SMALL PANTS BIG WHEELS #1, $5, 8½” x 5½”, glossy color, 16 pgs.

Razorcake contributor Rick V produced this slick, glossy, color comic zine that shows how he got into skateboarding as a kid. What makes it interesting is that he wasn’t one of the cool skateboard kids but instead was an outcast among skaters, which is weird since most of them are already outcasts. Rick also writes about getting his first skateboard and skating ramps and down the street. You may have seen Rick’s comics on the Wednesday Webcomics series on Razorcake social media, and if not, you should check it out because it’ll give you an idea of the drawing style. It’s kind of crude but endearing, too. The artwork gave a good impression of the energy and excitement Rick had as a kid discovering skateboarding. This is Rick’s first multi-paged comic and it took him almost a year to complete. My only complaint is I wish it was longer. Hopefully it doesn’t take him another year to get out the next issue! –Kurt Morris (itsmerickv.storenvy.com)