Jan. 17, 1951 – Dec. 30, 2014
Watch my tail lights fading
There ain’t a dry eye in the house
There’s laughing and singing
Well they’re dancing’ and drinkin’ as I left town,
Gonna find my way to heaven
Because I did my time in hell
Wasn’t lookin’ too good
But I was feelin’ real well
-from “Before They Make Me Run” by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, 1978
Jboy Crispin’s business card read Painter, Designer, Illustrator, Surfer, Mind Reader, but his talents stretched far beyond those titles. He was also a warrior, soul man, artist, sailor, prankster, savant, pirate, Indian, rebel, and proud father. The classic account of a California boy who falls in love with Maui–though true in his case– doesn’t tell the whole story. Jboy continually reinvented and reconstructed Maui lifestyle and what it meant to be an artist. His dedication to living outside the box will inspire us for generations. His artwork, graphic design, paintings, logos and tattoos are testament to our great loss. He may not be on this physical plane with us anymore, yet he’s still challenging the status quo. But his biggest contribution, and his proudest accomplishments, live on in his children: Bucky, Aurora and Sterling Crispin.
Donations to assist his family can be made at Sterlingcrispin.com/Jboy. A Celebration of Life for Jboy will be held this Friday, Jan. 9 from 3-8pm at the Jodo Mission in Lahaina. The event is potluck and BYOB. Bring a dish and a cooler and celebrate Jboy’s life with his friends and family.