Filmmaker Vera Drew wanted to reclaim the clown prince of crime with The People’s Joker. Now she has to fight the real supervillains to bring her Joker to the people.
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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.
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.
“You can’t force the grain. If you can’t work with your own currents, you’re just fighting yourself.” Amid illness, foraging and introspection, Shim has become one of the most prolific creators in an indie tabletop gaming boom.
Cartoonist Alexander Laird gives us a tour of his goblin den, laying in wait for the right opportunity to watch Kevin Costner's Waterworld.
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.
Review: Greater Power: A Vince McMahon Zine
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.
Review: Crowdfunding for Designers
Craig Berman outlines an inspiring — and, quite frankly, increasingly necessary — approach to creativity that questions whether the labour of design must always be in service to others.
Boots Riley tells us about the absurd and how it functions as a satirical language that can speak far more eloquently when the world is on fire. All that and more in our latest issue!
Here’s all you need to know about the biggest zine fest this side of the world wide web!
Broken Pencil and Online Canzine in association with The Laser Blast Film Society and Gold Ninja Video present a special online double bill on May 5th!
As someone who looked up to female punk music icons and also struggled with her own Catholic faith, I felt like Love and Rockets was attuned to me and my sensibilities.
A twist of bone. A tease of flesh. Cannibals and testicles. We sat down with the Manhunt author about survival and sinew. “It’s an unfortunate way to get publicity, but if they’re giving it to me, I’ll take it. And I’ll use it to do all the things they’re so afraid I’ll do.”
The fourth floor of the Dahdaleh building has seen it all: lengthy crits, overnighters, lots of laughs and even more test prints. As they gear up to venture off into their post-graduate life, they want to welcome you into this space that they have called home for the past 4 years.
New anthology from Hal Kelly memorializes the obscure, taboo, filthy trash zines that were once abundant throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.
For every successful foray into Hollywood there’s 100 cash-strapped nightmares making use of ingenuity and offal. The rogue visionaries with a passion for film so strong that no empty pocket could ever prevent them from sharing their goopy artistry.
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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 Bridget Moser about the uncanny, the unsettling, ‘cursed images’ and a hair covered skeleton of her creation that got under people’s skin.
A lifetime of alienation from my peers and reluctant obsession with death had turned me into some kind of stoic mutant, able to see in the metaphorical dark. It felt good to say that I had been preparing for this my whole life, whether or not it was true.