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The internet is dying. Let's give a toast. In our latest issue, we speak to online's baddest boy: Dril. Learn about art, philosophy, logging off, all that garbage. Plus floods, rugs, Stooges and the winners of the Zine Awards!
By the sound of Ian’s voice, we were drawn into inclusion. It could reach a boom-level in his most explosive poetry, but as the beloved host of countless Words and Music shows, and not only those, his voice kept a signature hushed tone as though inviting us closer to the wonderful artist he’d invite to the stage.
Nick Thran’s book-fueled memoir revolves around Thran’s move from New York City to Fredericton, New Brunswick — in itself a shocking enough contrast that is layered on top of a change in lifestyle (home-ownership) and career (moving to full-time childcare).
In 1983, 17-year-old Satoshi Tajiri created Game Freak, a handmade tips-and-tricks guide for his favourite arcade games. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Tajiri also happens to be the creator of the highest-grossing video game of all time.
Review: Nextdoor in Colonialtown
Rivas’s text — which remix actual Nextdoor posts into fictional dialogues — are both hilarious and alarming. Conversational and matter-of-fact, they reveal obsessions with securing their property, scrutinizing minor disturbances, and calling the police.
Review: Larange Enters the Corn Void
Amanda Berlind’s sensibilities come through in her illustrations, which seem to pulse on the page and vibrate to a sonic frequency not normally visible to humans.
Bones is a joyful, seafoam coloured zine covered in skulls, 70s orange flowers, beautiful brown vines, and white specks of dust.
Cartoonist Alexander Laird gives us a tour of his goblin den, laying in wait for the right opportunity to watch Kevin Costner’s Waterworld.
“You can’t force the grain. If you can’t work with your own currents, you’re just fighting yourself.” Amid illness, foraging and introspection, Shim has become one of the most prolific creators in an indie tabletop gaming boom.
“A board game is something that can reach people well beyond my existing community, who are already mostly very accepting of this line of work.” Australian artist and former dancer Exotic Cancer talks to us about her strip club roleplaying game.
Ghouls, ghosts, witches, vamps, werewolves, monsters and most terrifying of all… ZINESTERS! Here’s a one stop shop for all kinds of creepy affairs found within the Broken Pencil archives.
For the 100th issue of Broken Pencil, we felt it appropriate to celebrate the use of zines as expression passed down through the ages, starring the Singapore-based family art collective behind Rubbish FAMzine.
For every successful foray into Hollywood there’s 100 cash-strapped nightmares making use of ingenuity and offal. The rogue visionaries with a passion for film so strong that no empty pocket could ever prevent them from sharing their goopy artistry.
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve also realized that I’ll never have time to create all the projects that bubble up in me, so they often come alive in my fiction.”
We’re highlighting some of the zinesters and artists coming to Canzine 2023. For this edition, meet Tia Alandra, whose new zine is a resource for self-doubting masterminds.
We’re highlighting some of the zinesters and artists coming to Canzine 2023. For this edition, meet Indiepocalypse, a curated zine of alternative, underground, and experimental video games.
We’re highlighting some of the zinesters and artists coming to Canzine 2023. For this edition, meet PRUDEmag, a zine for spinsters, asexuals, relationship anarchists, and all others rejecting sex-necessariam.
We’re highlighting some of the zinesters and artists coming to Canzine 2023. For this edition, meet Paterson Hodgson, whose autobiographical comics detail being a working-class renter in a big, expensive, hostile city.