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Chapbook Review: Sex Made Me

Category: Issue 75, News, Nicole Partyka, Reviews

Sex Made Me Chapbook, Elianna Lev, write@eliannalev.com, $10 Elianna Lev explores intimacy, inadequacy, infatuation, infidelity, and other ins and out of sexuality in Sex Made Me, a book of poetry consisting of two chapbooks. The collection is diverse in form, its poems ranging from two lines to a page, the content spanning illustrations in pseudo-comic […]

Artzine Review: The Future is Now

The Future is Now Artzine, Katie Carey, katiecarey.ca, Pindot Press If you’d like to visually travel across time and space in the span of a few minutes, The Future is Now is the zine for you. The textural, colourful art in this slim volume is simultaneously retro and modern, blending a vintage aesthetic with futuristic […]

Zine Review: Through the Quiet Through the Dark

Through the Quiet Through the Dark Perzine, Manoela Martins, manocamartins@gmail.com, $5 Manoela Martins masters a gestural, evocative style of illustration to create incredible depth in both her visual art and her painful story of paternal abuse in Through the Quiet Through the Dark. “How can I even begin to explain?,” asks Martins on the first […]

Book Review: Mooncop

Mooncop, Tom Gauld 96 pgs, Drawn and Quarterly, drawnandquarterly.com, $22.95 In his newest graphic novel, Tom Gauld explores loneliness and technologically mediated isolation through the eponymous character of Mooncop. Stationed on a dwindling moon colony without “any real crime to deal with,” Mooncop — referred to throughout only as “Officer” —meanders through his lonely existence […]