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Podcast: Freedom To Read

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Read and Distribute is back with an all-new episode that is talking about censorship, graphic novels, and the upcoming Freedom To Read week.

The #MeToo Zine Syllabus

Have a zine you think should be on this list? Email anisa@brokenpencil.com. The world may have tried to shut them up, but still, survivors rise, penning their stories of rape, violence, and abuse in an ultimate act of resistance. Here are some of their zines and other helpful resources. They’d Come to Me at Night […]

Pipeline Pushback: Indigenous Artists Fight Canada’s Addiction to Extraction

Words by Summer-Harmony Twenish Cover by Gord Hill AKÌ. In Anishinabemowin, “Akì” is the name we give to the Earth, to the soil, to the land underneath our feet. In our creation story, we are taught that Akì is our mother and that our heartbeat is synchronized with hers. From an early age, I was told […]

Fiction: Coyote in Love

By Phoebe Tsang Juanita, I miss you. Do you remember the time I phoned and asked you to take me back after we hadn’t spoken for six months? This was part-way through my trans-Canada tour with the Seamus Hazelmere Quartet. I’d been hired as rhythm guitar even though I’ve got ten years performing experience on Seamus, […]

Comics by Gord Hill: The Tar Sands Pipeline

Gord Hill’s comics appear in every issue of Broken Pencil. Click the image to view it in a larger format. Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation on the Northwest Coast. Writer, artist, and militant, he has been involved in Indigenous resistance, anti-colonial and anti-capitalist movements for many years, often using the pseudonym […]

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

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 […]

This Year’s Deathmatch Prize: $$$ and the Ultimate Literary Makeover

Flamingo Rampant’s Diverse Queer Kids Books Centre Joy, Not Injury

The Deathmatch Hall of Fame

Round-up of Zines and Comics About Women’s Mental Health Issues

Print Heals: Women and Trans Zinesters Challenge the Mental Health Status Quo

And the Zine Awards winners are…

Read and Distribute: Chapter 2

Black and QTPOC Artists (Re)Claim Space

Everyday Superheroes: Anti-Corporate Cosplay & the DIY Multiverse

Staff Pick: Xinona

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)

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

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