Scene zines: Schief (Brussels, Belgium – part 2)
How did schief start?
Roms: schief started by an furious need from thomy and xavier to take pictures
Tommy: Put a light on our beloved skate scene and taking pics.Even non sponsos have their skate style and something to do or say.
Xav: Personnally, I was just looking for a good way to make tons of money. And also, I was a bit jealous on Wheelbite’s glory. I just wanted to kill these fuckin’ gayboarders!
Are you doing this as a fulltime job, if not what do you do in day to day life?
roms: none of us are doing it as a full time job, i work in a slaughter house, thomas works in a lingerie shop and xavier is a shark hunter.
Tommy: We never got money from skateboarding by doing the zine so it pretty much a hobby, but if someone can send us some money we would do it as a job.
Xav: Actually, reality is more like sharks’re hunting me… But anyway, it’s not a fulltime position. My carreer as an unemployed is currently at the top
So you dont have any idea how to make money with the magazine?
Roms: i don’t, maybe others have…
Xav: I was thinking about the “Sex Toys” industry.. But that sounds more like a Wheelbite plan
Do you think there should be more websites/ magazines about a certain city?
Roms: yes, let’s say webzines about cities, like the skate malmo one.
Tommy: I m sure there is something to do in every city where there is a skate scene.
Xav: Webmagazines suck! Keep it real! Keep it “Passion”! Keep it paper! Let’s burn some more trees!
What is your take on print, video and online, skateboardmedia in general?
roms: i have my daily routine site check. Last skatezine i got was the 43 mag, is pretty nice, thanks rld
tommy: skateboard media that don’t publish the same international info like the last Ryan sheckler ad.
XavL A bit of everything… I hardly put money into DVD’s (except when I really wanna support) but well into magazines, more local than international but still, I like to know how the “profession” evolves, from time to time
What plans do you have for coming year?
roms: let’s start by finnishing the new schief
tommy: Yep Roms!
Xav: 2012 is not the end ?!?
Would you like to add anything?
Roms: skate and enjoy as some famous guy said.
Tommy: I’m not working in a lingerie shop…
Xav: Nothing is perfect. Just do your best and don’t listen to the haters: they’re not doin’ any better shit than you do! And yeah, keep in mind that the main goal of passion is freedom, not money. And one last thing: actually, Tommy is working in a lingerie shop!