Commission for illustrated book.
Manuel is a lonely child with a great passion for skateboarding.
Since his parents are separated, he has lived with his mother in a small town on the edge of a wood. He feels like a stranger, he has no friends and in addition he misses his father, a cook on board on merchant ships. He then exclaims “Chissene!” (who cares) to show that nothing hurts him.
One afternoon two bullying bullies challenge him: jumping on skateboard from one side to the other of a pond, or lose his shark tooth pendant, a gift from his father.
Manuel accepts, but he knows well that he will not be able to do it alone… fortunately, his father returns from one of his long journeys and…