Cold locals was, and is, one of the things I’m most proud of. It signifies the best of times in a kids life. Doing something you love and making something to show for it. I had totally forgotten that I even made this until a few years ago when I found the proofs in a box in storage. Honestly, I got a bit misty and choked up looking through it. This was shot , edited and copied in Clinton, IL by myself and B.J. Obermeyer. The entirity of the ‘zine can be found here. Cold Locals represents a purity, love and desire that one loses when they become an adult. This is what life is about. Regardless of the perceived quality, I have more pride in this than in almost anything else I’ve ever done.
I had shirts and sweatshirts made, mostly because I wanted a few of my own. I make no profit from these, they were simply done so I could have one. Through the magic and wonder that is the internet, I had nearly instant gratification. A Short Sleeved T- Shirt
, a long sleeved T-Shirt
, and even the always stylish hooded sweatshirt
. Now you can show your colors if you were a Clinton or Wapella, Illinois skateboarder from the early days.