Mellow Cat (USA) 1978

Mellow Cat by Ted Richards was the first skateboard cartoon strip and appeared in Skateboarder Magazine from 1978 to 1981. The Mellow Cat character is based upon a real person from La Jolla, California, who was known around Surfer Publications as "Mellow Cat," an avid surfer, turned skateboard guru - Kurt "Mellow Cat" Ledterman.


RIP Kurt 'Mellow Cat' Ledterman - Former SURFER editor and La Jolla Shores legend, 1946-2015