Hey Broken Pencil friends and fans! Come find us in the Magazines area at Word on the Street and get your $10 subscription! And while you’re at it, come check out our event, the Broken Pencil Zine Race from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM at the Canadian Magazines Stage
Presented by Broken Pencil Magazine, the 2016 Word on the Street Zine Race will see three of Toronto’s wildest and weirdest artists battle against each other to the death! Editor Alison Lang hosts as indie comix heavyweights Jenn Woodall, Trevor Henderson and Patrick Sparrow will each create a giant comic in 30 minutes or less based on suggestions from audience members.
While the zines are being made, the crowd will get hands-on playing a game we like to call Broken (Pencil) Telephone Zine Making. In the end, a randomly chosen panel of judges picked from the audience will decide the winner and award the third annual Word on the Street Zine Race trophy and a prize pack to the lucky winner.
Trevor Henderson is an illustrator working in Toronto, Canada. He grew up on a steady diet of horror films, weird comics, video games, cartoons and monsters. You can contact him at:[email protected].
Patrick Sparrow is a man – or a man-esque creature – from other worldly regions. He likes to draw gross out ghouls and monsters and goons, because that’s what he identifies with. He is the creator of wildly unpopular comic Dirtbaby and Bonecat as well as author of the book 100 Monsters and the curator ofSimpzine (yes, an all-Simpsons zine) and Squatch Watch.
Jenn Woodall is an illustrator, designer and cartoonist who dwells in Toronto, Ontario. Jenn creates her own comics and curates zines. Her current ongoing series is titled, ‘Magical Beatdown.’ She is the creator and editor of FIGHT! zine, a project which invites illustrators to create their own original female fighting game characters.