Jessica Lewis

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She’s Got Moxie: A YA novel where feminist zines take front and centre

Category: Issue 76, Jessica Lewis, News, Sharpener

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Young adult fiction has picked up on social justice issues in the past couple years. Yet even though teenagers are again being introduced to zines as an outlet of rebellion, there has yet to be a rad YA book that includes the genre. Until now. Enter Moxie by high school teacher […]

Zine Adventures in New York City

When she travels, Jessica Lewis likes to seek out zine-related activities. She is a member of the new Broken Pencil editorial board, and her zine enthusiasm also lives in her other endeavours such as running Static Zine, making perzines and volunteering at the Toronto Zine Library. She recently went to New York City, managed to have […]

Indie Rock Colouring Book

sharpener: Indie Rock Colouring Book By Jessica Lewis Musicians communicate their work visually to the public through album covers, videos, posters and maybe a soundtrack or two. But sometimes there are other people that decide they can take it to the next level. This is where Yellow Bird Project, a non-profit organization based out of […]

Take a Ride With Le Cyc

sharpener: Take a Ride With Le Cyc By Jessica Lewis Put together bicycles, a chorus, illustrations and an orchestra and you’ve got the makings of a project created by a group of out Guelph, Ontario. Le Cyc, dubbed a “bike opera,” uses approximately 380 slides projected to the beat of a six-piece orchestra, to tell […]

The Indie Store Revival

sharpener: The Indie Store Revival Repsycho and Heartbeat 960 breathe life back into consignment shopping By Jessica Lewis Toronto’s independent arts community has become more hospitable since last summer’s addition of two consignment shops/ work spaces: Repsycho at 696College Street and Heartbeat 960at 960Queen Street West. Each store has found that giving cre­ativity a home […]