William Nealy Extreme Sports Playing Cards (Other)

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Playing card games is more fun than ever with this funny deck that features laugh-out-loud illustrations

William Nealy is an American treasure. The author and cartoonist gained cult-hero status in the outdoor-sports community by blending his passion for the outdoors with his unique style of caricatures. Now, you can bring his famous art to your game table with the William Nealy Extreme Sports Playing Cards. Just try to keep a poker face when you see William's hilarious illustrations--a different one on every card, 54 in total Better yet, each suit focuses on one of the four primary extreme sports that William wrote about: mountain biking, inline skating, kayaking, and downhill skiing/snowboarding.

Card Features

  • 54 illustrations by a world-famous cartoonist
  • Extreme sports: cycling, inline skating, paddling, and skiing
  • Ideal for card games with friends and family

Play games like blackjack, poker, rummy, and solitaire while laughing about your favorite outdoor sports. Get the William Nealy Extreme Sports Playing Cards for yourself, and you can also give this deck of cards as a fun and thoughtful gift.

About the Author

William "Not Bill" Nealy was a wild, gentle, brilliant artist and creator turned cult hero who wrote 10 books for Menasha Ridge Press from 1982 to 2000. William shared his hard-won "crash-and-learn" experiences through humorous hand-drawn cartoons and illustrated river maps that enabled generations to follow in his footsteps. His subjects included paddling, mountain biking, skiing, and inline skating. His hand-drawn, poster-size river maps of the Nantahala, Ocoee, Chattooga, Gauley, Youghiogheny, and several other rivers are still sought after and in use today.William was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Holly Wallace, spent their adult years in a home William built in the woods on the outskirts of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, along with an assortment of dogs, lizards, pigs, snakes, turtles, and amphibians. William died in 2001. His longtime friend and publisher, Bob Sehlinger, wrote: "When William Nealy died in 2001, paddling lost its Poet Laureate, one of its best teachers, and its greatest icon. William was arguably the best-known ambassador of whitewater sport, entertaining and instructing hundreds of thousands of paddlers through his illustrated books, including the classics: Whitewater Home Companion Volumes I and II, Whitewater Tales of Terror, Kayaks to Hell, and his best-known work, Kayak, which combined expert paddling instruction with artful caricatures and parodies of the whitewater community itself."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781634043809
ISBN-10: 1634043804
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Language: English