As we were wrapping up this issue we got the sad news that Dean Jeffries had died. He lived 80 solid years doing more than most do in a lifetime. From a humble small town called Lynwood, a "kid" saw Von Dutch as an idol and followed right behind him. Minds were quickly blown away in a place in California now known as Kustomland. Soon this kid was working with all the big names, including Barris, and fame followed. He partied hard with Dutch, but straightened himself out early on, taking his talents to the stratosphere. From sketches to finished product, this man could do it all. Pinstriping, airbrushed monster shirts, motorcycles, scratchbuilt cars, movie work, stunts, dune buggies, and the Monkey Mobile, this cool hepcat was an old master who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind. A talent larger than life. Man, we will miss you, Mr. Jeffries.