Behind The Cover: The Pipeline Issue


Surfing was a new subject for Taiwanese illustrator Yu-Ming Huang. Yet his image of Hawaiian surfer John John Florence is one of the most powerful depictions we’ve seen of the two-time world champion. We liked its emotional intensity so much we put the drawing on the cover of our second issue. Below are the sketches Yu-Ming produced as he worked toward the final product.

John John Florence, Sketch # 1

John John Florence, sketch # 2

John John Florence, sketch # 3

The final illustration

Issue 2 cover

The cover