Sharpener: Less Stupider & Vulgar By Serah-Marie McMahon The Kidnappers have been friends since high school, and it shows. Moving on […]
A Reddit-driven rejection of labour surged during the pandemic, but it stems from a long tradition. An overlooked history of the anti-work movement and where it fits with modern organizing.
Grant Ionatán (aka HTML Flowers) believed a lifelong struggle with illness and isolation would have prepared them. The artist's confrontation with a world gone sick proved differently. Our Summer Issue explores the ways artists, zines and scenes evolved in a planet compromised by pandemic.
Review: Investigation Into Alleged Gatherings on Government Premises During COVID Restrictions, or The Case of the Forbidden Jamborees
Henry Hardwicke Carruthers provides a wry, meticulous and absurdist satire of the absurdist scandal plaguing Boris Johnson.
Acclaimed Cartoonist Sami Alwani joins our panel for the blazing hot Zine Awards! Enter today!
Founded in 2017, Broken Pencil Zine Awards celebrates excellence in independent, underground zine making and micro-printing!
Fool’s Gold: the Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Official Town Fool
Fool’s Gold: the Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Official Town Fool Jesse Donaldson, 123 pgs, Anvil Press,anvilpress.com, $18 I have […]
Life Is Like Canadian Football and Other Authentic Folk Songs
Life Is Like Canadian Football and Other Authentic Folk Songs Henry Adam Svec, 193pgs, Invisible Publishing, invisible publishing.com, $19.95 I […]
Welcome To This
Welcome To This Marta Chudolinska, 12 pgs, Private Spectacle Press, https://martachudolinska.com/ Welcome To This is made up of several illustrations […]
Sharpener: Boy-o-Boylesque By Tara-Michelle Ziniuk Who: Christopher Hayden a.k.a Bruin Pounder What: Member of BoylesqueTO Where: Boy O Boy Cabaret. Also […]
Feature: Perfect Bound Hilarity! Canada’s funniest literary journals By Broken Pencil Canada is known as a global contributor to laugh culture. […]
Feature: The Art of Stuttering CBC dotes on him. He’s earned a Bravo! FACT grant. He’s only 30. And the […]
Feature: What’s this for? A terrifying and humourless journey into the pathologically guarded world of the independent author
Feature: What is this for? A terrifying and humourless journey into the pathologically guarded world of the independent author By Nathaniel […]
Feature: Hilarity in High-Def Is laughter leaving the clubs and heading online and onscreen? By Michelle Kay If you’re in downtown […]
Feature: Web Comics Funny web comics for laughing at By Richard Rosenbaum It’s no secret that we here at Broken Pencil […]
Feature: Soundbites from the Funhouse Six creative types reveal what makes them laugh By Nathaniel G. Moore Elyse Friedman: “I once […]
Feature: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore There was a time when comedy was challenging and it took people out of […]
By Liz Worth Hamilton proto-punks Simply Saucer are often cited as southern Ontario’s answer to the Velvet Underground. Their cult following […]
By Spencer Gordon Bored by the upper middle class, educated anxieties endlessly detailed in our major literary journals? Tired of bloodless, […]
By Brooke Ford If the feeling of disappointment over the closure of certain indie retailers is sitting heavily, if the news […]