Introducing Broken Pencil 102: Cop City

In March of 2023, more than 50 individuals were indicted in Georgia on RICO charges. We take a look at Cop City and how it became a chilling assault on free expression.

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Remembering Ian Ferrier

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.

Introducing Broken Pencil 101: Poster Boy

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!

Dr. Bug and Mr. Game Freak: The Fanzine Origins of Pokémon

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.

Art Holes: Amiga 600

Illustrator Stephen Maurice Graham shows us his transitory, functional space, their gaming gear, and how much his workspace looks like the things he draws.

Hardcore in the Void: The Return of Anti-Matter

“There were definitely times where I thought, ‘I could really use a conversation with someone who’s just seen it all.’” Texas is the Reason’s Norman Brannon discusses his reasons for reviving his ’90s hardcore zine.

TOOLKIT: Make Your Own Tabletop RPG

If you want help making your scrappy little art game full of weird characters and personal opinions and you think nerding out about systems to help enable your dream kind of play sounds like fun, let’s roll.

Folio: Lonesome Bill Walker on Puppetry and Pee-wee

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 Lonesome Bill Walker, whose woodwork and puppetry explore queerness and its rich strings throughout pop culture.