It's not every day we come across good art for the FATBMX 'Comic 'n Art' section but when we came across the illustrations of Mark Ward, we had to share a few of them with you. Obviously Mark knows his stuff and the number of BMX drawings that he has finished shows that. We have made a selection of his artwork for you to enjoy here including the Condor, DMC, The Whopper, The Surfer, The Fastplant, Hill tuck, Funky Chicken and some race ones of the GBR Olympians who did well in Tokyo this past summer.
After you're done, make sure to look him up on Instagram because there's more:
Here's an idea for you as witnessed in Beek en Donk today. Members of the youth council brought up the idea to put some life in their spini miniramp. The idea was born to find creative people in town and decorate the sides of the ramp together. Local artist Els Coenen was commissioned to lead the project and the result was revealed today with the presence of the mayor of Laarbeek. Sport and Culture go hand in hand in Urban sports and Ramps are a great location for the two to meet up and do their thing. Graffiti of course is an other way for the two to meet up and potentially the other two ramps of Laarbeek will see some colour in the future.
Who will take on a similar project for your local ramp?
Sandy Carson tells the Legend of Paul Buchanan and the Church Gap.
Taj Mihelich just finished a book of cartoons called Back Before They Invented Open Face Helmets. It is a collection of work from the last few years and a handful of new things. There is a lot of bicycle humor and he wrote a few essays. The book is 164 pages which you can order from Taj directly.
From the back cover:
This book is 164 pages of my cartoons and doodles. There is a bunch of bicycle comics (including a number from Sunday Comics with Taj series on Pinkbike), lots of low-brow humor, dad jokes, questionable puns, and some things that are probably only funny to me. There's a few things I'm actually serious about, but hopefully you can't tell, and even a few essays. I call it a collection of not-too-artsy-fartsy work I've done over the last few years (though, there are a few fart jokes).
He used to be a biker. Now he's a bicycle-ist. Short animation by Ant Keogh.
Mason Ritter is pretty handy with a set of paint markers and he's been known to spice up his shoes, helmet, and even his frame with his custom marker-manship.
Royalty BMX Frame design contest. Bored at home? Design your dream frame! The best looking frame wins a Royalty surprise package. And who knows, maybe we will see your design for our new frame.
Here is what you need to do:
-Screenshot the picture of the white frame or download it.
-Cut it square, print it and draw your design on it.
-Take a picture of your drawing
-Post it up on Instagram and use the #Royaltybmxdrawing hashtag and tag @royalty_bmx
When young Larry's parents refuse to drive him to a BMX contest, he decides to ride his bike there. One catch: the contest is 30 miles away. Larry must ride in extreme heat, while evading his dad, and somehow win it all in this installment of Vans’ Classic Tales.
2 years ago Red Bull Photography challenged Matthias Dandois and Hadrien Picard to shoot a serie of photos on a single roll of film. Harien decided to put a Kodak Tri-X 400 in a Nikon F100 and took it around the Parisian suburbs.
Paris is always known as « the city of lights » that’s why he wanted to show the total opposite in this series: that shadows can also be beautiful.
I have been blessed to ride with a number of the world’s most amazing bike riders. They tend to have very different takes on riding and what they are trying to accomplish. One thing they seem to have in common is a drive to test their resolve.