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Thrasher Comics came from High Speed, the publishers of Thrasher Magazine, who also produced the art magazine Juxtapoz. You don’t need to be a skater to dig the artwork in Thrasher Comics, however. Here is a sample: L. E. Coleman’s “Skate Greats of History,” featuring Elvis Presley skating on a guitar, and Julius Caesar skating the Colossuem.

Though it’s unsigned, the cover looks like the work of Rick Griffin. Griffin did freelance work for Thrasher Magazine and even designed several Vans shoes, a brand loved by skaters everywhere.

Update: Thrasher contributor Ken Jones informs us the cover was created by Kevin Ancell! Thank you.

Collector’s Guide:
– From Thrasher #2; 1988, High Speed.