Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Riky Barnes #2.
It's pretty cool how pros sold just on image back in the day. If a guy had a neat graphic, it didn't matter a whole lot about the person. Of course if the pro did have an interesting personality to go along with some good art, then it was even better. This is why people still care about Jeff Grosso and not Bill Tocco. As I'm typing this, I realize I don't know all that much about Riky Barnes, other than I liked his board graphic. Looking at the photo today, I notice the obvious Duane Peters influence, which probably explains the leopard spot hair. Maybe. Also the nose ring is something else. Not many people had those in the late 1980s.
Thrasher - June 1989 Volume 9 Number 6