Hop on in, the water’s fine.
Joe Matt erased the line between what should and should not be shared with an audience, which in turn made the reader realize that perhaps they didn’t need to be so fearful of their own dark secrets.
Contagious Imagination contains a collection of rigorously researched essays and artistic texts that reify Lynda Barry’s teachings. Like Barry’s own idiosyncratic work, it touches on memory, relationships and the everyday.
Folio asks artists and curators to gather works made with unexpected materials and adapt them for the printed page. In this issue we speak with Catalina Cheng, whose work in ceramics bridges familiar traditions, radiant pride and honouring the queer artists erased by history.
Meet our panel of judges for this year's exhilarating competition!
Review: Cursed Bunny
In a series of stories mostly set in modern-day South Korea, Bora Chung writes of heads coming up out of toilets, robots that fall in love and unexpected pregnancies. Her stories read like parables, where decisions made for business’s sake have long and supernatural repercussions.
This full-colour, richly collaged mini-zine is a touching tribute to a real-life friend, Atticus, and a rendering as fable of Atticus’s coming out and transitional journey.
Review: The Birth and Death of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Despite a few odd omissions, this is a crisply presented fanzine and final exhumation of the exhausting early-aughts archetype.
You now have until September 30th, 2023 to submit to the Zine Awards!
The acclaimed cartoonist and the queen of gruesome tales join our panel for this year’s competition!
Jenn Woodall has had it up TO HERE with these cherubic luxury nostalgia-baiting mall dolls being passed off as DIY ‘girl power.’
“People thought I was a degenerate, I did what I did only because the one underground rule was that there were no rules.” How the perilous, conservative rulership of Peru shaped its counterculture.
Toronto Canzine is BACK and we want YOU to be a part of it! Register before September 5th to be part of the most delightful zine fest in town!
In 1974, Vancouver artist Vincent Trasov ran for mayor of Vancouver. Or, at least, Vincent Trasov dressed as Mr. Peanut ran for mayor of Vancouver. Nearly 50 years later, documentary filmmaker Andrew Muir brought the performance piece back into the spotlight with Peanut For Mayor.
“It’s been strange taking inventory of all this, I feel like a spoiled brat. And worse yet, an embarrassed spoiled brat.” From gas stations to animation, Kreal shows us where the magic is made.
Hark! Adventurers! Join us in this magical, magazine quest as Broken Pencil guides you through the weird and wonderful realm of indie tabletop roleplaying games!
“What I want to do is use this exaggeration to point out contradictions and to point out ironies and skip over large swaths of theory and just smack it in your face. That’s the usefulness to me.” The activist, musician and director tells us how to speak to a world that’s gotten strange.
To settle all of your Broken Pencil Zine Awards questions, big and small, please refer to this handy-dandy Q&A right here.
The loss of local voices goes beyond arts scenes and progressive op-eds as trusted legacy publications become propaganda for your city’s worst actors.