Jake Phelps Angel Dust Collection

Jake was a wizard with spoken language. He would bend and twist words to do his bidding. Whether it was his brief comments in passing or long conversations on the road, he affected almost everyone he came in contact with. His written language skills were more refined and less chaotic than his gift of gab, but they had an equal impact. Jake's 30+ years of caption writing for Thrasher (and longer-form travel stories) changed the way that skaters talk around the world. Angel Dust was a column he wrote periodically from 1994 to 2011. This department included some of his most thoughtful observations and a glimpse into an extraordinary mind. Here is the full collection below.

JP AD 15October 1994

JP AD 7December 1994

JP AD 2February 1995

JP AD 5April 1995

JP AD 11June 1995

JP AD 13October 1995

JP AD 8December 1995

JP AD 9February 1996

JP AD 6April 1996

JP AD 12June 1996

JP AD 10January 1997

JP AD 3November 1998

JP AD 1January 2000

JP AD 4January 2001

JP AD 14January 2011
  • Death Match 2019: Jake's Jam

    Death Match 2019: Jake's Jam
    The day after Jake’s passing we painted the ramp black and had a session in his honor. With the tunes and stoke cranked to 11, Raney and the crew gave it their all for the Old Man.
  • Thrasher Valentine's Day Cards 2021

    Thrasher Valentine's Day Cards 2021
    If you forgot a Valentine's Day gift this year, you can always go to a gas station and pick up some candy. But why spend so much money and effort? Instead, you can send your loved one a screenshot of our crappy V-Day cards.
  • "Phelper's 9 Lives" Comix by Neckface

    "Phelper's 9 Lives" Comix by Neckface
    Jake Phelps swerved the Grim Reaper for decades. His near-death experiences only made him stronger. In a twisted tribute that Jake would have loved, Neckface celebrates some of Phelper's brushes with death.
  • Epic Spots: Thrasher Headquarters

    Epic Spots: Thrasher Headquarters
    Thrasher's 40-year legacy of print, video and digital content involves thousands of people and spans the globe. There is a San Francisco home base which is a key part of this system of stoke. Here's an inside look at the HQ in action.
  • Neckface: People I've Known

    Neckface: People I've Known
    For years, Neckface's identity was shrouded in mystery. At some point the mask slipped a bit and now he weaves in and out of the spotlight as he pleases. Neck has stories for days.