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Mike Has A Special Delivery For You


I'll sign for that!

Never mind Victoria's Secret. The roots of Mike Shampine's perky illustration style run back to the days of his youth in Alaska, where legend has it, he drew (literally) inspiration from stacks of comic books and Sears lingerie ads. I may be totally off, but I see a hint of Vaughn Bode in Mike's work. His WWII aircraft nose art pin-up renderings literally pop off the page, in all the right ways.

Okay, so the Church Lady might not approve.

Mike majored in animation and illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, and Limited Too.

A selection of hand signed and numbered high-end giclee prints, including B-52 Belinda, KC-135 Cassie, AC-130 Shirley and C-17 Sally are available in Mike's shop.

StickerGiant loves to print awesome custom stickers for incredibly talented artists like Mike!

Embassy Board Shop

Don't be scurred, boys and girls! True, you're looking at a masked man. But have you ever seen such a great smile? And really, what self-respecting stick-up man would don a baby pink mask? Not so menacing, is he? Sure, skate punks like you to think they're tough, but deep down they love their mamas just as much as the rest of us.

It seems what we're looking at is a guy who'll do just about anything to draw attention to his love of skateboarding, and specifically to his fave place for fresh decks, dope kicks, and sick gear: the hotbed of skate action, Embassy Board Shop in Columbus, Ohio.

So pull up your ankle biters and hit the street. Dude, are you riding goofy foot? It's cool. Slap a sticker on that deck and pop an ollie. Whether you're busting an epic acid drop or grinding away at your first perfect hand plant, just keep in mind: WWTHD? Duh, poser, that's What Would Tony Hawk Do? (Um...pretty sure the answer is: What wouldn't he do?)