Issue 73

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Book Review: Strike Anywhere

Category: Feliks Jezioranski, Issue 73, Reviews

Strike Anywhere Michael Lista, 223 pgs, The Porcupine’s Quill, “[T]here’s an intrinsic value in discovering what writers think of each other’s work. The purpose of a review, good or bad, is to begin a conversation, not to end it,”  writes Michael Lista in Strike Anywhere, a collection of his reviews. Poet and former poetry […]

Comics by Gord Hill: The Story of Almighty Voice

Gord Hill’s comics appear in every issue of Broken Pencil. Click the image to view it in a larger format.

Book Review: It’s Only the Himalayas

  It’s Only the Himalayas, and Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker, by S. Bedford. 224 pgs, Brindle & Glass, $19.95. Twenty-three-year-old university drop-out Sue Bedford, a bored waitress still living with her parents, longs to be more like her best gal pal Sara, who has a successful career and a great […]

Book Review: Whelmed

Whelmed, Nicole Markotić, 97 pgs, Coach House Books,, $18.95 It is unclear exactly how whelmed expects itself to be read. Formatted like a dictionary or encyclopedia, but devoid of that form’s usual utilitarian purpose, Markotić utilizes a dictionary’s layout without taking advantage of that layout’s primary purpose. The alphabetically-organized dictionary structure is near-perfect for […]

Book Review: Mooncop

Mooncop, Tom Gauld, 96 pgs, Drawn and Quarterly,, $22.95 In his newest graphic novel, Tom Gauld explores loneliness and technologically mediated isolation through the eponymous character of Mooncop. Stationed on a dwindling moon colony without “any real crime to deal with,” Mooncop — referred to throughout only as “Officer” —meanders through his lonely existence […]

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

art by JW Pang By Al Donato Silvia Moreno-Garcia will destroy us all. Moreno-Garcia lives in Vancouver, but she’s unleashing her terrifying brood across the world in the upcoming People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!, a special issue she’s edited for Lightspeed Magazine. This edition is just one of several offshoots of Lightspeed’s successfully crowdfunded issues […]

Issue 73

Book Review: Waiting For The Cyclone

Tampon Run: A Q & A with the creators!

Let It Bleed: The Ebb and Flow of Menstrual Art

Book Review: Poems by Gerard Legro

Music Review: The Gardening Club

Babe ‘bots with brains: Cyborg Sex Surrogate and the new feminist sleaze

Book Review: Plans We Made

Zine Philosophy: How To Build A Punk Archive

Book Review: Conflict is Not Abuse

Brown Recluse Distro Changes Hands

Book Review: Live from the Underground

Zine Review: Touch The Donkey #10

Reperspirations, Exhalations, Wrapt Inflections

Chapbook Review: A New Love/ An Aching Stone

Chapbook Review: The Idiot on Fire

Chapbook Review: How Could You Believe This Might All Be Made Right?

Chapbook Review: Hoarfrost & Solace

Book Review: Sad Old Faggot

Chapbook Review: After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees

Comic Review: Spitroute

Comic Review: Simalcrumatik #1

The Life and Times of Hugh Grant: A Colouring Book

Comic Review: Colin Cthulhu

Book Review: Night Sky With Exit Wounds

Zine Review: The Doldrums

Comic Review: Pizza Punks II

Hal’s Pick: Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

Comic Review: Bad Ass Babes

Burgomasterpiece Theatre: Trump vs Hillary

Zine Review: Zine Obscura

Zine Review: Terminal Boredom: Issue 02

Slime Bucket Vol. 1

Zine Review: Stuck to You Like

Zine Review: ?Serio? zine

Zine Review: The Rheostatics Saved My Life

Zine Review: Glorious Wrestling Alliance

Book Review: Closer

Alison’s Pick: Rob Ford the Zine!!

Art Holes: A look inside Ginette Lapalme’s cat-filled Chinatown home studio

Book Review: The Animal Game

Comic Review: Flavour Country

Book Review: Wigford Rememberies

Zine Review: Gxrls

Book Review: The Year 200

Comic Review: Day One

Book Review: In This Together

Sharpener: Suffragette City Zine

Zine Review: A Small Zine with Some Skulls I Like

Review: The Alchemist Council

Book Review: Trump For Principal

Comic Review: Mean Zine