Michael Sieben is an Austin based illustrator and designer. He works primarily within the skateboarding culture and even launched his own skateboarding company called Roger skateboards. He has a rather unique cartoony illustration style. Most of his works are comical and the characters he illustrates are entertaining and just plain distorted. I found out about Michael Sieben a few years ago through thrasher magazine, which he is a columnist and illustrator. A lot of the time I would pick up the magazine and go straight to his section. Lately I have been rediscovering him and have been looking through his other works and gaining inspiration. This Piece is titled "Never Stop Rowing." Which is the cover of his "Never Stop Rowing Zine." It is also featured in the Salford Zine Library. I feel like it really portrays what his style is. I like how he creates such detail with the pen (You can really tell a Michael Sieben piece by looking at the pen work.) He only uses three colors here (blue, white and black) and makes it work. I also like the handwritten type that he uses on just about all of his works. This piece portrays a obscure looking man in a boat, which is too small for him, his arm is in a sling, and he's not getting anywhere anytime soon. Yet there is somehow something humorous about that.