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Sean Cliver - Skull of Fame - Mike Carroll Edition Print
Sean Cliver - Skull of Fame - Mike Carroll Edition Print

Sean Cliver - Skull of Fame - Mike Carroll Edition Print
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Silk screened, signed and numbered prints by Sean Cliver._ÌÔ?_ÌÔ_??Edition of 50.

Five color hand pulled screenprint on Coventry Rag 320gsm archival paper.

18" x 24"

You entered a contest and won a job to be a designer. Would you want a doctor performing surgery on you that won a contest to be a surgeon?

Funny you should ask, because I sprained the pinky on my drawing hand this past August and it still hasn̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t healed properly. I can̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t make heads or tails of health insurance these days, much less afford it, so I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__d gladly be a guinea pig if anyone needs one for use in a medical contest.

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Are you proud to be from Wisconsin?

_ÌÔ?_ÌÔ_??Sure, why not. I believe it̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s my Midwestern naivet̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Íä?_ÌÇå¢?̥_‘ä??ÌÇå© that̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s enabled me to survive as long as I have̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_and that̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s saying a lot because my survival instincts are virtually nil. For example, I once accidentally rode a jet ski from Redondo Beach King Harbor to Catalina Island all by myself in 1992. I had no concept of the ocean, distance, or any other life-threatening variable at play in the channel, which pretty much enabled me to make the 30-mile solo jaunt without a hitch or pause for concern. Bravery through ignorance.

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Do you think Wisconsin is proud of you? You̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__ve drawn a lot of offensive things and were a part of a lot of shit antics in jackass. Is that what a state really wants in an ambassador?

It̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s a state primarily known for people who proudly wear foam cheese wedges on their head. You be the judge.

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Rocco, great boss or greatest boss ever?

The greatest̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_at least from 1991̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_1993. Those are still some of the most ridiculous times of my life as an artist in the skateboard industry. So much fun. Except for that one New Year̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s Eve night in 1991 when he was trying to teach me how to ride a motorbike, but even that was funny and fortuitous in its own way.

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What̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s your favorite graphic?

Today I feel like it̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s the Zorlac John Gibson cow skull by Pushead. Not only am I a sucker for a good, strong, clean central image, but I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__m a product of the ̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__80s and this is one of those graphics that initially grabbed my impressionable eye in the skate shop then. But the Plan B Rick Howard ̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Íä?__The Duck̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥_Íä?_?̥_Íä_ follow-up graphic would definitely be a close second.

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What graphic that you̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__ve drawn has sold for the most on Ebay?

Not exactly sure, but there was a NOS Powell-Peralta Frankie Hill ̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Íä?__Eastwood̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥_Íä?_?̥_Íä_ deck that sold for nearly three thousand? Probably should̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__ve kept a better̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_and deeper̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_archive of my old decks from that time period.

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Why did you roll your car? Please don̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t say because of a bumblebee.

That̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s not what I told the CHP officer. I said it was a wasp. But in reality it was the dead, dried-up husk of a crane fly fluttering on my dashboard that I at first mistook for a spider. Next thing I knew, I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__d jumped a curb, snapped my front axle, tore through 30-feet of chain link fence, and came to a perpendicular halt just before careening into the 101 Freeway. I used to have serious insect issues, but a stint in Costa Rica made short work of all that phobic nonsense. I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__ll take down a tarantula with a flip-flop now. I don̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t give a fuck.

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In your natural state, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being fairly comfortable and 10 being a social freak, how uncomfortable are you in your own skin?

This one goes to 11, to rip an old Spinal Tap quip.

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What graphic have you done that you like the least?

Fortunately it just so happens to be one for Tony Hawk̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_the ̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Íä?__Toe Knee Hawk̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥_Íä?_?̥__ÌÔ_̥__̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫_when he rode for Powell-Peralta, so it̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s not like that one won̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t come back to haunt me every day for the rest of my life. I just wasn̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t that into the idea then, and my final execution was an adequate reflection of that. Wasn̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t really thinking about any long-term ramifications at the time.

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How many Templeton art pieces do you own?

Two, though I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__m kind of upset I didn̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t keep the painting of his that Jeff Tremaine and I had while living together back in the ̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__90s. It was this super awkward nude self-portrait, and through some slap of fate it just happened to fit the exact dimensions of Tremaine̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s coffee table so we placed it under the glass. I̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__m not sure where that painting is now, but I hope Tremaine had the good sense to save it.

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Do you think many people know you illustrated a book on foot surgery?

No, but then most people wouldn̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t know I once totaled my car over a dead bug either, had you not mentioned it.

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Would the foot surgery book be the only thing you̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__ve done creatively that [your parents?] aren̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__t ashamed of?

Quite possibly, though they still claim it̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s all good.

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Lastly, do you want a job here? We have a vending machine and an annual softball game. It̥_̥_́_ÌÔÌÒ?_̥__̥_?̥_Ì?̥ۡ_?̫̥_Ì?ۡ_̥_Íä__s like a real company._ÌÔ?_ÌÔ_??

If I thought you were serious I might take you up on that, if only because it might be the only way to see you on a more regular basis.

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