The original Kevin Staab board, with the mad scientist was the first “real” board I ever had. Illustration wise it’s “ok”… but I always thought Staab was a real bad ass, for being so punk rock, and for hanging out with THE CULT, in old skate videos. The pirate series, seemed a little more considered, visually. Bright ass colors were key back then, and the “uplighting” technique totally found it’s way into my current illustration style. KS deserves more credit than he gets.