Issue 77

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Zine Review: Honeymoon

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Honeymoon Travel zine, Heather Joan Tam, 19 pg, For Heather Joan Tam’s honeymoon (or perhaps, that of her protagonist, if this is fiction), she travelled to England where her new in-laws live, since they were unable to make their son’s wedding. I expected the zine to be more personal, given the nature of the […]

Zine Review + Excerpt: Camgirl

Camgirl Art zine, Josephine Norman, Some topics are easily dismissed as controversial and cause folks to speak endlessly about them, even when they don’t understand what they’re talking about. Josephine Norman brilliantly subverts this tendency with her tidy, deceptively simple, and beautifully designed zine entitled Camgirl. In it, she illustrates to the reader the […]

The Smell of Our Own: 14-year-old interviews his queer artist mom, Gitanjali Lena

The Smell of Our Own: Interviews with the artist in the family Gitanjali Lena talks to her 14-year-old son, Zul Lena, about sex, support and sacrifice Gitanjali is a queer mother, lawyer, and grad student of Sri Lankan origins. She has performed at Desh Pardesh, Word on the Street, the AGO, and with OUTburst and Asian […]

Comic Review: Animol Zoo

Animol Zoo Comic, Shayne Cassidy, 20 pgs,, This zine may be a harrowing statement of the “mankind vs. nature” variety. In it, variants of humans assail or neglect variants of animals (“animols”). Pull-aparts are needed. A turtle gets fucked up real bad. And so on.

Poetry Review: Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements Phoebe Wang, 105 pages, McClelland & Stewart,, $16.95 At first glance, the title Admission Requirements feels like a reflection on the limits of belonging. “Admission” as inclusive, welcomed and “requirements,” exploring the threshold between what is allowed, and what has been breached in spaces of acceptance. “Do not limit yourself / to the […]

Artzine Review: The Birth of Linda

The Birth of Linda Artzine, Tess Eneli Reid, The most intriguing quality of zines, that key aspect of the medium that zinesters like myself love, is the immense breadth in terms of how simple or elaborate a successful zine can look. Tess Eneli Reid’s The Birth of Linda excels at complexity, resulting in a stunning […]

Zine Review — Another Round Please: Confessions of a Busboy

Book Review: Oh Honey

Non-Fiction Review: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

Poetry Review: Feel Happier in Nine Seconds

Graphic Novel Review + Excerpts: Tongues

Music Review: River God by Century Egg

Comic: Dinner Romantic

Graphic Novel Review: Sputnik’s Children

Litzine Review: Revenge of the Freak

Memoir Review: Deep Salt Water

Poetry Review: Totem Poles & Railroads

Graphic Novel Review — Kru Jac: A Year in Thailand

Power Up! Indie Games: Deaf Game Reviews

Zine Review + Excerpt: Where I Am Where I Am Not

Zine Review: When Language Runs Dry

Book Review: That Existential Leap

Poetry Review: Throwing the Diamond Hitch

Music Review: Good Night, Tomorrow by Needles//Pins

Pipeline Pushback: Indigenous Artists Fight Canada’s Addiction to Extraction

Comic Book + Album Review: Why is the Path to Nowhere

Book Review: The Bone Mother

Zine Review + Excerpt: A texting interview with… Peter Birkemoe

Music Review: Family Hangover by Walrus

Book Review: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall

Graphic Novel Review: I’m Not Here

Zine Review: Submerging

Perzine Review: Sh!t Happens

Poetry Review: Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe

Chapbook Review — The Gorge: A Cartographer of Sorrows

Zine Review — Raw: Who are You to Tell Me Who I Am

Art Holes: Bug Cru

Zine Review — Quitter: Good Lucky Not Dying

Non-Fiction Review: Cats I’ve Known

Comics by Gord Hill: The Tar Sands Pipeline

Zine Review: Meme Queen

Journey to Meet the Staple God: Grant Me Thine Rare and Unusual Staplers

Zine Review: Magellan & Magellan: Mutiny

Linocut Biography Review: Daddy Hall

Compilation Zine Review — Feels: The Lovesick Issue

Zine Review: How to Recognize Voter Suppression in its Habitat Naturel

Comic: Babcia, a papercut story

Zine Review — How to Change the World: Pocket Guide

Non-Fiction Review: The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth

Zine Review: Here’s What I’ve Hidden Under My Tongue

Zine Review: The BLT

Zine Review: The Happy Loner

Flamingo Rampant’s Diverse Queer Kids Books Centre Joy, Not Injury

Zine Review: All Together

Art Zine Review: An A-Z of Holes

Zine Review: The Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective, Issue 2

Excerpt: BBHMM

Zine Review: BBHMM

Nos apoyamos: ¿SERIO? Zine, Brown and Proud Press & Beyond

Issue 77

Round-up of Zines and Comics About Women’s Mental Health Issues

Print Heals: Women and Trans Zinesters Challenge the Mental Health Status Quo

Staff Pick: Protest 101

Staff Pick: Rock and Riot