Fox affiliate, did a segment on Mark Conahan and his skateboarding ways. The segment will air next Sunday, June 22nd at 11pm on KPTV 12, that’s Father’s Day. In the meantime, check out Mark’s recently released books:

They make a great gift for the skateboarders in your life.