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Thrasher is an American skateboarding magazine founded in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher, Eric Swenson, and Fausto Vitello. The publication is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Thrasher publishes articles, interviews, fiction, and photography related to skateboarding and punk rock. It is also known for its annual “Skater of the Year” award, which it has given out since 1990.

Thrasher was founded in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher, Eric Swenson, and Fausto Vitello. The three had met while working at Skateboarder magazine, which Thatcher and Swenson had founded in 1975. Vitello, who had been a professional skateboarder, joined the duo as a photographer and writer. The three partners wanted to start their own magazine because they felt that Skateboarder was becoming too commercialized.

The first issue of Thrasher was published in January 1981. It featured a photo of skateboarder Tony Hawk on the cover. The magazine was an instant success, and its popularity only grew in the following years.

Thrasher has been instrumental in the careers of many famous skateboarders. It was one of the first magazines to give coverage to street skating, which was not yet widely accepted in the skateboarding community. Thrasher also helped to popularize vert skating, which was declining in popularity at the time.

The magazine has also been known for its annual “Skater of the Year” award. The award was first given out in 1990, and it has been given to such skateboarding legends as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, and Eric Koston.

Thrasher is still going strong today, and it shows no signs of slowing down. It remains one of the most respected and influential skateboarding magazines in the world.

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Art Department

Eddy and the Bear2001TV Series storyboard artist - 2 episodes
Santa, Baby!2001TV Movie storyboard artist
The Lionhearts1998TV Series storyboard artist - 13 episodes
Oscar's Orchestra1995TV Series storyboard artist - 2002
Double Dragon1994TV Series storyboard artist - 13 episodes
Doug1992-1994TV Series storyboard artist - 6 episodes
Madeline1993-1994TV Series storyboard artist - 5 episodes
Where's Waldo?1991TV Series storyboard artist - 13 episodes
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1991TV Series storyboard artist - 8 episodes
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo1991TV Series storyboard artist - 3 episodes
The Tale of Peter Rabbit1991TV Movie storyboard artist
Captain Zed and the Zee Zone1991TV Series storyboard artist - 1991
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 31990TV Series storyboard artist - 26 episodes
Adventures of the Gummi Bears1990TV Series storyboard artist - 1 episode
The Real Ghostbusters1989TV Series storyboard artist - 20 episodes
C.O.P.S.1988-1989TV Series storyboard artist - 11 episodes
Clifford's Fun with Letters1988Video short storyboard artist - as Dave Thrasher
Dennis the Menace1988TV Series storyboard artist - 13 episodes
My Pet Monster1987TV Series storyboard artist - 1 episode
The Care Bears Movie1985storyboard artist

Animation Department

Babar1989TV Series layout artist - 13 episodes
The Great Heep1986TV Movie animation supervisor
Star Wars: Droids1985TV Series unit director - 13 episodes
The Care Bears Movie1985layout supervisor
Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins1985TV Movie layout artist
Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise1983TV Movie animator
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf1983TV Movie animator
Take Me Up to the Ball Game1980TV Movie animator
Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas1979TV Movie animator
Intergalactic Thanksgiving or Please Don't Eat the Planet1979TV Short animator
The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane1979TV Movie animator
The Devil and Daniel Mouse1978TV Movie animator - as Dave Thrasher
A Cosmic Christmas1977TV Short animator
Metric1974Short animator - as Dave Thrasher


The Comic Strip1987TV Series continuity director - 2 episodes

Visual Effects

Rock & Rule1983effects animator

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