Jean Mathew

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Journey to Meet the Staple God: Grant Me Thine Rare and Unusual Staplers

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Seeking Staple-Man: A Zinester’s Journey by Jean Mathew Deep within the concrete vastness Torontonians call Etobicoke lives an unassuming shop at 668 The Queensway. On the outside, the shop is classically suburban with an array of noisy signs on a wide nameless window, but this shop hides a little-known secret. It has been said that […]

Comic Review: Hostage

Hostage Guy Delisle, 432 pgs, Drawn & Quarterly,, $32.95 If you’re looking for a high-octane, action-packed, hostage thriller, I would sooner recommend Pierre Morel’s 2008 classic Taken over Guy Delisle’s Hostage. If you’re instead hungry for a look into the deterioration of human bodies and minds in the face of isolation, alienation, and detainment, […]

Toronto Art Book Fair Preview: Lido Pimienta

Leading up to the Toronto Art Book Fair, June 15 – 18, we’re profiling some of our favourite exhibitors.  Lido Pimienta is a Colombian born artist-curator and musician. Lido describes the central themes of her work as “the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American […]

Toronto Art Book Fair Preview: Milkweed Zine

Milkweed Zine is a Toronto sex-positive feminist erotica magazine that features international writers, artists, and photographers. Milkweed Zine experiments with form and content, borrowing from both zine and conventional editorial design. The fluidity of form has given their contributors a wide window for experimentation. Their latest issue (#3), released in March 2017, kicks off with […]

Staff Pick: Robin Ha’s Cook Korean!

Earlier this week, the Korean boyband Bangtan Boys (BTS) won for Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Even if the Billboards are not your thing, you may have caught the super racist responses to their win on social media (like super racist. A quick Twitter search of #BBMA can get you up […]