Issue 60

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DIY Issue: How To Write FanFiction

Category: Alison Lang, Issue 60

“My Immortal” fanfic art by Deviantart’s ChazieBaka by Alison Lang There was a time when fan fiction – aka, the act of writing original stories using characters and worlds previously created by someone else – was one of the nerdiest pursuits one could ever possibly engage in. Confession time: I covertly wrote Buffy fanfiction through […]

The Wayside

The Wayside, Julie Morstad, 120 pgs, Drawn and Quarterly,, $19.95 There is something magical when a visual medium, such as illustration, can be so effective at story-telling. The symbolic and poetic richness of Julie Morstad’s The Wayside, is such a simple and eloquent example of water colour’s narrative potential. And it’s all bound in […]


Susceptible, Geneviève Castrée, 80 pgs, Drawn and Quarterly,, $19.95 US/CDN HC Quebec native Geneviève Castrée exorcises the demons of a strife-filled upbringing in her autobiographic novel Susceptible. Born to a teenaged mother and a drifter father who eventually leaves the family, Castrée (represented in the book by her surrogate Goglu) tells the story of […]

Science Fiction

Science Fiction, Joe Ollmann, 128 pgs, Conundrum Press,, $18 Presented in a lovely brown duotone, Science Fictiontells the story of a levelheaded high school science teacher named Mark who suffers a breakdown after viewing a B-grade sci-fi flick which dredges up repressed memories of being abducted by aliens. This causes him to turn his […]

RevolveR One

RevolveR One, Salgood Sam, 52 pgs, Split Ink,, $15 Montreal’s Salgood Sam (AKA Max Douglas) is an impressively diverse cartoonist and the first quarterly issue of his self-published anthology, RevolveR, provides the perfect showcase for his talents. Whether he’s creating hyper realistic cityscapes, atmospheric and loose dreamlike illustrations or even straight out cartoony styles, […]

Asylum Squad Side Story: The Psychosis Diaries

Asylum Squad Side Story: The Psychosis Diaries, Sarafin, self-published, In 2008, Toronto-based artist Sarafin was a patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Queen Street West in Toronto. While her treatment continued, she resurrected a comics idea about superheroes living with mental illness and began working on new strips. Upon her […]


Fascinating Folks

Ink on Paper

The Hottest Summer in Recorded History

Surrealist Cookbook

How to Get a Girl Pregnant

Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut

Whitetail Shooting Gallery

The Summer is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved

The Proxy Bride

The Lava In My Bones

Fight Song

Art Under Harper



The Art of Sufficient Conclusions

And the Birds Rained Down

Warrior Comix

Edge Desert


Flesh and Roaches

Creative Politics: A Positive Review of A Negative Review

The Best Canadian Essays 2012

How To Get A Girl Pregnant

Australian Asian Queer

Drawing Daily

Issue 60