Wrench Pilot was drawn by Mel Bend and published by Transworld Skateboarding magazine from 1989 through 1991. It was originally concepted as a piece for Thrasher Comics, but was rejected for reasons unknown. Transworld published 23 episodes of Wrench Pilot, before Bend stopped drawing it. The comic made a brief comeback (#24) in the first issue of the rejuvinated Skateboarder magazine in 2001 and again (#25) in 2004 for a Lakai Footwear company catalog.

In 2006 Lakai released a set of skate shoes based on the Wrench Pilot drawings. 2007 saw Upperplayground and Ningyoushi released the first 3 dimensional version of the drawings — a limited editon vinyl figure of Lettus Bee in mid-scorpion face scrapper. During this same period, Wrench Pilot's main man, Lettus Bee, also began showing up in The Skateboard Mag here and there when it started publication in 2004, and by the summer of 2007, the full comic was back as a two-page black and white comic again.


WRENCH PILOT; VOLUME ONE (1989 - 1991)

WRENCH PILOT; VOLUME TWO (2007 - 2111)

WRENCH PILOT / LAKAI SHOES (2006)

WRENCH PILOT / LETTUS BEE VINYL FIGURE (2007)

CHIRP ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE DRAWINGS (2004-present)






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