January 21st, 2013  |  Published in Blog  |  1 Comment

Got some very sad and heart breaking news over the weekend. Amazing artist and long-time 8BZ friend Kory Schuerman, AKA SKUMMIE, passed away on Saturday. The world lost a truly talented and and awesome person. Not only was Kory one of the most talented artists that I’ve had the pleasure of working with but he was also just the kindest and most positive guy. Such a great friend.

I had an absolute¬†blast working with him on last summer’s release and we had a lot more awesome stuff that we wanted to work on this year. I’m so sad that we won’t be able to work together again but I feel very honored to have had the chance to put our heads together and come up with the stuff that we did. Kory was a fellow child of the 80’s and loved all of this stuff just as much as I do. We had so much fun brainstorming, throwing ideas around and creating rad stuff together.

When Kory’s health started to decline he shared with me that he had been planning a new release with his own line of shirts. He was working to get everything ready to be released in the short time that he had but sadly he just didn’t have the time or energy. The good news is that his family wants Kory’s legacy to live on and is working to get his last designs printed and available for sale. If you would like to help his family in this endeavor, please head on over to Kory’s store and pick something up.

Kory was admired by many and will be missed by many. He truly left his mark on this world and will be someone I will never forget.

Check out Kory’s artwork and pick up some of his merch – GET SKUMMIE:



  1. Uncle Jimmy says:

    January 24th, 2013 at 3:44 am (#)

    I SO feel the hole that his absence has left in the t-shirt industry and share your agony over this loss as well. I’ve been following him for the last 1 1/2 yrs and was shocked at the recent news that he was even ill and near to death.

    I also just found out that he went to the same high school with my daughter, amazing! He is a Legend in my book and I hope to keep his style alive in his honor.

    Hope to see ya on the other side Skummie, Love Ya!

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