fiction: Is Ruining my Life By Dave Proctor
Joe Matt erased the line between what should and should not be shared with an audience, which in turn made the reader realize that perhaps they didn’t need to be so fearful of their own dark secrets.
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.
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.
Meet our panel of judges for this year's exhilarating competition!
Review: Cursed Bunny
In a series of stories mostly set in modern-day South Korea, Bora Chung writes of heads coming up out of toilets, robots that fall in love and unexpected pregnancies. Her stories read like parables, where decisions made for business’s sake have long and supernatural repercussions.
This full-colour, richly collaged mini-zine is a touching tribute to a real-life friend, Atticus, and a rendering as fable of Atticus’s coming out and transitional journey.
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.
fiction: Texas Bound By J Jack Unrau The second thing I saw when I woke up was David Lynch holding […]
excerpt: Lose By Michael Deforge Excerpted from Lose, published by Koyama Press (kingtrash.com, koyamapress.com)
Excerpted from Back & Forth by Marta Chudolinska (backandforthbook.wordpress.com)
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sharpener: The Indie Store Revival Repsycho and Heartbeat 960 breathe life back into consignment shopping By Jessica Lewis Toronto’s independent […]
sharpener: Nerd Girl Pinups By Derek Winkler If there’s one thing the Internet does not lack, it’s nerds. If there’s […]
sharpener: Grrrlblud Archiving riot grrrl’s zine history By A. Wolfe Folded once, saddle-stitched and greased silky with the grips of […]
An Interview with Kaie Kellough An online exclusive By Joel Deshaye Kaie Kellough is a bilingual poet, editor, educator, and […]