Issue 42

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Today’s Zine Review: Mercy Seat

Category: International Zine Month, Issue 42, News

We’re sharing a zine review a day as part of International Zine Month. Today’s review was originally published in Issue 42 of Broken Pencil. Comic, Gord Cummings, Published by Viciousambitious,, Gord Cummings, like many of us, is a mix of interesting neuroses and traumatizing experiences. However, Cummings, unlike most of us, is a […]

Demons in the Spring

I want to marry this book. All the stories in it are unbelievably heartbreaking and astoundingly beautiful. “An Apple Could Make You Laugh” is the most frustrating love story I’ve ever read, “People Are Becoming Clouds” makes sense in a way that it shouldn’t, and reading “I Want The Quiet Moments Of A Party Girl” […]

Saudade: The Possibilities of Place

Saudade: The Possibilities of Place is a collection of fascinating stories of Anik See’s travels across the world. Her style, a stream of consciousness writing, has amazing anecdotes and a wisdom that I have never read before. Through Anik, I can travel vicariously to the places she has travelled like Yellowknife, Cuba, and Amsterdam, and […]


This is Dave Sim’s first major project since the end of Cerebus, which was the longest-running independent comic book series in history. This new book might seem a bit strange coming from the creator of the aforementioned eponymous anthropomorphic aardvark barbarian; Judenhass is German for “Jew hatred,” and this is a book about the Holocaust, […]

My Life as a Foot

Richard Suicide’s work wreaks havoc on my calm little life. His abject and frank visions are technically a social commentary with a lethal side order of pedestrian angst, but it makes my skin crawl. Is this the effect the artist is going for? When you work at the complaints department of the Regular Zoombie Insurance […]

BFF – Brain Fag Forever!

Nate Beatty’s BFF serves as a best-of collection of his Portland based perzine/comic Brain Fag, spanning 1999to 2007. Beatty’s short narrative, autobiographical comics mostly cover the realm of relationships (or lack thereof), drawing comics, travelling and negotiating day-to-day minutiae like looking after his drooling cat. Beatty’s drawing and writing style vacillates pretty widely over the […]

Pictorial Profile: Fletcher Pratt

Mr. Monitor

I already know how my life will go.

The Geofriends

Jason and the Comics

Zine Philosophy Myself, yourself, etc.

Deleted Zines Digging the dirt on ex-zinesters

Introducing Sarah Steinberg

Editor’s Note

Indieparture! Sarah Lazarovic

Craig Atkinson

Theory of the Say-Koh-Bich

Little Wite Squirel Angel

Some of This is True

Some Short Notes on Lessons I have Learnt by Listening to Motörhead

Cheque Files

Old Man Smell

I Tend to the Tail End

Rockin the Oven One man’s mission to play kitchens everywhere

The Story of Stylus

subTerrain Reaches a Milestone

Is Ottawa’s (Very) Small Press Fair Facing Extinction?

Colour me Porno

State of Georgia The enviable career of a young zinemaker

You Down with 911? The Emergency Response Unit will have you apoplectic with literary concern

Gardening on Mars with Laura Barrett

New Zine Library in Vancouver

High-Calibre Micropress The first anniversary of PistolPress

Kamstra’s got your Tongue? Talking to the poet about taxes

From Rochdale to Bathurst The constant evolution of the Cineforum

The Diary of a Zinester in Residence

The People’s Papers The rise and fall of the Canadian tabloid

He Likes To Read Books Written For Girls The gentle observations of Conundrum Press

Lily, a Zine for Writers

Zine Review: Front and Centre

Four Seasons is a Restaurant in my Hometown

Chubby Bounty Hunter


The Revenge of the Lesbian Folk-Singer

The Ninja Punks

Mr. Destructo and Destructo Jr.

Mercy Seat


Birch Control

A Free Comic Book Day Comic

(Sometimes Things Get Confusing When You’re) Mentally Ill

Slacker Sounds

Skin Ego


Samurai Dreams

Peep Zine

Migrant Workers Saved my Life

Nightly Zine


Leeking Ink

Rocket Robin Hood

Kiss Off 13

If Destroyed Still True

Chloe Liked Olivia… Stories about Female Friendship

Molly the Popsicle: An Existential Tale about the Absurdity of Modern Life

Boyoboy: An Altarts and Culture Zine

Issue 42