One of the biggest appeals of zines and their scenes is the low barrier of access. What good is self-publishing if it is too prohibitive for most people to participate?
Meet our panel of judges for this year's exhilarating competition!
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.
Visually distinct with a whimsical, costume-ish quality to character designs, there’s a comfortable tone of strangeness throughout Blind Alley that would feel at home in EarthBound or Twin Peaks.
Jenn Woodall has had it up TO HERE with these cherubic luxury nostalgia-baiting mall dolls being passed off as DIY 'girl power.'
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!
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.
Review: Contagious Imagination: The Work and Art of Lynda Barry
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.
Review: Ticket for Reference
Prolific Australian zinester Kate Dunn writes a frank but sentimental mini-memoir of her call centre work. Drawing on several years experience of frontline phone wrangling, caught between customers, bosses, and a year of middle management.
Etsy emerged as an opportunity to capture the feeling of zine and art fairs online, selling a diverse catalogue of pieces from a universe of uncanny creators. But a zine fair and a multimillion dollar enterprise are rarely the same entity.
While tarot may be best known today as a future-telling tool, it is much more than that. Meditation, personal growth and beyond. Follow your ideas to truly make your deck your own. Allow each card to become part of your own personal system of self-discovery.
Horror artist Trevor Henderson gives us a peek at the nightmare factory.
“To me the space is important as an example of creativity, community and solidarity coming together without commercial expectations.”
Filmmaker Vera Drew wanted to reclaim the clown prince of crime with The People’s Joker. Now she has to fight the real supervillains to bring her Joker to the people.
Boots Riley tells us about the absurd and how it functions as a satirical language that can speak far more eloquently when the world is on fire. All that and more in our latest issue!
Here’s all you need to know about the biggest zine fest this side of the world wide web!
Broken Pencil and Online Canzine in association with The Laser Blast Film Society and Gold Ninja Video present a special online double bill on May 5th!
As someone who looked up to female punk music icons and also struggled with her own Catholic faith, I felt like Love and Rockets was attuned to me and my sensibilities.
A twist of bone. A tease of flesh. Cannibals and testicles. We sat down with the Manhunt author about survival and sinew. “It’s an unfortunate way to get publicity, but if they’re giving it to me, I’ll take it. And I’ll use it to do all the things they’re so afraid I’ll do.”
The fourth floor of the Dahdaleh building has seen it all: lengthy crits, overnighters, lots of laughs and even more test prints. As they gear up to venture off into their post-graduate life, they want to welcome you into this space that they have called home for the past 4 years.