In October 1990 Chris Carter, Mike Hill and Neil Blender moved to Dayton Ohio from California to form the Alien Workshop. This obscure move out of the west coast mecca of skateboarding was a deliberate turning of the back to the cliche skateboard company. Operating out of the back of Jimmy George's C.S. Distributing warehouse, the three set up a fort apache style office and photography darkroom. The importance set upon removing the company from the current field of companies can not be overstated. Today, Alien Workshop still provides some of the most consistent and influencial products on the market. Graphics never over stated quality and quality never over states the graphics. True pioneers and true skateboarders. Oh, did we also mention that their team is just plain sick?