Posted by:on January 20th, 2014
Zine: Swank Zine NSA Issue
From the collection of Billy Runaway
From: Salona beach, California
Format: Letter sized, folded in half, stapled
Type: hand written, photocopied
By: Tod Swank
Art: Tod Swank
Photos: Swank, Vuckovich, Jawhn
Thanks: Everett, Hogan, Wendy, Phil E, Jawhn, Phread
About: The theme running through this short issue is N.S.A. aka No Skating Allowed. It’s a little bit of a bitch session about ho the NSA runs their contests, including some official NSA rules and guidelines governing personal behavior for the 1986 Anaheim Contest. Typical Swank Zine look and feel, but again, a lot of the text has been reduced so small as to be impossibly to read, even when scanned and blown up larger than life size.
Features: Somebody named MR. Noel getting a nasty letter from campus security for “continued skateboarding on campus.” A poem by Mrs Harris titled “Ode to Monty.” Apparently Monty was instrumental in organizing the world skateboard competition at the Expo in Vancouver, Canada. The Other End – a band by Gullwing Trucks employees John Hogan and Joe Povely. Talk about new additions to G&S roster – Nicky Guerrero, Adrian Demain on Powell, Reese Simpson on Variflex. Skaters Paradise in Santa Barbara owned by assholes? Reviews of Daily Grind, Skate Scene 5th anniversary, X- Zine and Dead Clown Zine.
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