Issue 72

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Issue 72 fiction – Hostages

Category: Fiction, Issue 72, Nadia Ragbar, News

In Nadia Ragbar’s Hostages, big changes and whiffs of confusion swirl around a woman who put off sleeping for far too many years and the accountant who might be too late to save her.  There are three things to know about Lisa Primi: 1. she will have an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings that she isn’t aware […]

Dreams From the Scrap Heap: Celebrating 20 Years of Conundrum Press

Andy Brown and Joe Ollman (by Joe Ollman) from 20 x 20 By Jonathan Rotsztain The one-man publishing machine known as Conundrum Press started the way a lot of good things do: from the leftovers of zines. In 1996, founder Andy Brown was living in Montreal after an unfinished degree from Queen’s University, a series […]

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

Gord Hill’s comics appear in every issue of Broken Pencil. Click the image to view it in larger format. Learn more about this issue at 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 […]

Zine Excerpt: Menstruate #2

Menstruate the Magazine for Straight Men Vol. 2: A Galaxy of Life Fills the Night By Hart,, $20.00 Hart is an artist, videographer and zinemaker based in the shadows of Montreal. We’re stoked to be presenting these images from Menstruate #2, a beautiful, sexy and bizarre assemblage of collage, painting, sketches and other found pieces. Hart says the zine […]

Issue 72

Folio: Theodore Ziegler

This excerpt is by Welland, ON-based illustrator Theodore Ziegler. Two years ago Ziegler sent Broken Pencil a long letter detailing his career (he’s an accomplished painter, and also illustrated the cover for the re-release of Mortdecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.) Ziegler also sent us three utterly bonkers self-published comics he made with his […]

Book Review: Playground of Lost Toys

Book Review: Pillow

Book Review: Clockwork Canada

Book Review: The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree

Zine Review: Pony Castle

Book Review: Traversing Leonard

Book Review: Brain Injury

Zine Review: the vitamins of an alphabet

Book Review: Perpetual

Chapbook Review: From Lamentations

Book Review: An Unbecoming Fit of Frenzy

Book Review: We Are No Longer the Smart Kids in Class

Poetry Zine Review: The Holy Automatic

Artzine Review: Other Cities, Other Shores

Book Review: Harshly Purring

Comic Review: Chicken Nugget Comics

Comic Review: Alien Beings

Zine Review: Seawitch #10

Zine Review: Atrophy: Cripping Rape Culture

Chapbook Review: Four Stories

Comic Review: Motherland

Zine Review: Love Letters to YEG

Comic Review: Goodbye

Book Review: Calls Across the Pacific

Comic Review: Caio

Comic Review: Born Into Flame, But the Fire Dies, Amen, Goodbye

Comic Review: Beer Comic Anthology

Comic Review: Anxiety Comics Volume 2

Zine Review: Welcome to your new life with you being happy

Doing It For the Kids: An Intro to Teen Zines

Book Review: Grand Menteur

Zine Review: Unity

Zine Review: Les Carnets Rastapopoulos

Zine Review: Facts About the Weather…and why my whore wife left me

Zine Review: Idiotville

Zine Review: Cultural Appropriation in Spirituality

Perzine Review: Exscind

Zine Review: Come Close To Me

Comic Review: Dirt Baby + Bone Cat

Book Review: Adultescence

In Praise of Terrible Art: London fest celebrates the “worst of creative expression”

Zine Review: Afraid of Heights

Book Review: Hot Dog Taste Test

The Smell of Our Own: Jamiyla Lowe

Book Review: Blackbird

Zine Review: Fag Punk

Book Review: Paul Up North

Zine Review: Sanctuary

Zine Review: Loserdom #24

Book Review: Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired

Zine Review: Artificial Life in the Market Place

Welcome to Summer City: Our Music Picks

Zine Review: ‘What’s Up, Grim?’

Chapbook Review: A Copyist, an Astronomer, and a Calender Expert

Comic Review: Speak Softly

Book Review: Panther

Getting Tangled: Disability Art + Accessible Curation

Chapbook Review: This End of the World

Zine Review: Press Start

Zine Review: Everyday Failures – A Punk Stuck in Suburbia

Book Review: Chronicles of Zauba’ah