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Paying in Pain No. 18

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Title: Paying in Pain
Publisher: Joey Young
Issue Number: 18
Page Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 40
Printing method: Black and white offset press on newsprint with a four-color glossy cover.
Price: $2.00.
Email: joeyatpayinginpain.com (Use @ instead of "at".)
Web site: Paying in Pain

The first actual printed-on-a-real-press 'zine we've ever reviewed here on the Emerica site, Paying in Pain is flyin' right at ya out of Visalia in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.

Starting out life on a color Xerox machine on the sly at Kinko's in San Francisco way back in 1999, the mag has survived and thrived over the years. Somewhere between issues 2 and 4, publisher Joey Young moved himself and the mag from SF to Visalia. Then around issue 7 or 9, he and his wife, Dannelle, had a daughter, prompting Joey to buy a business license and make Paying In Pain a legit venture. As it says on their site, "Since then it has been a crazy road," but "the future looks bright."

Issue 18 reminds me of early Thrasher back in late 1981 (before your grandpa was born) when they transformed from the big newspaper-style format into standard mag size with a glossy cover and newsprint innards. Features include Big Gun Underdog (Check Out-style) profiles on Alex Villasenor, Josh Baker, Drew Porter and Tim Ward; an Australia / New Zealand travelogue with lots of nice concrete park photos; an article called The Valley 2005 featuring lots of San Joaquin park and pool skating plus interviews with locals Lincoln Nass, Dave Metty and Patrick Bronowicki.

All in all, Paying in Pain feels like a good, raw antidote to the glossed-over mainstream side of skateboarding. Subscribe and help support the cause.

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(11) responses to: Paying in Pain No. 18

  1. Awesome.

    ggk's Emeritar ggk Posted:
  2. was up dizzles!!!

    zVgoSkaTeVz's Emeritar zVgoSkaTeVz Posted:
  3. Sickly insane, bro. I'd throw down some hot,sweaty,smelly,dirty cash for a copy. How do I get my hands on a copy?

    PhilCollinstwice's Emeritar PhilCollinstwice Posted:
  4. i prefer transworld

    skateboardingisfun's Emeritar skateboardingisfun Posted:
  5. i prefer the skateboard mag

    iwanttompennystyle's Emeritar iwanttompennystyle Posted:
  6. that a sick cover

    Chubby007's Emeritar Chubby007 Posted:
  7. I prefer good times(greek skate mag)and skateboard mag

    GreekSkater's Emeritar GreekSkater Posted:
  8. I prefer all of you shuting the hell up and buying this stupid magazine.

    PhilCollinstwice's Emeritar PhilCollinstwice Posted:
  9. uhh yea that looks gay...dont put a gayass vert picture..then maybe some people would actually be interested

    EvilEmerican223's Emeritar EvilEmerican223 Posted:
  10. 2 bucks rip no won wants to pay for that crap look at it i could make a beter mag then that!

    sk8newblood's Emeritar sk8newblood Posted:
  11. i strongly agree with evilemerican223

    kaotik9's Emeritar kaotik9 Posted:

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