Presenting a vintage
1950s comic book, with two mp3 files and an alternate commentary re-envisioning
the comic as a story about a cult of wife-collecting rollerskate weirdos
It's back to school
time at www.ep.tc, so here are your...
rollerskating comic book
"SECRETS of ROLLER SKATING"
with optional alternate commentary and two mp3 files for you to download
You might be wondering why we'd want to follow up a comic book about
with a comic on rollerskating, but once you have read through SKATING
SKILLS I think the answer will be obvious: these kids are absolutely
incurably ADDICTED to roller skating!
SKATING SKILLS is easily the corniest comic I own and I've given it
the same restoration honor that Atomic
Revolution and HOOKED received
to share with you online. Why? Well, it's a very funny comic, full of
campy overly enthusiastic dialogue (all about rollerskating) and great
1950s outfits and hairstyles.
It's also a very
useful comic packed with pages of extremely useful instruction
and tips for learning how to rollerskate. I personally learned
how to rollerskate with this comic and would recommend it to anyone
wanting to learn or improve. Best of all, SKATING SKILLS seems to live
in a great alternate reality, the plot essentially being four kids making
an entire town "rollerskating conscious" - it's a very funny
tale, also full of very useful information.
of the more complicated lessons covered: the figure eight
But wait! there's
I'm ALSO providing
an alternate commentary option to this comic, re-envisioning SKATING
SKILLS as a weird story about mind control, teenage insecurity, peer
pressure and cult worship in a small town. The clues are there in every
panel, with notes provided above each comic panel to help you out. This
is an option you can turn off, but it also makes SKATING SKILLS an even
more entertaining read.
And ... wait
to finally sweeten the pot, I'm including two mp3s of ACTUAL rollerskating
music, procured from vinyl albums belonging at one time to a genuine
midwest roller skating rink (these are actual records used night after
night in skating rinks of that era) These classics, both performed roaringly
(or limply, take your pick) on a hammond organ, are the exact same music
the kids in this comic go crazy for in SKATING SKILLS. It's a far cry
from rock n roll, too. It will give you the proper soundtrack to this
odd little tale. And in the alternate commentary version, you'll then
be able to hear the actual music that hypnotizes the town!
These two music files alone should be of interest to record collectors
out there, as I doubt you have any music from rollerskating rinks in
your music collection. Surely these mp3s are almost worth the cost of
admission on their own.
the story: Ann is right, and Bill is a genius.
So, get out your
bitpass cards, SKATING SKILLS offers
• A vintage, very rare 1950s comic book, from our private collection.
32 pages of story about rollerskating, completely restored to our highest
standards, as found in other comics
found on this site.
• DVD-styled interface, providing a chapter index and easy page-to-page
• A very useful tutorial on rollerskating, over TWENTY
pages of illustrated instruction, teaching you all the secrets behind
basic balance (it's in the hips) to starting, stroking, leans, four-wheel
stops, backward skating, cross-fronting, cross-backing, waltzing, stag
lifts and more!
• An optional alternative commentary track, re-envisioning SKATING
SKILLS as a story about mind control and cult worship
• Two high quality mp3s (sampled
at 192 kpbs) of
skating 1950s hammond organ skating music from an actual midwestern
(one note on the mp3s: these
files have a certain level of dust and static on them, being handled
vinyl recordings, but that's much of the authentic "from the rink"
charm that you'll never hear on cds)
COST AND TERMS:
SKATING SKILLS is available as a downloadable zip file for just $6.95,
which contains the personally restored comic, the two mp3 files, and
the additional commentary.
HOW TO ACCESS:
You will need a Bitpass
All purchases are anonymous, but feel free to email
for any questions.
Once you have a Bitpass account, click the following link to access
and download the story immediately:
$6.95 to immediately own a copy of SKATING SKILLS with Organ
Keep the entire comic on your computer for as long as you'd
It is recommended that you make a CD copy for archiving, as
IMPORTANT: Access to this download page expires 24 hours after you
purchase it, so please download the zip file immediately after you
buy it — or if something prevents you from this, please be sure
you don't want to use Bitpass — I also offer
this to you via a paypal payment, wherein I email you the file or point
you to a temporary URL to download the thing. This option is ten dollars -
me to arrange
this if this is preferable to you.
Thank you for your
other bitpass items
available on this website:
1966 HOOKED comic book
A Dog and His Elephant
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