Feature: Hilarity in High-Def Is laughter leaving the clubs and heading online and onscreen? By Michelle Kay If you’re in downtown […]
Behold! Here are the nominees for Best Artzine, Best Litzine, Best Comic, Best Political Zine, Best Infozine, Best Perzine and Best Fanzine of 2023!
For the 100th issue of Broken Pencil, we felt it appropriate to celebrate the use of zines as expression passed down through the ages, starring the Singapore-based family art collective behind Rubbish FAMzine.
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Speaking as something of a lapsed wrestling fan, Greater Power makes a compelling case for once again investing oneself in the strange, strange world of sports entertainment.
Berlin is now home to more than 600 startups, modeling themselves after successful American businesses, many tried to import American workplace culture. Cartoonist Aisha Franz' latest book is a satire of the calamity that ensued.
Review: Planet Heaven
What if there was an app that could tap into your brainwaves and wash all your worries away? Help you manifest your dreams at the touch of a button? And what happens when that app is made by the densest men on the planet?
Review: Hi-Fi Anxiety
Jason’s memories of his first time hearing a band always seem to occur in some hole-in-the-wall record store in the ‘90s. It seems the real trick here is that this unassuming zine sneaks up on you with its grassroots charm.
What seemed like an entertaining vampire adventure with somewhat sophomoric social insights blossomed into maybe the most poignant metaphorical commentary on racial politics I’ve ever read.
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 […]
By Sara Ritchie In a digital world, when print feels like it is going the way of the dinosaur, Microcosm […]
By Grace Evans Rosemary Travale likes to draw things that make her laugh. The Hamilton, Ontario-based artist, participating in this year’s […]
A BP online exclusive By Brooke Ford Ken Sparling, author of self-publishedHush Up and Listen Stinky Poo Butt, For Those Whom […]
A BP online exclusive By Brooke Ford “The literary world, especially regarding headless monstrosities with incomprehensible messages from beyond the grave, […]
An analysis of two books on girl culture By Janine Amin Girl Zines: making media doing feminism by Alison Piepmeier, New […]