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Limited edition run of Grow Anthology Longboards featuring laser etched custom art by graphic novelist Craig Thompson

Peanut butter and jelly. Campfires and marshmallows. Middle school dances and awkward. Some things were meant to be together. The guys at Grow Anthology produce skateboard decks from recycled paper, and they are joining forces with renowned graphic novelist Craig Thompson. With your help, the results will be a limited run of 250 boards featuring Craig’s characters, Chunky Rice and Mouse Deer riding a mechanical shark.  

The image will be laser-etched into the board deck. This level of manufacturing detail has been tested by the folks at Grow Anthology and the finished product looks incredible!  But the time spent on each deck in the laser engraving machine has a cost, and the resources needed are what has sparked this Kickstarter campaign. By contributing to this project, you’ll be able to own a piece of the collaboration, causing jealous riots everywhere. 

American Apparel T-Shirt by Craig Thompson
American Apparel T-Shirt by Craig Thompson

Ben Roosa and Scott Hansen started Grow Anthology two years ago and continue to operate from their garages. Without the specialized equipment to manufacture their boards, they subcontract to good friends in Duluth, Minnesota. Their raw material is known as Richlite, which is layers of recycled paper coated in resin to form a pliable, durable sheet of weatherproof product that is impermeable to water. Grow Anthology's designs come from Ben and Scott's experiences in art, forestry, surfing, and of course skateboarding. The only thing they enjoy more than designing the boards is putting their prototypes through the ringer to ensure their aesthetically pleasing skateboards are matched with superb quality.

Scott and Ben will use their experience and your funds to produce 250 limited edition decks, featuring the laser-etched design of graphic novelist, Craig Thompson.  They have set their aspirations high in hopes that fans of Grow Anthology and Craig Thompson will recognize this rare opportunity to own a piece of skateboarding and comic ingenuity. 

Deck Specs
9" x 34"
75-100 sheets of compressed paper; originating from either post-consumer waste or responsibly managed forests 

Board Specs
Navigator Drone 180 mm trucks
Abec 7 bearings
Sector 9 9ball 70mm wheels

Grow Anthology's other boards

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Our biggest challenge in making this project happen once funding is complete is lead time and coordination. There is a usually a 6 week lead time on getting the custom material made, shipped and machined. This would also be a much larger order than our previous runs of decks, so that will be a challenge to make arrangements with our machining facility to get on their schedule. Rest assured we'll be on top of it and do our best to get your board to you in a timely fashion. Plus, sending all that Stoke out to the good people will take a lot of brain power and good vibes! We're up for the challenge!

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    Increased stoke!

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    Grow Anthology Sticker + endless stoke from Ben and Scott!

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    T-shirt featuring Craig Thompson's illustration + Grow Anthology Sticker

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    Deck only featuring Craig Thompson's laser engraved illustration

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    Complete Board featuring Craig Thompson's laser engraved illustration

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    Craig Thompson's original artwork + Complete board with Craig Thompson's laser engraved illustration + T-shirt featuring Craig Thompson's illustration

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    Round-trip ticket (Domestic flight only) for ONE to Minneapolis, Minnesota (+ one night hotel) to skate with Grow Anthology owners, Ben & Scott + Complete Board featuring Craig Thompson's laser engraved illustration + Tour of Loll facility where boards are engraved + Lunch at Grandma's in Duluth, Minnesota

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