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Skate, read or die? Penguin Classics turns altcomix book covers into skateboards

Penguin Skateboards

Over the last few years, Penguin Books has gotten various cartoonists to draw covers for classic books, like Tony Millionaire, who drew the cover to Moby Dick, or Richard Salas, who drew the cover to Great Expectations, and so on.

Now via Flog comes word that some of those covers have made their way onto skateboards. Yes, classic literature covers, drawn by some of alt.comix’s best, featured on skateboards.

As you’ll see above, Penguin created some limited edition skateboards using the covers by Jason for Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, Lilli Carré for Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Thomas Ott for Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. These were given away in a photo contest on Facebook, which unfortunately is over, but they’ll be showing them off on various college campuses this month and next. Hopefully they’ll be available to purchase at some point … not that I’m coordinated enough to skate.

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Besides the Dharma Bums, those designs aren’t that appealing, either from the book or the art.

Where’s Burroughs? I’d love an Interzone-themed skateboard. Call it Spare-Ass Annie.

Very cool. Skateboard artwork is hugely popular and Zazzle even allows people to upload designs for personal and public purchase.

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