Zine Review

Review: XOX Converse

At some point we have all worn some Chucks. Especially zinesters. Nicole Gruszecki’s XOX Converse zine takes you through their life in Converse, from their first pair to their latest.

Review: SCRIED FUNDAMENTS

Bent by the crystal ball we’re peering into as much as by the off-kilter discourse of the person who’s speaking, MLA Chernoff’s SCRIED FUNDAMENTS is is attention-grabbing, clever and regularly baffling.

Review: Out from the Void #4

Brenton Gicker is a registered nurse, a journalist, an EMT and a crisis worker — roles that, taken together, make him a witness to and testifier of struggle, injustice, disappearances and abuses of power among police.

Review: Your Very Own

Through erasure, removal and additions, John Nyman create their own rendition of a 1985 choose your own adventure novel. The narratives found through their erasure is one that supplants the somewhat stereotypical and white patriarchal norms that hang over many 80s Americana quests.

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: 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.’

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.

Review: Borderline

The whimsical storytelling of Casey Harrison’s Borderline transports the reader into a world of pure fantasy that is matched by its gorgeous, ethereal illustrations.