While many believe that The Captain was been born at sea, ".... I remember this one day fishing out at the buoy and seeing what I thought was a torpedo baby flying through the water, but just guessed it was all the rum I had consumed since the fish weren't biting" Capt. Skeets McGee reckons while sipping a Zombie at the local watering hole. It is said that he was discovered by a small family that was vacationing and found this "torpedo" washed up on the beach just as they were heading to the airport to go home...
Who the Heck is The Captain
Who is the Captain and where did he come from you ask?
While many believe that The Captain was been born at sea, ".... I remember this one day fishing out at the buoy and seeing what I thought was a torpedo baby flying through the water, but just guessed it was all the rum I had consumed since the fish weren't biting" Capt. Skeets McGee reckons while sipping a Zombie at the local watering hole. It is said that he was discovered by a small family that was vacationing and found this "torpedo" washed up on the beach just as they were heading to the airport to go home. Once they arrived home they noticed something very different about this torpedo boy they had found so they quickly abandoned him at the doorstep of a missile silo somewhere northwest of area 51.
The Captain was then raised by an adorable family of aliens who aptly named him "Captain" as they figured he must have been some high ranking alien to land directly on their very secretive doorstep, "Well on that day, we were just enjoying a nice game of human chess when we heard the doorbell ring (we didn't even know we had a doorbell!) and right there was the most beautiful alien we had ever seen and when you looked into his eyes, you could tell he was the Captain.........years later, we still have no idea what he could possibly be a captain of though....." The Captain's Anonymous Alien Father writes in his tell all book "Why Am I not Famous, I am an Alien!"
Once his teeth got sharpened from eating discarded parts from UFO's that did not exist, he was cast into the desert with only a Velzy 422 surfboard (which the aliens originally though may be a discarded spaceship), a pair of roller skates with steel wheels, a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, a bitchin Hawaiian print shirt, a pair of Birdwells and a stringless ukulele.
While some would find solice in descending into fetal position until border patrol came to pick them up and feed them burritos and churros, The Captain saw this as his first adventure in what would become a string of life changing events spanning around the globe and possible the universe if you speak to him on the right day.
Through the years The Captain could be found gracing the stage behind Mick and the stones, dropping into third reef pipe on hand shaped finless wood planks, skateboarding through the dirt streets of Cambodia all the while handshaping the finest surf craft, skateboards, and toothpicks. Lucky for the galactic colonies, he now resides on the seven mile miracle of the North Shore of Oahu farming facial hair and on special days we find him behind the hand planes covered in dust and nougat making odd new creations for you to enjoi!
The Captain Surfs is your direct source for obtaining one of a kind hand shaped surfboards, hand planes, skateboards, fine reclaimed wood art and what ever else The Captain has dreamt up that week. Take a look around, stay a while, bookmark us as we are constantly changing and everything is just one of a kind. Share us with your friends and The Captain will flash you a big smile! Aloha Nui Loa!
Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.
Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.
Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.