Issue 95

Review: This is How I Disappear

Mirion Malle highlights problems within mental health that are often overlooked. Imposter syndrome. Difficulties finding professional help. Confronting family. I only cried a little, I swear.

Review: Porn Work

Every porn scene — and there are millions — is a record of people at work. This is the premise behind Heather Berg’s fascinating account of the labour economies that form the adult entertainment industry.

Review: All The Fortune Tellers Were Wrong

Samuel W. Grant has made sure that the collection is filled to the brim with Brad Neely-esque, single-page illustrations, each piece funnier than the last.

Review: Zine Obscura #6

The latest zine from Label Obscura covers Quebec’s heavy metal vets, maritime supergroups and glam rock in the great white north.

Review: Stone Fruit

Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit is a shifting story that explores how people grapple to stay together once they’ve reached the goal of escaping a negative environment.

Exploring the Menopausal Multiverse

Laraine Herring and Omisade Burney-Scott demystify menopause and embrace the crone in projects that span zines, podcasts, protests, generations and dimensions.

Review: So Buttons #11

Baylis’ Harvey Pekar-esque writing shines throughout So Buttons. His personable and welcoming tone showing that each piece, despite the varying art styles, is thoroughly ‘his.’

Art Holes: The Realities of an Amazon Worker

The magic trick of Amazon is we never think about what happens between that one click and the package arriving on our doorstep. We’ve been happy to ignore the various corporate cruelties because we didn’t want to see them.

Review: The Quiet Is Loud

Samantha Garner’s refreshingly original debut novel, The Quiet Is Loud, explores the grey areas between what we say and what we conceal and the stakes of keeping one’s identity hidden.

Review: Celluloid Lunch #6

Thick as a car manual, band interviews, record reviews, shorter prose and poetry make up the bulk of this Montreal fanzine.