I met Andy Jenkins (online) in the mid to late 90′s. We met up after my friend won a competition for Girl Skateboards. Andy sent over a lot of nice stuff and also some emails. He was running a site called Bend Press, producing literature of all shapes and sizes. I really got into these short stories that he would write, just observations of things he saw happen. I asked if he was interested in making a book out of one of them and we ended up making a really short run of some hardbound books.
Through the years he has taken Girl Skateboards way beyond just a skateboard company (see link). I really have respect for people that make so many awesome things happen and never really get their proper shine. I got to meet him recently and he is a kind and soft spoken guy. In the past few years he started making fine art again and its amazing, thus the post.