Some of you folks are familiar with Dave Rankin. Many in our circle were classmates, students or saw Dave's work at the last Deck Heads Art Show at Exit Skate Shop.
Dave is an awesome dude. He was one of the first guys (along with Jeffro and Bob Dix) to invite me behind a table at a comic convention. As an upper upperclassmen his work was often featured in the display cases at school. He was even nice enough to show me how to add a bit of crimson to the nose and cheeks of a figure to make them pop. He is gracious and extremely talented.
Dave has recently embarked on a business venture that is his dream come true. He is launching Effigy Skateboards. If you know him, you know this is what he's all about. If you've seen his work, you know its a perfect fit.
Above: Dave's Kickstarter video for the launch of his Summer 2011 line of Effigy decks.