A BP online exclusive By Brooke Ford “The literary world, especially regarding headless monstrosities with incomprehensible messages from beyond the grave, […]
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.
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!
Run Wolf Run is a well done comic-and printed in nice risograph package to boot, but does that make it worth howling over?
Jenn Woodall has had it up TO HERE with these cherubic luxury nostalgia-baiting mall dolls being passed off as DIY 'girl power.'
The acclaimed cartoonist and the queen of gruesome tales join our panel for this year's competition!
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.
An analysis of two books on girl culture By Janine Amin Girl Zines: making media doing feminism by Alison Piepmeier, New […]
Brooke Ford follows Rob Kovitz’s frozen odyssey By Brooke Ford “I have imagined a man who might live as the coldest […]
Canada’s collage queen hides out in the Yukon and finds her selves By Hal Niedzviecki Sonja Ahlers is currently hiding out […]
How low-budget online programs are challenging the network fare By David Silverberg Two hardcore metal musicians are spinning hiphop records at […]
During a recession, governments both federal and municipal are on the hunt for places to cut costs and the arts […]
This Friday, July 1 at 7pm at the Gladstone Hotel, the Parkdale Street Writers Workshop launches Underground Inspirations, a beautiful […]
Check for weekly episodes of Mr. Monitor at www.brokenpencil.com/mrmonitor throughout the summer.
When I was 17 and looking for people to relate to, Broken Pencil was my enlightenment. The first copy of […]
A surveillance of small presses outside the Canadian border By Spencer Gordon Mud Luscious Press As the ground freezes […]
By Brooke Ford, Lindsay Gibb, Nathaniel G. Moore, Hal Niedzviecki, Richard Rosenbaum, Ian Sullivan Cant & Derek Winkler For our […]
1995: Hal Niedzviecki and Hilary Clark drink several pitchers of beer at the now defunct Beverly Tavern. Hal: We should […]