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Shawn Kerri’s “Skank Kid”

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You probably don’t know the name “Shawn Kerri”, but if you read CARtoons magazine back in the day, or were a fan of the LA punk scene, you’ve seen her art, which was found in countless concert leaflets, tour posters, liner notes, zines, etc. Her best-known piece is one that the Circle Jerks appropriated for their logo/mascot, featuring a character she’d created as a composite of all the white punk boys she knew, generally known as “Skank Kid”. The other day I got inspired to do a version of that piece.

She’s commonly rumored to have died, but those reports appear to have been exaggerated. See her Wikipedia article for more info about her.