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Announcing the Broken Pencil Zine Awards Short List!

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We’re so pumped to announce the finalists for the first ever Broken Pencil Zine Awards! We received over 175 entries from all over the world, and we were totally blown away by the talent, the passion, and the variety in each category. Every zine brought something unique to the table, and it was incredibly difficult […]

Everyday Superheroes: Anti-Corporate Cosplay & the DIY Multiverse

Words by David Silverberg “Are you Boba Fett?” “Do you know Darth Vader?” Drew Eckhardt fielded these questions from the five-year-olds huddled around him at the Victoriaville Mall in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It was just before Christmas, 2016. A guy dressed as Santa wasn’t far off, but all young eyes were focused on Eckhardt and his […]

Podcast Activist Katie Jensen: I Am Woman, Hear Me .RAR

Words by Kristel Jax Photos by Lindsay Duncan  It’s April 2017. I’m at Katie Jensen’s Inclusive Podcast Workshop series where, surrounded by strangers, I’m holding back a panic attack. Yet Katie’s ultra-friendly voice and casual bless-this-mess, we’re-all-in-this-together vibe is so soothing, and her enthusiasm for the medium is so infectious, that I start to chill […]

Staff Pick: Protest 101

Protest 101: How to do it and Why you should Zine, Bronwyn Mauldin, 21 pgs, www.bronwynmauldin.com, $7 USD It feels like there’s been a rip in the space-time continuum. White supremacists and neo-Nazis are rearing their collective head and taking the streets like it’s 1925—making it all too easy for feelings of helplessness to set […]

One Week Left of The Zine Awards!

Zine Awards Deadline One Week Away! We have had so many amazing entries for the Zine Awards sent in over the past few weeks! Here are some of the latest entries! We cant wait to have our judges look them over and decide the winners. There is still time to send yours in, so get […]

Staff Pick: Xinona

Following his incredibly successful hit comic Wendy, Walter Scott has taken some of the themes and characters of the project into a variety of different media — material and sculpture, live performance, and other comics. Xinona is one such expansion of the project, a scrolling comic/animation hosted on the site of the National Film Board […]

Folio: “Grounded in their intuition” — Curated by Komi Olaf

Zine Award Entries Rolling in!

Comics by Gord Hill: What Is Antifa?

Kim’s Pick – California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas and The Papas

Protect Your Neck:
 Think your art has been stolen? Here’s what to do next (and how to keep it yours in the first place)

Announcing Canzine 2017, including our new zine fair in Calgary, AB!

The Sad Ballad of Pepe the Frog: When Great Indie Art Gets Ripped Off

All Hail the Superqueerdo: Eric Kostiuk Williams’ comic sheroes fight back against condo-fication

Interview: Bombay Underground and Zine Cultures in India

Members Exclusive — Folio: Work in progress from the Yukon

LitBang!: Broken Pencil Magazine Zine Party!

The Hustle: how indie creators are making it work right now

Deathmatch 2017 is done! And the winner is… P.D. Walter!

Intentionalize: An interview with Devin N Morris of Brown Paper Zine Fair

BP Members Exclusive: Song of the Month presented by Wavelength

Anxiety Dream Zine

Making and smashing the Trump piñata: a how-to guide

Give the Gift of Indie: Buy One Get One Free!

The Future in Colour: POC Sci-fi Blasts Off into the Multiracial Multiverse

Tampon Run: A Q & A with the creators!

Let It Bleed: The Ebb and Flow of Menstrual Art

Babe ‘bots with brains: Cyborg Sex Surrogate and the new feminist sleaze

Canzine Portrait: Sad Haus Press

Brown Recluse Distro Changes Hands

Comic Review: Spitroute

Book Review: Night Sky With Exit Wounds

Comic Review: Pizza Punks II

Power Up: Play through a day of chronic fatigue syndrome with Robin

Art Holes: A look inside Ginette Lapalme’s cat-filled Chinatown home studio

Comics by Gord Hill: Resistance @ Unist’ot’en

Zine Review: Gxrls

Announcing the BP Community! Exclusive access to perks, content and more!

Doing It For the Kids: An Intro to Teen Zines

5 Global Zine Scenes You Should Want to Know About