Joe is a skater and illustrator who’s sponsored by Heroin skateboards.
“I ride my skateboard and make pictures and I owe a lot, if not all of my interest in illustration and art in general to skateboarding.
Skateboarding opened me up to a whole world of art and music which I would have otherwise would probably never have found out about. Most of the art and music that inspires me can be traced back to skateboarding one way or another, through magazines, videos and the people I’ve meet in skateboarding. A lot of skaters tend to be into another kind of creative activity.
I get inspired when I see or hear other people being inspired. The No Comply Network is a new way to learn about and discover creatives who may not necessarily be in the limelight but are nonetheless working to document, contribute to and expand skateboarding culture.
I’ve got a few things coming up but i’ll keep them quiet for now, keep an eye out in your local skate shop!
I just made my first story based zine called ‘Beware of the Creep’ which was really fun to put together and there will be plenty more of them to come!”