Issue 71

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Zine Review: Secrets: Surviving Jian Ghomeshi

Category: Grace Bueler, Issue 71, News, Reviews

Secrets: Surviving Jian Ghomeshi Zine, Ellie Anglin,   As a Torontonian, I know all about Jian Ghomeshi’s recent legal scandals, the toxic CBC culture that turned a blind eye to his behavior, and witnessed the painful experiences of his brave accusers as their testimony and experiences were taken apart in a highly public trial. […]

Book Review: Puke Force

Puke Force Brian Chippendale, 120 pgs, Drawn & Quarterly,, $27.95 As far as punk oddities go, Brian Chippendale may have the competition beat with Puke Force. This antagonistic book skewers present-day life in a series of one-page comic strips which chronologically build on each other (although with that being said, the entire structure is […]

Book Review: Hitler

Hitler Shigeru Mizuki, 296 pgs,, $29.95Propaganda and willfully blind obedience are weapons of mass destruction. Such is Hitler’s legacy. Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler shows how swiftly and completely everyone around the notorious Nazi dictator gave in to his lies and wishes. It is worth noting the extent to which Germany was a beaten and humiliated […]

Book Review: this

this Andy Weaver, 103 pgs, Chaudiere Books,, $20 Ten pages of quotations foreground this collection and act as a preview for the subdued unorthodoxy that is to come. This isn’t revolutionary by any means — it is, at its best, wrestling with the irreducible paradox that to untie the knots in language, one must […]

Book Review: Big Kids

Big Kids Michael DeForge, Drawn & Quarterly,, 96 pgs, $19.95 Like most people who’ve ever read Michael DeForge’s work, I’ve never been able to go back; back to looking at comics the same way, back to looking at the possibility of representation through pictures and images the same way, nor to go back to asking […]

National Resonance: How Drone Took Over Canada’s Underground

    In 2014, artist and activist Marie LeBlanc Flanagan announced a new Canadian holiday. Henceforth, she proclaimed on her popular underground music website Weird Canada, one Saturday in May would be known as National Drone Day. (This year’s event takes place this Saturday, May 28.) The idea, based on the niche music subgenre known […]

National Drone Day: The Playlist

Book Review: Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina

Book Review: Malignant Metaphor

Book Review: Good Trouble

Chapbook Review: Staying Alive

Chapbook Review: Looking Good and Having a Good Time

Chapbook Review: Larix

Zine Review: The Meeting Place

Zine Review: One Chance

Zine Review: An Angel Dances in the Capuchin Bone Chapel

Zine Review: Xerography Debt Vol. 38

Zine Review: Natural Order

Zine Review: Passionate About Proper Dishwashing Behaviour

Comics by Gord Hill: Positive and Negative

Zine Philosophy: On Self-Care, Race and Representation in Zinemaking

Issue 71

Book Review: Extra Illicit Sonnets

YYZine Distro: Toronto’s Online Zine Fair

Zine Review: Hard Times in the Maritimes

Zine Review: Leaving, Coming Home – A Zine About Traveling

Zine Review: Last Playlist

Zine Review: Flip Your Fingers

Edmonton’s vending machine zine distro roars back to life

Book Review: Infinitum

The Smell of Our Own: Thu Tran

Zine Review: Cosmic Brews – Coffee, Tea or Me

Book Review: Beverly

Book Review: Resilience and Triumph

Zine Review: Cockroach Zine #11

Zine Review: Cinema Sewer #28

Zine Review: Black Mold

Zine Review: T Scale

Zine Review: EAT #7

Excerpt: An Angel Dances in the Capuchin Bone Chapel

Zine Review: Big Diamond

Book Review: Curveball

Zine Review: Art & Wonder Issue 1

Basic Paper Airplane #10

Zine Review: Honeymoon

Zine Review: Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty

Zine Review: Enigmas

Waste Case: The Hardboiled Darkness of Andrew F. Sullivan

Chapbook Review: yasser arafat is dead

Zine Review: Bore #11

Zine Review: Fully Loaded Trap

Is Wrestling Fixed?

Chapbook Review: The Rose Concordance

Zine Review: Trans⋅plant Issue 2

Zine Review: You Approach a Dark Manor

Chapbook Review: Twenty-Four Hours Anonymous

Zine Review: Six More Slices of Life Vol. 2

Sneak Peek: Covers from Ricochet Books’ Canadian Noir

Book Review: Charleswood Road

Zine Review: Dirty Face

Zine Review: Art & Wonder Issue 2

Zine Review: Baba Yaga Burns Paris to the Ground

Zine Review: Grimm Memes

Zine Review: SRVIV #3

Zine Review: Beast and the Flower

Zine Review: Queer Times

Zine Review: When Deadlines Become Zombies #10

Zine Review: Unproductive #1

Zine Review: Drawing Thinking of You Dancing

Zine Review – 2 Astronuts in: Tinderized Meat

Zine Review: Comedians Colouring & Activity Book

Zine Review: Bananas Are Zine